Tag: democracy

Today democracy dies in Cambodia. Hun Sen’s crackdown on dissent continues

Today democracy dies in Cambodia. Hun Sen’s crackdown on dissent continues

[version française en bas] Statement by the Nonviolent Radical Party Transnational Transparty (NRPTT) on the dissolution of the main opposition party in Cambodia. This morning, with elections scheduled for June 2018, Cambodia’s Supreme Court, composed of members politically close to the Governing Party led by Prime Minister Hun Sen, decided to dissolve the main opposition party, Cambodia National Rescue Party

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13 November 2017, University of Milan: towards the right to know

13 November 2017, University of Milan: towards the right to know

SOS RULE OF LAW: TOWARDS THE RIGHT TO KNOW Monday 13 November, 14.30 – University of Milan Room Crociera di Studi Umanistici Via Festa del Perdono, 7 Milan Round table with: Giovanni Ziccardi – professor of Legal Informatics, University of Milan Giulio M. Terzi di Sant’Agata – Ambassador, President of the Global Committee for the Rule of Law “Marco Pannella” On.

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Statement by MPs of the Cambodia National Rescue Party

Statement by MPs of the Cambodia National Rescue Party

We, the undersigned members of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), herevy sign and declare to: 1. Stand determined by the spirit of the CNRP which will not betray the people who voted for it. 2. Keep up the work for change towards democracy and firmly ask for free and fair elections in July 2018. 3. Call on the authorities

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Socialist Rule of Law with Chinese Characteristics

Socialist Rule of Law with Chinese Characteristics

When, on 18 October, the 19th Congress of the Communist Party opened in Beijing, the term “rule of law” – was pronounced 19 times by Chinese President Xi Jinping. The goal of “promoting a law-based government” also appeared among the 14 points the leader of the People’s Republic referred to in order to illustrate the meaning of “socialism with Chinese

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Outcome of the Convention of the Nonviolent Radical Party

Outcome of the Convention of the Nonviolent Radical Party

Three days of debates and insights, twenty nationalities and forty new members of the Nonviolent Radical Party Transnational and Transparty. This is the outcome of the Radical Convention held in Rome from 27 to 29 October, in the historic hall of Via di Torre Argentina 76, renewed for the occasion with the display of a new backdrop covering the entire

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Yang Jianli: People Of China, Too, Want Human Rights

Yang Jianli: People Of China, Too, Want Human Rights

Speech by Yang Jianli in the panel discussion “Clash of cultures, values and principles: right of the people or human rights?” at the Rome Convention of the Nonviolent Radical Party Transnational Transparty. Thank you, dear friends at the Nonviolent Radical Party, for inviting me to speak at this Convention. It is truly an honor for me. I admire the Nonviolent Radical

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Convention of the Nonviolent Radical Party Transnational Transparty

Convention of the Nonviolent Radical Party Transnational Transparty

French version below Three days of extraordinary mobilization for the universality of human rights, the right to know and the fight with nonviolence against extermination by hunger, thirst, war and poverty in the world. To launch the initiative is the Nonviolent Radical Party Transnational Transparty convinced that an in-depth debate on these issues is ever urgent. The Convention will take

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Brexit and the Right to Know

Brexit and the Right to Know

On Tuesday October 3rd 2017 the Financial Times published a very insightful article “Cutting through the Brexit cacophony” into the public’s mindset on Brexit if only they are properly informed. On the basis of a scientific study on a careful cross-section of the public, evidence clearly indicates that voters’ behaviour changes when debate enhances, pushing preference away from extreme positions

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European Parliament urgent resolution on Cambodia

European Parliament urgent resolution on Cambodia

The European Parliament, –  having regard to its previous resolutions on Cambodia, –  having regard to the local EU statements of 5 September 2017 on the closure of the Cambodia Daily, of 30 June 2017 on the release of five human rights defenders, and of 22 February 2017 on the political situation in Cambodia, and to the statements by the Spokesperson of

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