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Global Governance and Human Rights

Team Leader: Michelle McKenna – Senior Fellow

Our research on global governance maintains a strong legal perspective in analysing major issues in international law, intergovernmental institutions and the International Criminal Court.


Sovereignty, Syria and Slicing Through the Double Think

Human rights are universal, but they are yet to be universalised. Transparent sovereignty is the answer. Whilst being a legalistic term that tends to evoke groans, apprehensive of impending, inevitable boredom, the word ‘sovereignty’ is central to any debate on whether humanitarian intervention in the internal affairs of a State is appropriate or justifiable.

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