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Arrest of Kem Sokha in Cambodia is yet another attack on human rights and the rule of law

Arrest of Kem Sokha in Cambodia is yet another attack on human rights and the rule of law

In the early hours of Sunday 3 September, the President of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) Kem Sokha MP and member of the Nonviolent Radical Party Transnational Transnational, was arrested in his home in Phnom Penh on charges of “treason” and plotting against the nation by colluding “with foreign countires”. The news was spread by the Cambodia Daily, the independent newspaper that will

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“We are not just a law firm, we are the Department of Justice” former US Attorney General Sally Yates says

“We are not just a law firm, we are the Department of Justice” former US Attorney General Sally Yates says

On 30 January 2017, US Attorney General Sally Yates was sacked by President Donald Trump. In a statement by the White House, Mrs Yates was accused of betraying the Department of Justice following her decision not to enforce an Executive Order on immigration signed off by President Trump. Mrs Yates had been appointed Deputy Attorney General by President Obama two years

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Syria: speech by Giulio Terzi at the Astana Platform

Syria: speech by Giulio Terzi at the Astana Platform

Expert Meeting on Syrian Constitution Geneva, July 10-13, 2017 I) UNSC Res. 2254 sets the Geneva framework for a political outcome to the Syrian civil war‎. Art. 5 of the Resolution “Acknowledges the close linkage between a ceasefire and a parallel political process, pursuant to the 2012 Geneva Communiqué, and (acknowledges) that both initiatives should move ahead expeditiously, and in

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G20 Summit: open letter to the Vietnamese Prime Minister to release prisoners of conscience

G20 Summit: open letter to the Vietnamese Prime Minister to release prisoners of conscience

As Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc arrives in Hamburg, Germany, for the 12th meeting of the G20 Summit from 7-8 July, the Vietnam Committee on Human Rights (VCHR) and over 40 personalities and civil society organizations from all over the world call on Vietnam to release three prominent prisoners of conscience, Buddhist dissident Thích Quảng Độ, human rights lawyer

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PACE denounces ‘psychological’ methods used to exert political influence over the media

PACE denounces ‘psychological’ methods used to exert political influence over the media

On 29 June 2017 the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) denounced a number of methods used to exert political influence on journalists: physical threats and arbitrary detentions, intimidation and harassment of directors and journalists, to more “insidious” psychological pressures to induce self-censorship or the disappearance of critical media. In a resolution based on a report by Stefan Schennach, member

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66 Cambodian opposition MPs join the Nonviolent Radical Party

66 Cambodian opposition MPs join the Nonviolent Radical Party

On 30 June 2017, GCRL Segretary Matteo Angioli, UN Radical Party representative Laura Harth, former MPs Maurizio Turco and Maria Antonietta Farina, Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP) members Sam Rainsy and Saumura Tioulong, Que Me Action for Democracy in Vietnam representatives Penelope Faulkner and Vo Tran Nhat met in the French Senate to discuss the next steps of the common endeavour for the transition towards

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UNPO endorses the campaign for the recognition of the right to know

UNPO endorses the campaign for the recognition of the right to know

On 26-28 June 2017 the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organisation (UNPO) held its XIII General Assembly in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom. The event took place in the Scottish Parliament at Holyrood and at the University of Edinburgh. A total of twenty-four Members’ delegations from different continents participated in the meeting. Willie Rennie MSP hosted the Opening of UNPO’s XIII General Assembly and in the

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IRAN: Radical Party and UNPO, Italian media should take their gag off

IRAN: Radical Party and UNPO, Italian media should take their gag off

By ANSA Agency in Rome “In the deafening silence of the Italian media, with the exception of Agenzia Nova, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif should now be in Italy for a series of institutional talks, including with Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni and his counterpart Angelino Alfano. In a note, UNPO and the Nonviolent Radical Party, reiterated the allegations formulated

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Lord Taverne: referendums vs parliamentary democracy?

Lord Taverne: referendums vs parliamentary democracy?

London, 13 June 2017 Matteo Angioli: On 13th May 2017 you made a speech on the floor of the House of Lords on Brexit in which you said that we need to be careful on the way we go about referendums because of the view that the will of the people is sacrosanct. The referendum should not compromise, or even replace, parliamentary

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