Shipbreaking today is a global practice that involves pollution, uprooting of coastal vegetation, and dangerous working conditions. Ingvild Jenssen, Director and founder of NGO Shipbreaking Platform argues that binding and effective regulations is the only sustainable solution to the problem.
International human rights standards can be a crucial tool for strengthening state sovereignty rather than limiting it, argues Cristina Lafont, Professor at Northwestern University.
What role should NGOs play in the EU's foreign policy? The potential tension between co-optation and cooperation in NGO relations with the EU was one of the main themes discussed by Nathalie Tocci and Helene Sjursen on the second GLOBUS policy dialogue in Brussels 29 May.
How do civil society organisations assess the work the European Union does outside its own borders? And how do these organisations themselves work with the EU?
Professor Michael Zürn from the Berlin Social Science Center (WZB) presented the main findings from his newly published book on the current crisis of global governance at the University of Oslo.
The EU’s approach to crisis management is characterised by a prioritisation of state consent and neutrality rather than engaging in conflict resolution and giving local stakeholders a voice, argues Ben Tonra.