Tag: rule of law

Armando Armas: Is Hong Kong the New Tiananmen?

Armando Armas: Is Hong Kong the New Tiananmen?

What follow is the English version of an article by Armando Armas, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Assembly of Venezuela and honorary member of the Global Committee for the Rule of Law “Marco Pannella”, published on June 7 in La Gran Epoca on the repression in Hong Kong, and the abuse of violence by the Chinese

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A letter from the Prosecutor National of Poland to subordinate prosecutors

A letter from the Prosecutor National of Poland to subordinate prosecutors

Warsaw, December 16, 2019 Republic of Poland The First Deputy Prosecutor General National Prosecutor Regional Prosecutors Chiefs of The Branch Departments of Organized Crime and Corruption National Prosecutor’s Office Dear Sir or Madam, Regarding the statement of Małgorzata Gersdorf, the First President of the Supreme Court of 19 December 2019 referring to the judgment of the Supreme Court Chamber of

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Why the resignation speech by Speaker Bercow matters

Why the resignation speech by Speaker Bercow matters

On 9 and 12 September John Bercow, Speaker of the House of Commons, gave two extremely important speeches in terms of promotion and defence of the rule of law and parliamentary democracy. Anybody attaching great value to those issues will hardly remain deaf to the words spoken by Mr. Speaker. The first speech is the one in which he announced

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Xi’s Hong Kong Options – and Ours

Xi’s Hong Kong Options – and Ours

On 7 August Yang Jianli and Aaron Rhode published an article on “The American Interest” explaining why Hong Kong can show Xi Jinping that repressing freedom is a no-win proposition. On August 5, a day of unprecedented strikes and demonstrations, thousands of mostly young Hong Kongers gathered around the offices of the Legislative Council, near Admiralty station on Hong Kong

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European Republic and citizenship: conversation with Carles Puigdemont

European Republic and citizenship: conversation with Carles Puigdemont

On Saturday 13 April a delegation of the Radical Party composed of Sen. Roberto Rampi, Umberto Gambini and Matteo Angioli, held a second meeting with former President of Catalonia Carles Puigdemont in Waterloo, Belgium. The hour-long meeting ended with several statements collected by Radio Radicale. Matteo Angioli stressed Mr. Puigdemont’s attempt to internationalize the case and the need to engage

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The Rising Cost of Strongman Rule in Cambodia

The Rising Cost of Strongman Rule in Cambodia

Despite boasting unrivaled tourist attractions, large stores of natural resources that could be profitably and responsibly exploited, and one of the world’s youngest labor forces the country’s economy is floundering. And, after 34 years of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s dictatorial rule, Cambodians could soon be facing a higher price. On April 4, a group of international buyers’ associations from the

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