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The Khmer Rouge Tribunal’s failed mission

The Khmer Rouge Tribunal’s failed mission

In 2003 the international community helped the Cambodian government to establish a special tribunal – with the participation of the United Nations – to prosecute the most important Khmer Rouge leaders. The name given to the institution was the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC). Prosecuting those responsible for the mass killings perpetrated under the Khmer Rouge regime

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Speech by Amb. Giulio Terzi on justice in Italy

Speech by Amb. Giulio Terzi on justice in Italy

On 5 September Amb. Giulio Terzi, President of the Global Committee for the Rule of Law “Marco Pannella” (GCRL) took the floor at the meeting “We can’t wait for justice to take its course! Reform the justice system now” organized in Rome by the Nonviolent Radical Party Transnational Transparty (NRPTT). Speakers included Giovanni Maria Flick President emeritus of the Constitutional

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What about the Khmer Rouge Tribunal?

What about the Khmer Rouge Tribunal?

More than 10 years have passed since the establishment of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) for the persecution of crimes committed during the Government of Democratic Kampuchea, commonly known as the Cambodia Tribunal or Khmer Rouge Tribunal. In June 2003 an agreement was reached between the Cambodian Government and the United Nations on the assistance and

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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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“We are not just a law firm, we are the Department of Justice” former US Attorney General Sally Yates says

“We are not just a law firm, we are the Department of Justice” former US Attorney General Sally Yates says

On 30 January 2017, US Attorney General Sally Yates was sacked by President Donald Trump. In a statement by the White House, Mrs Yates was accused of betraying the Department of Justice following her decision not to enforce an Executive Order on immigration signed off by President Trump. Mrs Yates had been appointed Deputy Attorney General by President Obama two years

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Committee for the Prevention of Torture publishes Report on UK

Committee for the Prevention of Torture publishes Report on UK

On April 19, the British Parliament approved Prime Minister May’s motion for early political elections on June 8th. The motion was adopted with the required two-thirds quorum, thanks to the support of the Labour and Liberal-Democrat opposition. On the same day, the Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) published a report denouncing the general state of

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