The HRW World Report documents ongoing human rights practices in the world and summarises key human rights issues in more than 90 countries and territories worldwide. The introductory essay of the 22nd edition examines the Arab Spring and the creation of an opportunity for change in the region.
DI - 31/1/2012
Issued on 30 January, this statement of the members of the European Council contains the EU leader’s commitment to strengthen European growth and competitiveness.
DI - 30/1/2012
The Green Economy Report –‘Towards a Green Economy: Pathways to Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication’- is compiled by the Green Economy Initiative of the UN Environment Programme in collaboration with economists and experts worldwide. It shows that greening economies is a new engine of growth, a net generator of decent jobs and a vital strategy for the elimination of persistent poverty.
DI - 26/1/2012
The Obama Administration has responded to ‘We the People’ petitions on SOPA and online piracy (VETO the SOPA bill and any other future bills that threaten to diminish the free flow of information and Stop the E-PARASITE Act). The official response highlights that 'the important task of protecting intellectual property online must not threaten an open and innovative internet'.
DI - 25/1/2012
US President Barack Obama delivered his third State of the Union Address on 24 January. The President outlined a “blueprint for the future” or proposals for an economy that’s built to last – an economy built on manufacturing, energy, skills for workers and a renewal of the US values.
DI - 24/1/2012
The Council of the European Union adopted new sanctions on Iran at the 3142th Foreign Affairs Council meeting on 23 January. The document includes a ban on the import, the purchase and the transport of crude oil and petroleum products.
DI - 18/1/2012
This year’s edition of the WESP stresses that global economic growth started to decelerate on a broad front in mid-2011 and this slow growth is expected to continue into 2012 and 2013. The WESP report provides an overview of recent global economic performance and short-term prospects for the world economy.
DI - 10/1/2012
Announced by the US President Barack Obama on 5 January, the new defence strategy ‘will allow the military to defend the United States and its national interests while cutting military spending in a responsible, balanced manner’.
DI - 9/1/2011
Also known as House Bill 3261 or H.R 3261, it was introduced in the US House of Representatives on 26 October 2011. The bill would authorize the US Department of Justice to seek court orders against websites outside US jurisdiction accused of infringing on copyrights, or of enabling or facilitating copyright infringement.