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Explanatory document on the right to know presented

Explanatory document on the right to know presented

In a press conference called on Thursday 25 May at the headqarters of the Nonviolent Radical Party trasnational and transparty, Amb. Giulio Terzi, Paolo Reale, Laura Harth and Matteo Angioli presented the explanatory document setting out the concept definition of the right to know. The final document had been published earlier on 12 May 2017 for the Conference “Information and public

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Conclusions of the conference of 12 May 2017

Conclusions of the conference of 12 May 2017

On Friday, May 12, in the Defense Committee Room of the Senate of the Republic, in Rome, the Radical Party together with GCRL, Hands Off Cain, the Siracusa International Institute, SIOI and IAI held the conference “Information and Public Debate in XXI Century Consolidated Democracies. Lessons from Italy: What Problems and which Reforms?”. Politicians, academics and members of the media, as

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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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