Tag: rule of law

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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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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