UN Special Rapporteur Warns That Counterrorism Measures Diverge from Human Rights Standards

October 20, 2021

Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, UN special rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism, has claimed that efforts to improve counterterrorism measures around the world are damaging human rights and the rule of law.

Senator Rubio Expresses Concern about "Woke" Federal Investment Guidelines

October 20, 2021

Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) has voiced concern about the Employee Benefits Security Administration’s proposed “Prudence and Loyalty in Selecting Plan Investments and Shareholder Rights,” which permits investment on criteria beyond profit and loss, including climate change and progress on workforce diversity and inclusion.

ECtHR Rejects Turkey's Attempt to Prohibit Criticism of President

October 20, 2021

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has concluded that Turkey's conviction of Vedat Şorli for "insulting the President" with a photo and cartoon posted to Facebook violated his right to freedom of expression.

Taliban Default to Sharia Extremism in Consolidating Control in Afghanistan

October 20, 2021

The Taliban's initial pronouncements that the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan would mean respect for human rights, commitment to women's inclusion, and rejection of violence has been replaced by the months-long consolidation of power defined by extreme application of sharia law.

 

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  • Senator Rubio Expresses Concern about "Woke" Federal Investment Guidelines

    October 20, 2021

    Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) has voiced concern about the Employee Benefits Security Administration’s proposed “Prudence and Loyalty in Selecting Plan Investments and Shareholder Rights,” which permits investment on criteria beyond profit and loss, including climate change and progress on workforce diversity and inclusion.

     
  • KPMG's Knopp: ‘CEO’ Will Soon Be Synonymous With ‘ESG’

    October 20, 2021

    Paul Knopp, CEO of KPMG, which operates a ESG consulting practice, opines that "it's clear that ESG progress will be the measuring stick for CEOs."

     
  • Rob Kyprianou: Stakeholder Capitalism Needs an ESG Czar

    October 20, 2021

    Because corporate concern about environmental, social, and governance ("ESG") issues is causing a rapid shift from shareholder to stakeholder capitalism, Rob Kyprianou suggests that the need for clarity and efficacy calls for the appointment of an ESG "Czar."

     
 
  • ECtHR Rejects Turkey's Attempt to Prohibit Criticism of President

    October 20, 2021

    The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has concluded that Turkey's conviction of Vedat Şorli for "insulting the President" with a photo and cartoon posted to Facebook violated his right to freedom of expression.

     
  • EU Top Official Clashes with Polish PM Over Rule of Law

    October 20, 2021

    European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki laid bare their differences of opinion on rule-of-law principles during a heated debate with EU lawmakers.

     
  • Gazprom's Nord Stream May Challenge EU Rules

    October 13, 2021

    An advisor to the EU’s top court has determined that Gazprom's Swiss unit can challenge an EU gas rule that requires gas producers to be separate companies from those that control the pipeline, which 
    may help the Russian company in its long-running fight with the bloc.