Monthly Archives: April 2020

High time to adopt the Right to Know

High time to adopt the Right to Know

The events of the past months make it painstakingly clear how much the lack of a political and civil right to know has a direct and devastating impact on the life of citizens all around the world. From the secret plan of the Italian government in January – kept hidden from the public in order not to induce a panic,

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Hong Kong and Taiwan face rising dangers from China

Hong Kong and Taiwan face rising dangers from China

What follows is an article published in The Hill on 24 April by Jianli Yang, honorary member of the Global Committee for the Rule of Law “Marco Pannella”, founder and president of Citizen Power Initiatives for China, and Aaron Rhodes, President of the Forum for Religious Freedom-Europe. On April 18, Beijing intensified its crackdown on the people of Hong Kong

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Comparing Sweden’s Covid19 testing with other countries in Europe

Comparing Sweden’s Covid19 testing with other countries in Europe

What follow is an intervention by the Honorary member of the Global Committee for the Rule of Law “Marco Pannella”, Sam Rainsy, interim president of the Cambodia National Rescue Party, the main Cambodian opposition party, published on April 23 in The Brussels Times. Sweden’s approach to the coronavirus pandemic has been unusual. To date the country has avoided confinement, with

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More democracy, ecology and transparency to tackle COVID-19: a live streaming debate with Italian Senator Rampi and German MP Schwabe

More democracy, ecology and transparency to tackle COVID-19: a live streaming debate with Italian Senator Rampi and German MP Schwabe

The COVID-19 emergency has changed the vocabulary and the priorities of national and international politics. Terms like “quarantine”, “social distancing” or “pandemic” have now become part of our daily wordbook. However, there is still a need to familiarise ourselves with other equally important terms such as “unity” and “solidarity”, which are distinctive traits of the Council of Europe and the

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