Tag: rule of law

Why the unusual speed of Canadian’s death sentence in China?

Why the unusual speed of Canadian’s death sentence in China?

“It is very unusual for a Chinese court to pronounce a death sentence only one hour after the end of the trial” said to Deutsche Welle an utterly surprised attorney Zhang Dongshuo after the Dalian People’s Intermediate Tribunal – a city in north-eastern China – sentenced to death for drug trafficking Robert Lloyd Schellenberg, a 36-year old Canadian citizen. It

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Conference on the rule of law and the right to know

Conference on the rule of law and the right to know

On December 21, a conference was held in Rome at the headquarters of the Nonviolent Radical Party Transnational Transparty (PRNTT) on the initiative for the transition to the rule of law through and the affirmation of the right to know. After the introductory remarks by Laura Harth NRPTT Representative at the United Nations, in which she focused on the Chinese

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Cambodia’s repression intensifies

Cambodia’s repression intensifies

In the face of growing international pressure aiming to re-establish democracy in Cambodia, Prime Minister Hun Sen has found no better response than to adopt new measures to neutralize the final elements of the opposition and to make restoring democracy even more difficult. This is a real insult to the international community, notably the European Union, which is threatening the

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Sam Rainsy: European sanctions as a response to Cambodia’s totalitarian drift

Sam Rainsy: European sanctions as a response to Cambodia’s totalitarian drift

Since 2001 Cambodia has benefited from an exceptional trading advantage, granted by the European Union thanks to an initiative known as “Everything But Arms” (EBA). This provides the possibility of exporting to Europe without quotas or customs duties. The advantage was given to a group of countries in the process of development and transition towards democracy. The intention of the

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Norman Baker’s take on the Reciprocal Access To Tibet Act

Norman Baker’s take on the Reciprocal Access To Tibet Act

As both the President of Tibet Society, the world’s oldest pro-Tibet group, and a Honorary member of the Global Committee for the Rule of Law “Marco Pannella”, I am delighted to see the progress being made to demand reciprocity from the Chinese government in terms of access to Tibet. On 25 September, the United States House of Representatives passed the

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Second conference “S.O.S. Rule of Law” at the UNHRC

Second conference “S.O.S. Rule of Law” at the UNHRC

On Wednesday 20 June 2018, during the 38th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, the Nonviolent Radical Party Transnational Transparty (NRPTT) and the Global Committee for the Rule of Law “Marco Pannella” (GCRL) in collaboration with the Permanent Representation of Italy to the International Institutions in Geneva, held the conference “S.O.S. Rule of Law”. Speakers included Italian

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