December 9th 2003
Making 'global' and 'ethical' rhyme
Mary Robinson talks to openDemocracy about the 21st century human rights agenda - one that connects universal principles to the daily lives and needs of the world's poorest people.
November 18th 2003
Free Trade Area of the Americas: Latin America deserves better
This week trade ministers from 34 countries gather in Miami for what has been billed as the final round of negotiations for the Free Trade Area of the Americas. By any standards, this is a hugely ambitious exercise. At issue is whether the Miami meeting will reinforce the growing inequalities that are the hallmark of current patterns of globalization, or instead, support a more equitable international trading system that benefits all countries.
June 19th 2003
Making Human Rights work in a Globalizing World
I am often asked two separate but related questions: First, have the forces of globalization, on balance, helped or hurt the cause of human rights? And second, how can international human rights commitments and monitoring mechanisms be more effectively put to use to address problems commonly associated with global markets and policymaking?