Home Rule Globally

The term "home rule globally" refers to a way to cope with global problems
that individual nations are ill suited to solve, such as:
● Peacekeeping internationally
● Violent international criminal activity including terrorism, extortion and piracy
● Lack of compliance globally with the UN's "Universal Declaration of Human Rights"
● International trade imbalances, currency instability & the punitive character of austerity measures
● Tax havens, regulatory arbitrage, hidden corporate ownerships and labor rights arbitrage
● Emissions and wastes accumulating in the atmosphere and oceans & rapidly declining biodiversity
● Population displacement due to climate change, economic disparities, political repression, or war.
Home Rule

is a non-profit organized by the late John R. Ewbank to promote decentralized world federalism as a framework for UN reform or, failing that, an independent supra-national organization.

This website is organized for easy reference to Mr. Ewbank's ideas, and "HRG's" current activities and mission.

     As World War II came to a close there was broad support for the idea that a supra-national organization was needed to promote universal justice and human rights so as to prevent another catastrophic world war. As a result, the victors of that war chartered the United Nations. However, because of the way they organized it, the UN's main deliberative body became a relatively powerless debating society while its council charged with international security has been hamstrung by the UN charter's rules that give veto power to each of those victors.
     Faced with this relatively ineffectual supra-national structure, the world's nations have responded by articulating thousands of multi-lateral and bi-lateral treaties. Collectively this is a "treaty system" that often undermines social & economic justice, favors the status-quo, and promotes the interests of the most powerful party in any given treaty. Net result: internationally the human race seems snarled in grid-lock and unable to effectively cope with global problems, such as are listed above.