Tag: EU

Iran: Joint Appeal for Dr Ahmadreza Djalali

Iran: Joint Appeal for Dr Ahmadreza Djalali

JOINT APPEAL FOR DOCTOR AHMADREZA DJALALI The Global Committee for the Rule of Law “Marco Pannella” and its President Amb. Giulio Terzi di Sant’Agata, the Federazione italiana Diritti Umani (FIDU) and eight other organisations are calling on the European Union for immediate action in support of Dr. Ahmadreza Djalali, sentenced to death in Iran and currently at grave risk of

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European Banks Implicated in Cambodia’s Microcredit Scandal

European Banks Implicated in Cambodia’s Microcredit Scandal

What follows is a piece by Sam Rainsy published by The Brussels Times on 6 July The unfolding microcredit scandal in Cambodia involves two well-respected European banks, BRED in France and Triodos Bank in the Netherlands. Both subscribe to the concept of “ethical banking”. But each has a stake of 12.5% in ACLEDA, Cambodia’s biggest commercial bank and the local

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Algorithms in the welfare state and justice system

Algorithms in the welfare state and justice system

The adoption of systems of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a very topical issue, which is having a profound impact on our society and our lives. As reported by the article of the New York Times “Freedom that Hangs on Algorithms”, the use of AI tools in the areas of justice and public security is becoming more and more widespread among

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EU’s ‘privileged trade scheme’ suspension with Cambodia is a blessing in disguise

EU’s ‘privileged trade scheme’ suspension with Cambodia is a blessing in disguise

I would like to convey to the European Union the following message: There are responsible and foresighted Cambodian leaders from all political affiliations who understand that the partial suspension of the EU’s trade privilege scheme known as “Everything But Arms” (EBA) is a blessing in disguise in that it represents a powerful call for reform. Cambodia has enjoyed EBA status

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The New York Times: freedom that hangs on algorithms

The New York Times: freedom that hangs on algorithms

9 February 2020, by Cade Metz and Adam Satariano Criminal justice authorities use software to determine sentences and probation. Darnell Gates sat at a long table in a downtown Philadelphia office building. He wore a black T-shirt with “California” in bright yellow letters on the chest. He had never been to the state, but he hoped to visit family there

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A letter from the Prosecutor National of Poland to subordinate prosecutors

A letter from the Prosecutor National of Poland to subordinate prosecutors

Warsaw, December 16, 2019 Republic of Poland The First Deputy Prosecutor General National Prosecutor Regional Prosecutors Chiefs of The Branch Departments of Organized Crime and Corruption National Prosecutor’s Office Dear Sir or Madam, Regarding the statement of Małgorzata Gersdorf, the First President of the Supreme Court of 19 December 2019 referring to the judgment of the Supreme Court Chamber of

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Invisible hammer hanging over British people’s head

Invisible hammer hanging over British people’s head

Operation Yellowhammer aims to mitigate the disruptive effects of Brexit within the UK, and should last about three months. It was developed by the Civil Contingencies Secretariat (CCS), a department of the Cabinet Office responsible for emergency planning. To better prepare the British public for the eventuality of a no deal exit, the publication of document excerpts was expected on

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