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The Right to Know defined: Publication by the Scientific Committee

The Right to Know defined: Publication by the Scientific Committee

The Scientific Committee to the Global Committee for the Rule of Law “Marco Pannella”, presided by Prof. Em. Cherif Bassiouni, presents the concept definition and background document to the Right to Know. This document will guide the promoters for the adoption of this human right in their campaign and serve as a basis for further debate at all relevant Institutions

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Brexit and Right to Know

Brexit and Right to Know

Brexit, the vote in Great Britain and the right to know* The national elections in the UK are already upon us. These elections will be central to handling the issue of Brexit: will the next government take an even harder negotiating posture with Brussels, or will it show flexibility to get the most out of Brussels? The stakes are high:

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CONFERENCE: INFORMATION AND PUBLIC DEBATE IN 21st CENTURY CONSOLIDATED DEMOCRACIES – LESSONS FROM ITALY. WHAT ISSUES AND WHAT REFORMS?

CONFERENCE: INFORMATION AND PUBLIC DEBATE IN 21st CENTURY CONSOLIDATED DEMOCRACIES – LESSONS FROM ITALY. WHAT ISSUES AND WHAT REFORMS?

Thanks to Sen. Enrico Buemi In collaboration with Friday 12 May 2017, 3pm Defence Committee Room Palazzo Carpegna Senate of the Republic Via degli Staderari, 2 INFORMATION AND PUBLIC DEBATE IN 21st CENTURY CONSOLIDATED DEMOCRACIES. LESSONS FROM ITALY: WHAT ISSUES AND WHICH REFORMS? First session (3pm – 5pm) International principles, standards and issues Giulio Terzi di Sant’Agata Ambassador, former Minister

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Chechnya: not all that glitters is gold

Chechnya: not all that glitters is gold

It was March 2007 when Umar Khanbiev, former Chechnya Minister of Government Maskhadov, asked for political asylum in Italy during a press conference at the Chamber of Deputies, held with radical leader Marco Pannella. It was not Russia or the new Chechen government to be at the center of Khambiev’s concerns, but “the Soviet illiberal system,” which, according to Umar

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Committee for the Prevention of Torture publishes Report on UK

Committee for the Prevention of Torture publishes Report on UK

On April 19, the British Parliament approved Prime Minister May’s motion for early political elections on June 8th. The motion was adopted with the required two-thirds quorum, thanks to the support of the Labour and Liberal-Democrat opposition. On the same day, the Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) published a report denouncing the general state of

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Populism, Islam and the Rule of Law

Populism, Islam and the Rule of Law

On Monday 10 April, GCRL President Giulio Terzi intervened in a conference organized at the Turkish Embassy in Rome on the issues of populism, Islam and the Rule of Law. President Terzi stressed the fundamental role of the universality of human rights and the rule of law globally. He also dwelled upon the very delicate historical moment that Turkey is

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Lessons still to be learned from the Chilcot Inquiry

Lessons still to be learned from the Chilcot Inquiry

On 15 March 2017 the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (PACAC) of the House of Commons issued a report containing a clear warning: “[…] the Cabinet Secretary does not have any formal recourse to object to a Prime Minister’s chosen course of action in the event that the Prime Minister of the day wishes to disregard the procedures for

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France: Controller-General concerned for the rule of law

France: Controller-General concerned for the rule of law

The Islamist terror attacks that hit France in the last two years have plunged the country in a downward spiral which is contributing to the deterioration of the Rule of Law. The need for the Hollande Government to react, the far-right opposition pressures and the attempt by the Government to reassure the public led to the proclamation of the State of Emergency in

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Gattolin and Rainsy: rule of law in Cambodia!

Gattolin and Rainsy: rule of law in Cambodia!

Earlier today in Paris, Senator André Gattolin and Sam Rainsy, historic Cambodian opposition leader and former president of the Cambodia National Rescue Party, met to discuss the very difficult political situation in Cambodia three months ahead of local elections. Gattolin and Rainsy, both Honorary Members of the Global Committee for the Rule of Law Marco Pannella, re-asserted their commitment in support of a

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