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The EU’s Problematic Iran Strategy

The EU’s Problematic Iran Strategy

Earlier this month at a meeting of foreign ministers in Brussels, the European Union announced support for sanctioning measures that had been put in place by the government of France, in response to Iranian terror threats. This is a step in the right direction for European policy toward the Islamic Republic of Iran, albeit a tentative one. This decision set

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Dutch government: public right to know on EU Council decision-making can be improved

Dutch government: public right to know on EU Council decision-making can be improved

Last April, the Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs, Stef Blok, addressed a letter in response to the President of the House of Representatives (Tweede Kamer) expressing appreciaton for the recommendation of the European Ombudsman on transparency of the legislative process of the Council. Mr Blok wrote: “It is with great interest that I took note of the research and recommendations

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The Khmer Rouge Tribunal’s failed mission

The Khmer Rouge Tribunal’s failed mission

In 2003 the international community helped the Cambodian government to establish a special tribunal – with the participation of the United Nations – to prosecute the most important Khmer Rouge leaders. The name given to the institution was the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC). Prosecuting those responsible for the mass killings perpetrated under the Khmer Rouge regime

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Norman Baker’s take on the Reciprocal Access To Tibet Act

Norman Baker’s take on the Reciprocal Access To Tibet Act

As both the President of Tibet Society, the world’s oldest pro-Tibet group, and a Honorary member of the Global Committee for the Rule of Law “Marco Pannella”, I am delighted to see the progress being made to demand reciprocity from the Chinese government in terms of access to Tibet. On 25 September, the United States House of Representatives passed the

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NRPTT and GCRL invoke article 29 of the 1991 Paris Peace Agreement for a democratic Cambodia

NRPTT and GCRL invoke article 29 of the 1991 Paris Peace Agreement for a democratic Cambodia

On Wednesday, September 26th, at the 39th session of the UN Human Rights Council, Nonviolent Radical Party Transnational Transparty (NRPTT) member Makarar Thhai took the floor during the debate with Special Rapporteur for Cambodia, prof. Rhona Smith. Thhai, who is also a member of the now dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), was accompanied by GCRL Secretary General Matteo Angioli.

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Memorial ceremony dedicated to Professor M. Cherif Bassiouni

Memorial ceremony dedicated to Professor M. Cherif Bassiouni

On 23 September, in the presence of the President of the Italian Republic Sergio Mattarella, the Syracuse International Institute for Criminal Justice and Human Rights held in their headquarters the memorial service dedicated to Professor M. Cherif Bassiouni, who passed away on 25 September 2017. Founder and historical president of the Institute, in November 2016 Professor Bassiouni also became President

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Speech by Amb. Giulio Terzi on justice in Italy

Speech by Amb. Giulio Terzi on justice in Italy

On 5 September Amb. Giulio Terzi, President of the Global Committee for the Rule of Law “Marco Pannella” (GCRL) took the floor at the meeting “We can’t wait for justice to take its course! Reform the justice system now” organized in Rome by the Nonviolent Radical Party Transnational Transparty (NRPTT). Speakers included Giovanni Maria Flick President emeritus of the Constitutional

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