Tag: right to know

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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Glyphosate and the EU citizen’s right to know

Glyphosate and the EU citizen’s right to know

European citizens betrayed by the Strasbourg resolution on glyphosate Carlo Triarico for Osservatore Romano The whole story surrounding the decision by the European Union to authorize the use of glyphosate, the most widespread herbicide, is truly mysterious. An affaire noire on which it is necessary to shed light. The renewal of approval of glyphosate for 5 years, voted on 27

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Central Banks in the Dock

Central Banks in the Dock

On November 11, 1997, the Bank of England took a big step toward independence, courtesy of the second reading in the House of Commons of a bill amending the Bank Act of 1946. The bill gave legislative affirmation to the decision, taken by then-Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown, to free central bank operations from governmental control. This was a

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The Right to Know lands at the Univeristy of Milan

The Right to Know lands at the Univeristy of Milan

“Three years ago, it was only Marco Pannella and a bunch of radicals. Today a larger number of people believe in this campaign” says Laura Harth in her speech on the campaign for the recognition of the Right to Know, the theme of the conference held on Monday at the University of Milan. Different personalities described it as the new

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The era of blind faith in big data must end

The era of blind faith in big data must end

This is a summary by Irene Guidarelli of a speech delivered by Cathy O’Neil in April 2017 in a TED Conference. Cathy is a mathematician, she runs the blog mathbabe.org and she’s the author of several books including the latest “Weapons of Math Destruction“. Algorithms are everywhere. They sort and separate the winners from the losers. The winners get the

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Yang Jianli: People Of China, Too, Want Human Rights

Yang Jianli: People Of China, Too, Want Human Rights

Speech by Yang Jianli in the panel discussion “Clash of cultures, values and principles: right of the people or human rights?” at the Rome Convention of the Nonviolent Radical Party Transnational Transparty. Thank you, dear friends at the Nonviolent Radical Party, for inviting me to speak at this Convention. It is truly an honor for me. I admire the Nonviolent Radical

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Brexit and the Right to Know

Brexit and the Right to Know

On Tuesday October 3rd 2017 the Financial Times published a very insightful article “Cutting through the Brexit cacophony” into the public’s mindset on Brexit if only they are properly informed. On the basis of a scientific study on a careful cross-section of the public, evidence clearly indicates that voters’ behaviour changes when debate enhances, pushing preference away from extreme positions

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