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Gattolin and Rainsy: rule of law in Cambodia!

Gattolin and Rainsy: rule of law in Cambodia!

Earlier today in Paris, Senator André Gattolin and Sam Rainsy, historic Cambodian opposition leader and former president of the Cambodia National Rescue Party, met to discuss the very difficult political situation in Cambodia three months ahead of local elections. Gattolin and Rainsy, both Honorary Members of the Global Committee for the Rule of Law Marco Pannella, re-asserted their commitment in support of a

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Iraq, 14 years on

Iraq, 14 years on

Today 14 years ago, on 18 March 2003, the then Leader of the House of Commons the late Robin Cook stepped down from Government with a remarkable resignation speech in dissent with the imminent decision to attack Iraq. When he took the floor in the House, he explained why he could not support “a war without international agreement or domestic

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Meeting with Justice Minister of Italy

Meeting with Justice Minister of Italy

Earlier today 8 March at 11 a delegation of the Nonviolent Radical Party transnational and transparty met with the Italian Justice Minister Andrea Orlando. It was present Matteo Angioli, secretary general of the Global Committee for the Rule of Law - Marco Pannella. At the end of the meeting, the head of the delegation Rita Bernardini said: "A long and positive

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Cambodia’s drift towards dictatorship

Cambodia’s drift towards dictatorship

Letter to the Editor of the Phnom Penh Post  Every observer of Cambodia recognises that the country is dangerously adrift. Local and national elections are scheduled for June 2017 and July 2018 and these elections have the potential to end the autocratic power that has been in place for decades. Fear of democratic change has led those in power into

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Death in prison awaiting trial

Death in prison awaiting trial

Rita Bernardini: “Zero Effect” of Pre-Trial Detention Law Damages also for the community: in 24 years, 630 million euro in compensation “Zero Effect. Nothing. The law on pre-trial detention issued in April of 2015 has produced no effect whatsoever, while Minister of Justice Andrea Orlando defined it a “legislative effort” during a Parliamentary hearing at the beginning of March.” Rita

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The right to know in Israel

The right to know in Israel

Joseph Shapira, Israel’s State Comptroller, is an official elected by the Knesset for one mandate of seven years with the task of controlling the executive branch of the Government. On February 28, 2017, the State Comptroller published a critical report regarding operation “Protective Edge”, an attack executed in 2014 by the Israeli army against Hamas in the Gaza Strip following the launch

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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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