Global Justice Blog

sustainable development goal number 1 on screen in UN conference
Published Dec. 19, 2019 9:52 AM

The EU has pushed for a strong role of the private sector to finance the sustainable development goals. However, an increased role of the private sector might be at odds with the EUs fundamental rights commitments, argues Sunniva Hustad.  

Published Oct. 22, 2019 9:03 AM

The EU has been commended for its engagement with women and the  local indigenous population in its mission in Chad. However, from a postcolonial perspective, it can be argued that the EU's personnel displayed specific Western assumptions in their operation, explains Lea Augenstein. 

Picture of a puzzle making up the sustainable development goals
Published Sep. 23, 2019 11:02 AM

Should past emissions matter when allocating responsibility for sustainable development? Former GLOBUS MA student Sigrid Jerpstad has analysed the EU's view on responsibility when negotiating the global sustainable development agenda. 

Hands tied together in front of brick wall
Published July 30, 2019 10:00 AM

After the so-called ‘migrant-crisis’, the EU has described trafficking in human beings as a threat to EU states, societies and economies. What implications does this shift have for the victims of trafficking? GLOBUS MA Vera Skjetne discusses the recent turn in EU’s trafficking policies.

Greta Thunberg giving a speach in front of people at the EU
Published June 5, 2019 2:57 PM

The EU is often viewed as a key global actor in efforts to tackle climate change, but are the EU’s actions motivated by altruistic concerns for the environment or rather by pragmatic political and economic reasons, asks GLOBUS researcher Franziskus von Lucke

Operation Sophia
Published Apr. 29, 2019 2:25 PM

Who will protect the human rights of migrants at sea when the state fails to do so? GLOBUS researcher Michela Ceccorulli (University of Bologna) discusses the role of the non-governmental project Mediterranea Saving Humans in light of the recent criminalisation of humanitarian efforts in Italy.

Published Mar. 20, 2019 11:30 AM

The new Brazilian government’s seeming neglect of the climate issue causes instability in international climate negotiations, and puts pressure on other large economies like India and China to help fulfil the goals of the Paris Agreement, argues GLOBUS Researcher Solveig Aamodt. But are these countries up to the task?

Published Feb. 19, 2019 1:22 PM

Women’s involvement in peace negotiations is necessary to overcome historical injustices where women have been systematically excluded from decision-making and political power, writes Dawn Walsh.

Published Sep. 13, 2018 3:39 PM

While integrating the European Development Fund into the EU budget has been proposed on the basis of enhancing effectiveness, it would downgrade concerns voiced by the EU’s partners in Africa, Caribbean and the Pacific, argues GLOBUS researcher Johanne Døhlie Saltnes.

Published June 29, 2018 1:24 PM

The EU is one of the more committed actors in the discussions on the Global Compact for safe, orderly and regular migration under the auspices of the United Nations. Whether it is able to advance a new paradigm in the governance of the issue remains to be seen, writes GLOBUS researcher Michela Ceccorulli.