Monthly Archives: September 2017

In memory of professor Cherif Bassiouni

In memory of professor Cherif Bassiouni

Professor Em. M. Cherif Bassiouni passed away today at his home in Chicago. He was an extraordinary man and scholar, with whom we have had the enormous pleasure and honour of working together. In him we found an enthusiastic friend for the promotion of the Rule of Law. In November 2016, Professor Bassiouni accepted our proposal to collaborate with the Global

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Palestinian citizens seek justice in Israeli Court

Palestinian citizens seek justice in Israeli Court

The Jerusalem Post has defined it as one of the most singular cases in years, 51 citizens of the Palestinian National Authority (PA) appealed to the Court of Justice of the Jerusalem District asking for justice for the mistreatment that they have suffered by the hand of the Palestinian Authority’s police force. Between 1990 and 2003, the PA arbitrarily arrested,

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Dalai Lama receives a gift in memory of Marco Pannella

Dalai Lama receives a gift in memory of Marco Pannella

Thursday 21 September 2017, GCRL’s Secretary Matteo Angioli and Alessandra Impallazzo of Radio Radicale met His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Pisa to donate him a gift on behalf of the Nonviolent Radical Party Transnational Transparty. The gift was a photo taken in 2009 in Rome picturing a hug between him and the late Marco Pannella. His Holiness recalled the “unique

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What the Latest Crackdown in Cambodia Means

What the Latest Crackdown in Cambodia Means

We signal the op-ed of September 14, 2017 appeared on the New York Times about the recent clampdown in Cambodia. The author is Mu Sochua, vice president of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), member of the National Assembly of Cambodia and of the Nonviolent Radical Party Transnational Transparty. PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — Kem Sokha, the leader of the opposition Cambodia National

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European Parliament urgent resolution on Cambodia

European Parliament urgent resolution on Cambodia

The European Parliament, –  having regard to its previous resolutions on Cambodia, –  having regard to the local EU statements of 5 September 2017 on the closure of the Cambodia Daily, of 30 June 2017 on the release of five human rights defenders, and of 22 February 2017 on the political situation in Cambodia, and to the statements by the Spokesperson of

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Le Monde: the risk of a permanent State of emergency

Le Monde: the risk of a permanent State of emergency

We signal the editorial of Le Monde of September 13, 2017, on a government bill currently being discussed at the French National Assembly. The bill is set to transform the powers and prerogatives typical of the State of exception into ordinary law, to the detriment of individual freedoms and the rule of law. Nobody ignores the disturbing string of terrorist

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France 24 interviews Sam Rainsy

France 24 interviews Sam Rainsy

GCRL Honorary Member Sam Rainsy spoke at France 24 about the crackdown in Cambodia. On September 3rd, the president of Cambodia’s main opposition party, Kem Sokha MP, was arrested in his home in Phnom Penh for “treason”. On week later, on September 11th, the National Assembly, dominated by the ruling party, voted to scrap Kem Sokha of his parliamentary immunity. He

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Conclusion of the Conference on “Religion, Business and Human Rights” at the European Parliament

Conclusion of the Conference on “Religion, Business and Human Rights” at the European Parliament

On Wednesday 6 September 2017, Quê Me: Vietnam Committee on Human Rights (VCHR) and the European Platform against Religious Intolerance and Discrimination (EPRID), in collaboration with the office of Ramon Tremosa i Balcells MEP, organised a Conference on “Religion, Business and Human Rights” at the European Parliament. Speakers included Dr Brian Grim, President of the Religious Freedom & Business Foundation (USA);

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Conference: Religion, Business and Human Rights

Conference: Religion, Business and Human Rights

The European Platform against Religious Intolerance and Discrimination (EPRID) & Quê Me: Vietnam Committee on Human Rights in collaboration with the office of Ramon Tremosa i Balcells MEP, with the support of the Global Committee for the Rule of Law “Marco Pannella” are pleased to invite you to our event: RELIGION, BUSINESS & HUMAN RIGHTS Wednesday 6 September 2017 – 14:00-16:00  Brussels, European

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