The Promise of a Protocol
Uruguay’s ratification of the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights marked an important milestone in its protection in international law. The Optional Protocol for economic, social and cultural rights will come into force on May 5th, 2013, about 40 years after demand for such a protocol was developed. This policy brief examines what that really means and what impact it may have, if any.
Decoding Japan’s Political Trajectory in 2024
As 2024 opens, Japan’s politics, particularly the fortunes of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) led by Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, is witnessing an accelerated downward spiral. A week after […]
Disaster Risk Reduction: Need for Collective Approach-Based Policy Measures
At the beginning of 2024, a massive earthquake struck Japan killing several people and displacing even more. However, the earthquake was only one instance of the various natural disasters experienced […]
Bangladesh: Strategies and Requisites for Growth
Over the past decade, Bangladesh has achieved an impressive annual growth rate of around 7 percent, with the GDP soaring from USD 18.14 billion in 1980 to USD 460.2 billion […]
Indo-Pacific Security in 2030-35: Links in the Chain
In recent years, events like the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine war have brought global supply chains squarely under the spotlight. The economic impact of these disruptive events exposed the […]
Between BRICS & G20: India & Global South Are a Resolute Match!
Even before India took over the presidency of the Group of Twenty – the influential forum of major global economies, popularly called the G-20 – India did not shy away […]