Our Work

World Citizenship Status

World citizenship is a political identity that recognizes the individual as a member of not only the local community but also of the world community. Technology and modernization have facilitated globalization, essentially rendering all humans across all societies interconnected and interdependent. Despite this reality, most continue to view their fellow citizens as one and the same, but consider everyone else "foreign" or even "alien." Such "othering" renders hostility and violence more easily justifiable by national leaders, especially when the other is framed as a threat to national security. Thus, to the extent that nation-states condone aggression and warfare, these entities do not provide protection for citizens from global problems, but actually put them in harm's way.

World citizenship and a World Citizen Government eliminate "othering" and in so doing, eradicate the widespread antagonism that nationalism can engender. World citizens think, feel, and act globally. They recognize the unity and oneness in humanity an the earth. This does not mean, however, that a world citizen must renounce or give up other regional or national identities, but instead merely signifies that they support the recognition of everyone's rights, no matter their citizenship status (or lack thereof).

World Court of Human Rights

WCF is establishing a World Court of Human Rights (WCHR), a venue for individuals and groups who would not otherwise have options for legal redress to sue for abuses, such as human rights violations and persecution. Currently, the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the judicial arm of the UN, and the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, are the sole entities in existence that settle international disputes between national governments. Only the nation-states can access the ICJ and ITLOS, not individuals. The International Criminal Court (ICC) only handles cases of war crimes, crimes of aggression, crimes against humanity, and genocide -- usually after a war has ceased. Although the ICC may handle individual cases, the ICC does not review violations of human rights outside of war. Stateless, refugees, persecuted, and oppressed people therefore have nowhere to turn for legal recourse. That's where the World Court of Human Rights would step in.

The Court will adjudicate accepted cases in accordance with the United Nations human rights related conventions and their case law, the wider body of regional human rights conventions and their case law, and general human rights custom, practice, jurisprudence, and scholarship. The Court will work to establish a comprehensive and uniform body of human rights laws that will ultimately engender respect for and recognition of the "world law" of human rights.