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Safeguard women’s rights and create humanitarian corridors for Afghanistan

Safeguard women’s rights and create humanitarian corridors for Afghanistan

Safeguard women’s rights and create humanitarian corridors for Afghanistan. Appeal to the European Union by the Global Committee for the Rule of Law “Marco Pannella” The withdrawal of Western countries from Afghanistan resulted in an inexorable return of the Taliban regime and the loss of hard-won rights and freedom described by Zarqa Yaftali, executive director of the Women and Children

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Council of Europe adopts a wide “Right to Know”

Council of Europe adopts a wide “Right to Know”

The Assembly urged European governments to create a broad “right to know” – consisting of maximum transparency in public life, a vibrant and diverse media, and a rich educational and cultural environment – in order to encourage democratic participation and combat “post-truth” disinformation and the manipulation of public opinion. Adopting a resolution based on the report prepared by Roberto Rampi

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GCRL and TAHR announce partnership to strengthen the rule of law

GCRL and TAHR announce partnership to strengthen the rule of law

Today the Taiwan Association for Human Rights (TAHR) and the Global Committee for the Rule of Law “Marco Pannella” (GCRL) established a partnership with a view to extending and strengthening their common activities in the protection and promotion of human rights, democracy and the rule of law. The two sister organizations, based in Taipei and Rome respectively, will conduct different

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Joint letter to UN High Commissioner on the situation in China

Joint letter to UN High Commissioner on the situation in China

On 12 May a group of 36 organizations for human rights including the Global Committee for the Rule of Law “Marco Pannella” sent an open letter to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, to draw her attention to the urgent need for public reporting on the human rights situation across China, Uyghur and Tibetan regions, and Hong Kong.

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Report on the Right to Know to be adopted in May

Report on the Right to Know to be adopted in May

3 May is World Press Freedom Day and as UNESCO puts it, “3 May acts as a reminder to governments of the need to respect their commitment to press freedom and is also a day of reflection among media professionals about issues of press freedom and professional ethics. Just as importantly, World Press Freedom Day is a day of support

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April 2021

April 2021

Dear friend, Here’s our monthly recap for you. Let’s start with a date: 12th of April. That’s the day when the Committee on Culture, Education, Science and Media of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe held the first reading of the draft resolution entitled “Media freedom, public trust and the right to knowledge” introduced by Sen. Roberto Rampi. An important step

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Hearing on the Right to Know at the Council of Europe

Hearing on the Right to Know at the Council of Europe

The agenda of the meeting to be held by videoconference, on Monday, 12 April 2021, from 9.30 am to 12 pm of the Committee on Culture, Education, Science and Media of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe provides for the first reading of the draft resolution entitled “Media freedom, public trust and the right to knowledge” introduced by

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Uyghur genocide motion tabled in the Italian Foreign Affairs Committee

Uyghur genocide motion tabled in the Italian Foreign Affairs Committee

Following the sanctions imposed on ten European individuals and four European entities, including a Parliamentary Institution, a number of Italian MPs announced their unwavering support to their colleagues and vowed not to give in to the silencing efforts from the Chinese Communist Party regarding its mass violations of human rights in the People’s Republic of China, and in particular in

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Without Public Debate Democracy Crumbles

Without Public Debate Democracy Crumbles

It sometimes feels as though our democracy is broken, and I wonder if it is our own fault. We have the right to know what our government does on our behalf, but we have become an apathetic citizenry, apparently not caring enough to speak up when we don’t like how politicians run the government or spend our tax dollars. When

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