Legal Principles of a New World Governance
The Democratic Legitimacy of Public-Private Rule Making: What Can We Learn from the World Comission of Dams?
The Extraterritorial Scope of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR)
Giving Africa Voice within Global Governance: Oral History, Human Rights and the United Nations Human Rights Council
Hearing on Neo-liberal Politics and European Transnational Corporations in Latin America and the Caribbean
The Great Together
The Emergence of Global Administrative Law
Universal Declaration of Emerging Human Rights
Global Governance and the Achievement of a Universal Civil Society
Fourteen misconceptions about extraterritorial human rights obligations
The Future of Democratic Sovereignty and Transnational Law
The Challenge of Environmental Governance
The Future of Global Governance
Political Oversight of the ICANN: A Briefing for the WSIS Summit
When Dreams Come True
Choosing between Two Evils or Rethinking Armed Interventionism
Youth and World Governance
After Rio+20: What New World Governance Does the World Need?
Mobilize and organize to Stop and Prevent Planet Fever!
Alterglobalization, a Long-term Process Leading to Alternatives
Winnowing Wheat from Chaff
Basic Food Income: Option or Obligation?
The current international system is forcing the adjustment of every society to adapt the global market and to its dominant logic; it is barring all paths to social transformation. The search for alternatives to the transformation of every society requires another international system. To move along in the definition of a strategy, the author proposes guidelines organized around two imperatives: a new global constitution founded on global democracy; a global social contract founded on the respect and guarantee of rights, civil as well as political, economic, social, and cultural.
The guidelines for global democracy and a global social contract give direction and perspective for building a new foundation for the international UN system. The proposal is to take as a strategic vector for their implementation the movements and the fights for the democratization of international relations. Let us mention five: the fights and movements for international law, for debt cancellation, for an international taxing system, for corporate social and environmental responsibility, and for the reform of the international financial institutions.
Leaning on the fights for democratization, a radical platform for an international system can be proposed. It includes: democratization of the institutions that are to implement international regulations; the institution of arbitration bodies and efficient recourses; an international claims system open to court referral by citizen organizations; the fight against impunity made a priority in the international system; the effective integration into the United Nations system of the international financial and trade institutions - the IMF, the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation, and the WTO; a new global architecture possibly founded on regional cooperation ensembles and a system of regional representation; obligation of agreements and international pacts, and for all international institutions to respect the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
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