Tag: rule of law

Appeal to the Italian government on the situation in Iran

Appeal to the Italian government on the situation in Iran

On Wednesday 10 January, a press conference was held at the office of the Nonviolent Radical Party Transnational Transparty (NRPTT) on the protests in many Iranian cities. On the thirteenth day of spontaneous mobilization 50 people have lost their lives and over 3000 have been arrested, including 90 students of the University of Tehran, 4 of whom have been on

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Message by UNSG Antonio Guterres

Message by UNSG Antonio Guterres

Dear friends around the world, Happy New Year. When I took office one year ago, I appealed for 2017 to be a year for peace. Unfortunately – in fundamental ways, the world has gone in reverse. On New Year’s Day 2018, I am not issuing an Appeal. I am issuing an alert – a red alert for our world. Conflicts

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The antidote to fake news? Inform by following the rules

The antidote to fake news? Inform by following the rules

The alternative to the propagation of artfully constructed news is having fair and accessible debates and ensuring that the UN encourages this virtuous dynamic by formally recognizing the right of every citizen to know. On 1 November, during a Senate hearing in which Colin Stretch, Vice-President of Facebook, was heard, US Senator Burr referred to the case of two Facebook

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Final legal opinion on Chilcot report

Final legal opinion on Chilcot report

Following the publication on 6 July 2016 of the much-awaited Chilcot Report on the role od the United Kingdom in the Iraq war, we publish an extract of the statement of 18 December 2017 by the Iraq War Families Campaign Group (IWFCG) outlining the reasons why no further legal action is possible in order to bring in court the British

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Celebration of Human Rights Day in Lyon

Celebration of Human Rights Day in Lyon

The Nonviolent Radical Party Transnational Transparty celebrated Human Rights Day, December 10th, in a pagode at Pusignan, by the city of Lyon, France. The event was attended by members of the disbanded Cambodian opposition party, Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) and people form the Cambodian community. Some 250 people, including former CNRP leader Rainsy Sam, Saumura Tioulong, Sothavarin Men and

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The Rule of Law and Human Rights Day

The Rule of Law and Human Rights Day

On 10 December, Human Rights Day, the world commemorates the adoption by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, this day 69 years ago. It is worthwhile emphasising that human rights and the rule of law are universal, in that as the UN Declaration stipulates, “all human beings are born free and equal

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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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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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France keeps locking up people badly

France keeps locking up people badly

Ten years after its creation, the Controller-General for Places of Deprivation of Liberty no longer has to demonstrate its legitimacy and independence. Jean-Baptiste Jacquin for Le Monde Strange birthday. While the Controller-General for Places of Deprivation of Liberty celebrates his first ten years, France’s overcrowding prisons hit a new record. With 69.307 people locked up as of November 1, in 59.151

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