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International Conference “Rule of Law vs Reason of State”
February 18, 2014 @ 8:00 am - February 19, 2014 @ 8:00 pm
On February 18 and 19, 2014, the Conference “Rule of Law versus Reason of State” was held at the European Parliament and European Commission, as an initiative of the Nonviolent Radical Party Transnational and Transparty, No Peace Without Justice and Hands off Cain.
Fifty years after the surge of “Real Communism”, the systemic use of the Reason of State has turned about 150 out of the 193 Nation States into “Real Democracies”. At the same time, the military industrial complex has developed an undisputed and tremendous technological power, which is as much structural as it is out of control; just as Ike Eisenhower professed when he denounced the power of the congressional military industrial complex as the biggest threat to the world and the United States in particular.
We know of those technologies today thanks to the revelations by some heroic conscientious objectors, with Edward Snowden as the most emblematic example. This double and lethal threat to “Democracies” – transformed almost everywhere into “Real Democracies” – is directed against the formal positive legal norms and thus against the Rule of Law and Human Rights, and against the “Right to Truth”, which is the objective of an initiative we wish to bring to the United Nations and which we envision as: the “Human Right to Know” what the State does in the name of Law and legality, and on behalf of the citizens in whose name it rules.
To this end we held a first Conference in Brussels on February 18 and 19, 2014, as a means to start and formalize a profound global Reform of the historically schizophrenic – and seemingly established – relationship between the de facto power of the “Real Democracies” and the existing positive law system based on the UN Human Rights Treaties and Conventions. This Conference has marked the first step of a campaign that will continue with a second Brussels Conference, through which we wish to construct an alternative to violence and the degeneration of the “Real Democracies”, with the promotion of democratic and federal States abiding to the Rule of Law.