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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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When Mattarella met Pannella

When Mattarella met Pannella

Two years ago today, February 7, 2015, the President of the Italian Republic Sergio Mattarella, who had taken office just three days earlier, received Marco Pannella for a meeting at the Quirinale. Marco Pannella, who reached the presidential palace by taxi, was the first political leader to be received by the new President Mattarella. As with his predecessor Giorgio Napolitano,

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Trump, Europe, and the way forward on Iran

Trump, Europe, and the way forward on Iran

Giulio Terzi e Jason M. Brodsky European powers have been quietly warning members of President Trump’s team that new sancrions on Iran are a nonstarter across the atlantic. One senior European official went as far as to say that if any new us sanctions were to cause the Iran nuclear deal to collapse, most Europeans will say it was Washington’s

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UN: Right to know crucial for democracy

UN: Right to know crucial for democracy

Exactly eight months after Marco Pannella passed away, we welcome the statement by Alfred de Zayas, the United Nations Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order: “Because the right to know is crucial to every democracy, whistleblowers should be protected, not persecuted.” The statement by the Independent Expert of the Office of the UN High

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GCRL honors #MLKDay

GCRL honors #MLKDay

Since 1984, the United States have been observing the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day on the third Monday of January. The federal holiday marks the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr who was born on January 15, 1929. It celebrates the life and achievements of the American civil rights leader who struggled through nonviolent means for racial equality in the

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Human Rights Watch World Report 2017

Human Rights Watch World Report 2017

Introduction by Executive Director Kenneth Roth The Dangerous Rise of Populism. Global Attacks on Human Rights Values Human rights exist to protect people from government abuse and neglect. Rights limit what a state can do and impose obligations for how a state must act. Yet today a new generation of populists is turning this protection on its head. Claiming to speak for

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