Carmen G. Gonzalez (Seattle): The Global Food System, Environmental Protection, and Human Rights. Despite reforms, the United Nations Human Rights Council still struggles with credibility. The first chapter from The International Human Rights Movement: A History by Aryeh Neier. From The Nation, a review of The Slave Trade and the Origins of International Human Rights Law by Jenny S. Martinez and The Justice Cascade: How Human Rights Prosecutions Are Changing World Politics by Kathryn Sikkink. From Global Law Books, a review of The United Nations Secretariat and the Use of Force in a Unipolar World; a review of International Authority and the Responsibility to Protect by Anne Orford; and a review of State Responsibility for International Terrorism by Kimberley N. Trapp. From Le Monde diplomatique, Augusta Conchiglia on the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’ evolving mandate; and Anne-Cecile Robert on the other UN: Besides the well-known building in Manhattan, the UN has three other main HQs, one of them in Vienna, where nine important organisations do the practical work.

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