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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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For the right to know: conclusions of the meeting in the French Senate

For the right to know: conclusions of the meeting in the French Senate

On Wednesday, June 7, 2017, a round-table discussion entitled “For the recognition of the Right to Know” took place in Paris at the Senate of the French Republic. The event was organized by Senator André Gattolin in collaboration with the Global Committee for the Rule of Law “Marco Pannella”. Representatives of the political sphere and representatives of oppressed peoples from different regions

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Brexit and Right to Know

Brexit and Right to Know

Brexit, the vote in Great Britain and the right to know* The national elections in the UK are already upon us. These elections will be central to handling the issue of Brexit: will the next government take an even harder negotiating posture with Brussels, or will it show flexibility to get the most out of Brussels? The stakes are high:

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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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UN: Right to know crucial for democracy

UN: Right to know crucial for democracy

Exactly eight months after Marco Pannella passed away, we welcome the statement by Alfred de Zayas, the United Nations Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order: “Because the right to know is crucial to every democracy, whistleblowers should be protected, not persecuted.” The statement by the Independent Expert of the Office of the UN High

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What Can Be Done to Save the Syrian Rebels?

What Can Be Done to Save the Syrian Rebels?

Written by Giulio Maria Terzi di Sant’Agata With the city of Aleppo now almost completely overrun by forces loyal to Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, social media has made the carnage obvious. Western politicians cannot claim to have not known about it. They saw the footage of poor Syrian children running for cover, mothers crying for their loved ones, indiscriminate bombings.

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