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UN Report on China points to crimes against humanity

UN Report on China points to crimes against humanity

So the UN Report on the oppression of the Uyghur people in China is finally out. Naturally the Chinese government fought tooth and nail to suppress it. But then men like darkness to hide their evil deeds. The report identifies serious human rights abuses that could amount, in the words of the report, to “crimes against humanity”. It details allegations…

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Beijing’s Genocide In Tibet

Beijing’s Genocide In Tibet

At last the world is waking up to the horrors inflicted by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Waking up to the pictures of chained and blindfolded Uyghurs being forced onto trains to take them to concentration camps. Waking up to accounts of the forced abortions and sterilisations of Uyghur women. Waking up to the news that a ship seized by…

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Policy Paper: the Right to Know

Policy Paper: the Right to Know

The Right to Know: an emerging global issue. Implications for parliamentary assemblies.Policy Paper On 22 June 2021 the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe approved a Resolution tabled by Sen. Roberto Rampi (MP, SOC: Socialists, Democrats and Greens) on the right to know, defined as the citizen’s civil and political right to be actively informed of all aspects regarding…

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Senate Human Rights Commission adopts the Right to Know

Senate Human Rights Commission adopts the Right to Know

On 22 June the Human Rights Commission Italian Senate has adopted a resolution urging the government to work to a full recognition of the “right to know”. A move dictated by the urgency to provide Italy and Europe with a fresh drive to protect democratic information. The resolution follows up on the recommendation issued by the Parliamentary Assembly of the…

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Rome Declaration For The Right To Know

Rome Declaration For The Right To Know

The first Assembly of the Global Committee for the Rule of Law “Marco Pannella”, held in Rome on 6 June 2022, ended with the adoption of the Rome Declaration for the Right to Know which all participants signed up to. Whereas: – authoritarian regimes pose a serious threat to global peace, security and prosperity; – the freedom to inform and…

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Troubling evidence of CCP influence activities in Italian politics

Troubling evidence of CCP influence activities in Italian politics

  Hijacking the Mainstream: CCP influence agencies and their operations in Italian parliamentary and local politics Policy brief by Sinopsis and the Global Committee for the Rule of Law “Marco Pannella”. By Livia Codarin, Laura Harth and Jichang Lulu Whereas Italy’s 2019 accession to Xi’s geopolitical project of the Belt and Road Initiative and the overt alignment of some high-level…

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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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