Tag: human rights

UN Report on China points to crimes against humanity

UN Report on China points to crimes against humanity

So the UN Report on the oppression of the Uyghur people in China is finally out. Naturally the Chinese government fought tooth and nail to suppress it. But then men like darkness to hide their evil deeds. The report identifies serious human rights abuses that could amount, in the words of the report, to “crimes against humanity”. It details allegations…

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Beijing’s Genocide In Tibet

Beijing’s Genocide In Tibet

At last the world is waking up to the horrors inflicted by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Waking up to the pictures of chained and blindfolded Uyghurs being forced onto trains to take them to concentration camps. Waking up to accounts of the forced abortions and sterilisations of Uyghur women. Waking up to the news that a ship seized by…

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Safeguard women’s rights and create humanitarian corridors for Afghanistan

Safeguard women’s rights and create humanitarian corridors for Afghanistan

Safeguard women’s rights and create humanitarian corridors for Afghanistan. Appeal to the European Union by the Global Committee for the Rule of Law “Marco Pannella” The withdrawal of Western countries from Afghanistan resulted in an inexorable return of the Taliban regime and the loss of hard-won rights and freedom described by Zarqa Yaftali, executive director of the Women and Children…

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GCRL and TAHR announce partnership to strengthen the rule of law

GCRL and TAHR announce partnership to strengthen the rule of law

Today the Taiwan Association for Human Rights (TAHR) and the Global Committee for the Rule of Law “Marco Pannella” (GCRL) established a partnership with a view to extending and strengthening their common activities in the protection and promotion of human rights, democracy and the rule of law. The two sister organizations, based in Taipei and Rome respectively, will conduct different…

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Joint letter to UN High Commissioner on the situation in China

Joint letter to UN High Commissioner on the situation in China

On 12 May a group of 36 organizations for human rights including the Global Committee for the Rule of Law “Marco Pannella” sent an open letter to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, to draw her attention to the urgent need for public reporting on the human rights situation across China, Uyghur and Tibetan regions, and Hong Kong.…

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Council of Europe hearings on the Right to Know

Council of Europe hearings on the Right to Know

On 3 December, at around 2 pm, a hearing will be held at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on the draft resolution on the Right to Know, of which Senator Roberto Rampi is the General Rapporteur. The hearing will take place online within a session of the Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media of which…

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Event: Political prisoners in Hong Hong, China, Venezuela, Iran and Cambodia

Event: Political prisoners in Hong Hong, China, Venezuela, Iran and Cambodia

FROM #SAVE12HKYOUTHS TO THE CASE OF POLITICAL PRISONERS IN HONG KONG, CHINA, VENEZUELA, IRAN AND CAMBODIA Monday November 23 – Senate of the Italian Republic With Nathan Law, Jianli Yang, Lorent Saleh, Theresly Malavé, Mona Silawi, Mu Sochua, Jared Genser On November 23rd, exactly three months will have passed since the Chinese coast guard intercepted twelve young activists at sea…

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The Value of Freedom: Burning Questions for Hong Kongers

The Value of Freedom: Burning Questions for Hong Kongers

Lecture at the Senate of the Italian Republic By Joshua Wong Rome, November 18, 2020 – Almost exactly one year after Joshua Wong’s first hearing at the Senate of the Italian Republic, causing a diplomatic row between Members of the Italian Parliament and the Chinese Ambassador to Italy who had accused them of “making a grave error” and “acting irresponsabily”,…

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We, band of brothers, will not be silenced

We, band of brothers, will not be silenced

US President Reagan said: “Above all, we must realize that no arsenal or no weapon in the arsenals of the world is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.” While the repressive efforts of authoritarian regimes around the world are growing, only in the last week-end we witnessed millions of courageous people coming together…

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No more secret deals with the CCP. We have a right to know

No more secret deals with the CCP. We have a right to know

As Hong Kong’s free media is attacked, as social media channels are censored, as activists are arrested, we must revendicate our right to know what is going. If we want to counter not only the narrative but come up with adequate and timely countermeasures as well, we must start by halting the chinesization of our democracies and reinforce our resilience…

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