Reform Starts Bottom-Up. Can Civil Society Get the Commonwealth Back on Track? (a Practitioner Commentary)

Baert, Francis and Shaw, Timothy, (14-0). Reform Starts Bottom-Up. Can Civil Society Get the Commonwealth Back on Track? (a Practitioner Commentary). Global Policy, 6(3), 325-327

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  • Author Baert, Francis
    Shaw, Timothy
    Title Reform Starts Bottom-Up. Can Civil Society Get the Commonwealth Back on Track? (a Practitioner Commentary)
    Appearing in Global Policy
    Volume 6
    Issue No. 3
    Publication Date 14-07-2015
    Place of Publication Oxford
    Publisher University of Durham and John Wiley and Sons
    Start page 325
    End page 327
    Language EN
    Abstract

    In November 2015 leaders of the 53 member states of the Commonwealth will gather in Valletta for the biennial Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). The previous meeting in Colombo was overshadowed by controversies about the lamentable human rights record of host nation Sri Lanka, which resulted in the absence of many important heads of state, and a concluding communiqué that could not expunge the diplomatic fiasco. Since then, the Commonwealth is fighting for survival and not for the first time. The Commonwealth has been in crisis for many years. Is it a relic of the past or a unique international organisation which can bring added value to the global stage? The worst we can do, is ignore this bad state and pretend all is fine.

    Copyright Holder University of Durham, John Wiley and Sons Ltd
    Copyright Year 2015
    Copyright type All Rights Reserved
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