Tag: rule of law

Report by the Italian Senate’s Special Commission on Human Rights

Report by the Italian Senate’s Special Commission on Human Rights

The Report of the Special Commission on Human Rights of the Italian Senate, presented on 4 April 2018, addresses the main issues related to Italy’s commitment to the inviolable human rights at the domestic and international levels. The Commission, created for the first time during the XIV Legislature, works in liaison with organizations that deal with fundamental human rights; it

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Dr Yang Jianli warns against Chinese raising influence

Dr Yang Jianli warns against Chinese raising influence

Saturday 24 February, Chinese scholar and human rights defender Dr. Jianli Yang was in Italy after having participated at the UN opening of the 10th Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy, alongside other prominent human rights defenders. He drew attention to the increasing influence exerted by China on a global scale and stressed the need to promote the universal value of the

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Ahmet Altan: “The Rule of Law in Turkey is Dead”

Ahmet Altan: “The Rule of Law in Turkey is Dead”

On Friday 16 February, the maximum penalty requested by the Public Prosecutor of the 26th Istanbul Criminal Court was inflicted on the world-renowned intellectuals Ahmet Altan, Mehmet Altan, Nazlı Ilıcak and four other writers and journalists. It is the aggravated life sentence. They were convicted of “subversion of the constitutional order of the Republic of Turkey, belonging to a terrorist

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EU Ombudsman: citizens have the right to know

EU Ombudsman: citizens have the right to know

Following an 11-month inquiry, European Ombudsman, Emily O’Reilly, issued on 13 February a recommendation relating to the transparency of the Council legislative process. As Mrs O’Reilly puts it: “EU citizens have a treaty-based right to participate in the democratic life of the Union. Citizens cannot properly exercise this right unless the EU legislative process is sufficiently open to allow citizens to

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“Ethical Prize” 2017 awarded to the memory of Marco Pannella

“Ethical Prize” 2017 awarded to the memory of Marco Pannella

On Friday 9 February the “Ethical Prize” was presented to honor the memory of Marco Pannella. Amb. Giulio Terzi, president of the Global Committee for the Rule of Law and a member of the Radical Party for many years was the recipient of the prize. The ceremony, organized by Plana Cultural Association chaired by Sergio Costa, took place at Palazzo Reale in Milan.

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Meeting with Taiwanese delegation at the Italian Parliament

Meeting with Taiwanese delegation at the Italian Parliament

On Monday 5 February, a meeting was held at the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Chamber of Deputies in the presence of President Fabrizio Cicchitto, with a delegation of Taiwanese parliamentarians. The Asian delegation, headed by Ambassador Ching-shan Hou, awarded Hon. Chicchitto and Senator Giuseppe Marinello, President of the Senate Committee on Territory and Environment, a medal to the Diplomatic Merit as

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