Tailor-made training schemes for WTO officials at the Academy of Global Governance


The Academy of Global Governance partners with UNCTAD to train officials from the LDCs WTO Group on trade policy rules and regulations in light of the international negotiations and the implementation of the WTO post-Bali LDC Package. Other institutions that have turned to the Academy and benefited from the tailor-made training schemes include the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the International Trade Centre.

Culling the Masses: The Democratic Origins of Racist Immigration Policy in the Americas


This lecture questions the widely held view that in the long run democracy and racism cannot coexist. In fact, democracies were the first countries in the Americas to select immigrants by race, and undemocratic states the first to outlaw discrimination. Through analysis of legal records from twenty-two countries between 1790 and 2010, the speaker presents a history of the rise and fall of racial selection in the Western Hemisphere. A Lecture by David Fitz Gerald, UCSD. 15 April 2015

Detention in Armed Conflict. The Interaction between International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law


Does international human rights law apply in situations of armed conflict? Do a state's international human rights obligations apply to the conduct of military operations abroad? And if human rights law applies in situations of armed conflict, how can the obligations that arise under that body of law be reconciled with international humanitarian law? A lecture by Dapo Akande (Oxford University). 30 March 2015

Postgraduate Sørensen Grants - 2015 Edition


The Postgraduate Sørensen Grants , open to all current non-EUI postgraduate students,  aim to promote research on the history of European integration through the primary resources held at the Historical Archives of the European Union. Each year, a maximum of nine Sørensen Grants are awarded. Grants are awarded for three separate time periods. Deadlines for candidatures: 31 March, 30 June and 31 October 2015



Social rights in crisis in the Eurozone : the role of fundamental rights' challenges

Edited by Claire Kilpatrick, and Bruno De Witte

The aim of the collective research published in this special issue is accordingly threefold. It analyses, firstly, what has happened to social rights in a number of the Eurozone Member States most affected by the crisis. Secondly, it explicitly links two, sometimes rather disconnected discussions of ‘social rights’ by looking at both labour (and employment) rights and a broader range of social rights. Thirdly, it looks at the content, location and background of any fundamental rights challenges made to crisis-imposed changes to work and welfare rights.

Social movements in times of austerity : bringing capitalism back into protest analysis

By Donatella della Porta

Recent years have seen an enormous increase in protests across the world in which citizens have challenged what they see as a deterioration of democratic institutions and the very civil, political and social rights that form the basis of democratic life. This new book addresses the anti-austerity social movements of which these protests form part, mobilizing in the context of a crisis of neoliberalism.

Global economy report: March-April 2015

Edited by Daniele Limonta, Massimiliano Marcellino, Alessandro Stanzini, Maria Eleonora Traverso, Alberta Martino

The objective of the Report is to provide an analysis of the current and expected macroeconomic and financial conditions at the global level, with also a focus on key economic areas such as Europe, the USA and ASIA

Towards a pro-active European labour migration policy : concrete measures for a comprehensive package

By the Migration Policy Centre Team and Peter Bosch

This paper aims to identify a number of concrete measures that could be considered when constructing a pro-active European labour migration policy. The ideas and suggestions presented also aim to contribute to the implementation of the Commission’s work programme 2015 and to the new agenda for migration which the European Commission is to present shortly.