Tag: human rights

Conclusion of the Conference on “Religion, Business and Human Rights” at the European Parliament

Conclusion of the Conference on “Religion, Business and Human Rights” at the European Parliament

On Wednesday 6 September 2017, Quê Me: Vietnam Committee on Human Rights (VCHR) and the European Platform against Religious Intolerance and Discrimination (EPRID), in collaboration with the office of Ramon Tremosa i Balcells MEP, organised a Conference on “Religion, Business and Human Rights” at the European Parliament. Speakers included Dr Brian Grim, President of the Religious Freedom & Business Foundation (USA);…

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Conference: Religion, Business and Human Rights

Conference: Religion, Business and Human Rights

The European Platform against Religious Intolerance and Discrimination (EPRID) & Quê Me: Vietnam Committee on Human Rights in collaboration with the office of Ramon Tremosa i Balcells MEP, with the support of the Global Committee for the Rule of Law “Marco Pannella” are pleased to invite you to our event: RELIGION, BUSINESS & HUMAN RIGHTS Wednesday 6 September 2017 – 14:00-16:00  Brussels, European…

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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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Syria: speech by Giulio Terzi at the Astana Platform

Syria: speech by Giulio Terzi at the Astana Platform

Expert Meeting on Syrian Constitution Geneva, July 10-13, 2017 I) UNSC Res. 2254 sets the Geneva framework for a political outcome to the Syrian civil war‎. Art. 5 of the Resolution “Acknowledges the close linkage between a ceasefire and a parallel political process, pursuant to the 2012 Geneva Communiqué, and (acknowledges) that both initiatives should move ahead expeditiously, and in…

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Presented at the Siracusa Institute the document illustrating the right to know

Presented at the Siracusa Institute the document illustrating the right to know

On Monday, May 29th, the document instructing the campaign led by the Nonviolent Radical Party transnational transparty (NRPTT) together with a coalition of organizations for the recognition by the United Nations of the universal right to know was presented at the Syracuse International Institute for Criminal Justice and Human Rights. The initiative stems from Marco Pannella’s attempt to prevent military action…

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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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Human Rights Watch World Report 2017

Human Rights Watch World Report 2017

Introduction by Executive Director Kenneth Roth The Dangerous Rise of Populism. Global Attacks on Human Rights Values Human rights exist to protect people from government abuse and neglect. Rights limit what a state can do and impose obligations for how a state must act. Yet today a new generation of populists is turning this protection on its head. Claiming to speak for…

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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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