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Meeting with Justice Minister of Italy

Meeting with Justice Minister of Italy

Earlier today 8 March at 11 a delegation of the Nonviolent Radical Party transnational and transparty met with the Italian Justice Minister Andrea Orlando. It was present Matteo Angioli, secretary general of the Global Committee for the Rule of Law - Marco Pannella. At the end of the meeting, the head of the delegation Rita Bernardini said: "A long and positive

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Cambodia’s drift towards dictatorship

Cambodia’s drift towards dictatorship

Letter to the Editor of the Phnom Penh Post  Every observer of Cambodia recognises that the country is dangerously adrift. Local and national elections are scheduled for June 2017 and July 2018 and these elections have the potential to end the autocratic power that has been in place for decades. Fear of democratic change has led those in power into

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Death in prison awaiting trial

Death in prison awaiting trial

Rita Bernardini: “Zero Effect” of Pre-Trial Detention Law Damages also for the community: in 24 years, 630 million euro in compensation “Zero Effect. Nothing. The law on pre-trial detention issued in April of 2015 has produced no effect whatsoever, while Minister of Justice Andrea Orlando defined it a “legislative effort” during a Parliamentary hearing at the beginning of March.” Rita

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The right to know in Israel

The right to know in Israel

Joseph Shapira, Israel’s State Comptroller, is an official elected by the Knesset for one mandate of seven years with the task of controlling the executive branch of the Government. On February 28, 2017, the State Comptroller published a critical report regarding operation “Protective Edge”, an attack executed in 2014 by the Israeli army against Hamas in the Gaza Strip following the launch

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The legal action feeding the rule of law in UK

The legal action feeding the rule of law in UK

On 12 February the families of British soldiers who died in Iraq (founders of the Iraq War Family Group, IWFG) have launched a new fundraising to pay the team of lawyers that examines the Chilcot report. After collecting £ 150,000, the aim is now to raise £ 22,000 to add additional counsel and “consider some significant constitutional issues” in view

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Statement by Sam Rainsy about his resignation

Statement by Sam Rainsy about his resignation

In respect of his decision of 11 February 2017 to resign from the presidency of the Cambodia National Rescue Party, after Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen proposed a law banning anyone convicted of a crime from leading a political party, GCRL Honorary Member Sam Rainsy stated: “The proposed amendment to the political parties law clearly shows the difference between the

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I’m with Bob

I’m with Bob

Washington Attorney general Bob Ferguson commented outside the Federal District Court in Seattle the decision by Judge James Robart which temporarily blocked President Trump’s executive order on immigration: “It is obviously a historic decision, an important one for the rule of law, for the people of the State of Washington and for the people of this country. I said from

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