International Organizations

International Governance of Global Health Pandemics

COVID-19 has disrupted the world as we know it with the declaration of national disaster, imposition of strict quarantines, and economic disruptions. In order to provide some context for the role of international law in public health emergencies, this Insight provides brief history of how the international community has created institutional governance to respond to global health pandemics.


Anastasia Telesetsky
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U.N. Security Council Ombudsperson Publishes 18th Report on De-listing

Justine N. Stefanelli

A report on requests for de-listing from the U.N.

2019 Midyear Meeting - Keynote Concluding Remarks

At the Society's November 2019 Midyear Meeting, Blanca Montejo, United Nations Security Council Affairs Division presented a keynote address at the end of the Practitioners’ Forum which provided an overview of the work of the U.N. Security Council and its positive impact on international law. Her poignant comments were worth sharing with those who could not be at the meeting. An updated version of her speech follows.

UN Publishes Guidance for Mediators to Protect Children During Armed Conflict

Justine N. Stefanelli

The United Nations Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict published on February 18, 2020, "

Council of Europe Agrees Checklist for States on Democratic Checks and Balances

Justine N. Stefanelli

On February 5, 2020, the Council of Europe's Committee of Ministers formally agreed a

U.N. Publishes Third Report on Status of Human Rights Treaty Body System

Justine N. Stefanelli

The Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN) has published its third report on the status of the human rights treaty body system, as