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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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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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