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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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Le Monde raises the debate on the Rule of Law

Le Monde raises the debate on the Rule of Law

On 6 January 2016, Le Monde published an editorial contrasting the Reason of State to the Rule of Law, providing an interpretation fully consistent with the title that Marco Pannella had given to the First International Conference “Reason of State versus Rule of law”, organized by the Nonviolent Radical Party in the European Parliament in Brussels on 18-19 February 2014.

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APPEAL FOR ALEPPO AND A NEW SYRIA

APPEAL FOR ALEPPO AND A NEW SYRIA

SIGN HERE The Nonviolent Radical Party Transnational and Transparty, Hands Off Cain, and the Global Committee for the Rule of Law Marco Pannella denounce the perpetuation of one of the most shocking and tragic horrors since the end of World War II: the horror of the crimes against humanity committed by Syrian, Iranian and Russian forces and militias in Aleppo,

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What Can Be Done to Save the Syrian Rebels?

What Can Be Done to Save the Syrian Rebels?

Written by Giulio Maria Terzi di Sant’Agata With the city of Aleppo now almost completely overrun by forces loyal to Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, social media has made the carnage obvious. Western politicians cannot claim to have not known about it. They saw the footage of poor Syrian children running for cover, mothers crying for their loved ones, indiscriminate bombings.

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Interview with Kamila Gasiuk-Pihowicz

Interview with Kamila Gasiuk-Pihowicz

What happens in Poland? What happens in Poland, one of the largest member States of the European Union (EU), is not a mere domestic issue, it concerns all EU members. We have been a leading country for change in terms of economic development and respect of democracy and human rights, also thanks to EU membership. It is really sad for

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Interview with President Andrzej Rzeplinski

Interview with President Andrzej Rzeplinski

Andrzej Rzeplinski is a lawyer specializing in criminal law, a constitutional judge and President of the Constitutional Tribunal of Poland since the 3rd of December 2010. He welcomes me in his office in Warsaw, just a week before the expiration of his 6-year term, 19th December 2016. Last 24 October in an interview with Le Monde you said that Poland

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