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No more secret deals with the CCP. We have a right to know

No more secret deals with the CCP. We have a right to know

As Hong Kong’s free media is attacked, as social media channels are censored, as activists are arrested, we must revendicate our right to know what is going. If we want to counter not only the narrative but come up with adequate and timely countermeasures as well, we must start by halting the chinesization of our democracies and reinforce our resilience

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Remarks of Yang Jianli at UN Watch Press Conference

Remarks of Yang Jianli at UN Watch Press Conference

Friday 9 October, Honorary Member of the Global Committee for the Rule of Law “Marco Pannella” Jianli Yang spoke at a press conference organized by UN Watch ahead of the elections to United Nations Human Rights Council, the UN body made up of 47 Members States responsible for the promotion and protection of all human rights around the globe. Chinese

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“The publicity of documents is one of our basic rights”, Finland’s first Intelligence Ombudsman says

“The publicity of documents is one of our basic rights”, Finland’s first Intelligence Ombudsman says

As part of our initiative to promote the people’s right to know, our researcher Lorenzo Domizi interviewed Finland’s first “Intelligence Ombudsman”, Mr. Kimmo Hakonen. As the Daily Finland reported, the watchdog position was established on 17 April 2019 “as part of the legislation that widened the powers of both the national security police as well as the military intelligence”. Mr.

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Interview with former Prosecutor Foss: “The way we prosecute, incarcerate, label and shame has to go”

Interview with former Prosecutor Foss: “The way we prosecute, incarcerate, label and shame has to go”

Adam J. Foss is the founder and executive director of Prosecutor Impact, a non-profit organization which seeks to improve the criminal justice system in the US. He is a former Assistant District Attorney in the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office (SCDAO) in Boston, Massachusetts. He is a fierce advocate for criminal justice reform and the importance of the role of

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China: the fourth Reich of the new millennium

China: the fourth Reich of the new millennium

On June 4th, the 31st anniversary of the massacre of Tiananmen Square, a demonstration of solidarity and support for Hong Kong was held in Rome. Parliamentarians from government and opposition parties took the floor alongside other Italian and foreign speakers, to express their solidarity and support to the people of Hong Kong and to all those affected by the harsh

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Press conference on the right to know tabled at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe

Press conference on the right to know tabled at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe

After more than five years of activities conducted mainly in Europe, but with far-reaching implications in all corners of the world – in China, Hong-Kong, Taiwan, Southeast Asia, Venezuela, the Middle East, plus the difficult situation of Poland and Hungary – the Radical Party, the Global Committee for the Rule of Law “Marco Pannella”, The Syracuse International Institute and the

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Judge Mazur: “In Poland the subjugation of the judiciary to the executive is a harsh reality”

Judge Mazur: “In Poland the subjugation of the judiciary to the executive is a harsh reality”

On 6 September, Senator Roberto Rampi and Matteo Angioli met judge Dariusz Mazur from the district of Krawkow. What follows is the interview to judge Mazur by Matteo Angioli, broadcasted by Radio Radicale. Matteo Angioli: Dariusz Mazur is a judge from the district of Krakow, in Poland, actively engaged against the governmental reform of the judiciary that has occurred in

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European Banks Implicated in Cambodia’s Microcredit Scandal

European Banks Implicated in Cambodia’s Microcredit Scandal

What follows is a piece by Sam Rainsy published by The Brussels Times on 6 July The unfolding microcredit scandal in Cambodia involves two well-respected European banks, BRED in France and Triodos Bank in the Netherlands. Both subscribe to the concept of “ethical banking”. But each has a stake of 12.5% in ACLEDA, Cambodia’s biggest commercial bank and the local

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CHINA: NEW REPORT ON THE CCP’S CAMPAIGN TO SUPPRESS UYGHUR BIRTHRATES IN XINJIANG

CHINA: NEW REPORT ON THE CCP’S CAMPAIGN TO SUPPRESS UYGHUR BIRTHRATES IN XINJIANG

  IPAC releases report on sterilisation of Muslim minorities in China; commits to political action Wed. July 1st, 12 AM: Press conference at Italian Senate New evidence suggesting that the Chinese Government is pursuing a birth-prevention program targeted at Muslim minorities in the Xinjiang region, was released today by the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China (IPAC) and in its Italian version

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