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New demonstration at the Cracow Regional Court

New demonstration at the Cracow Regional Court

On 12 January a fresh demonstration called by members of the judiciary took place in Cracow, heartland of Poland, in front of the Court of Appeal. The judges highlighted the unfounded and unlawful hearings of 14 judges, who had been queried by the special internal department of the National Prosecutor’s Office. Over 70 magistrates demonstrated to say “no more intimidation

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Joint CSO Appeal on EU-China CAI

Joint CSO Appeal on EU-China CAI

36 Civil Society Organisations call for stronger human rights safeguards in EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment In view of the upcoming Plenary session of the European Parliament, today an international coalition of 36* international civil society organisations (CSOs) launched a Joint Appeal to the European Institutions calling for the inclusion of enforceable human rights clauses in the EU-China Comprehensive Agreement

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Laura Harth’s testimony to Parliament on the pandemic

Laura Harth’s testimony to Parliament on the pandemic

“In the resolution adopted last May by the World Health Assembly (WHO) on the response to the pandemic, member States pledged to fight what has been defined as an ‘infomedia’. The UN Secretary General and agencies – including WHO itself – have launched various appeals to States to fight it. I believe in the importance and role of multilateral organizations

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Giulio Terzi: “Human rights the cornerstone of the West”

Giulio Terzi: “Human rights the cornerstone of the West”

“Once again the United States have shown that its Constitution is their cornerstone. The prove came when Trump, despite appointing two members of the Constitutional Court, failed to overturn the electoral result. America remains an example of democracy.” “I have always had an excellent relationship with Joe Biden, whom I consider a professional in politics with very high moral values.

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Conversation with Carles Puigdemont on parliamentary immunity

Conversation with Carles Puigdemont on parliamentary immunity

On 9 December, Carles Puigdemont, MEP and former President of Catalonia, talked online from his residence in Waterloo, close to Brussels, with Matteo Angioli about the lifting of his parliamentary immunity, which will be considered by the Committee on Legal Affairs of the European Parliament from 14 January 2021, upon request of the Spanish State. The “casus belli” is the

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Experts outline Right to Know in Council of Europe hearing

Experts outline Right to Know in Council of Europe hearing

An online hearing on the Right to Know took place on Thursday 3 December at the Culture, Science, Education and Media Commission of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. Experts including the director of Access Info Europe Helen Darbishire and members of our Scientific Council Ezechia Paolo Reale, Claudio Radaelli and Laura Harth. Two hours in which our

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Council of Europe hearings on the Right to Know

Council of Europe hearings on the Right to Know

On 3 December, at around 2 pm, a hearing will be held at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on the draft resolution on the Right to Know, of which Senator Roberto Rampi is the General Rapporteur. The hearing will take place online within a session of the Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media of which

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Distinguished statements in support of the Right to Know

Distinguished statements in support of the Right to Know

We are delighted to receive the extraordinary support from three influential and diverse personalities and friends. Watch the statements by Koloman Brenner, Vice President of the Hungarian Parliament; Ingrid Betancourt, human rights activist, write and former member of the Colombian Senate; Thubten Wangchen, Buddhist monk, member of the Tibetan Parliament in exile and founder of the Tibetan House in Barcelona,

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Statement by Norman Baker in support of the Right to Know

Statement by Norman Baker in support of the Right to Know

Statement by Norman Baker, former British Home Office Minister, in support of the Radical Party’s initiative for a project resolution on the Right to Know tabled at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. Democracy is nothing without citizens who are educated and informed. And to be informed, citizens must have the Right To Know. Democracy cannot simply be

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