Tag: rule of law

France: Controller-General concerned for the rule of law

France: Controller-General concerned for the rule of law

The Islamist terror attacks that hit France in the last two years have plunged the country in a downward spiral which is contributing to the deterioration of the Rule of Law. The need for the Hollande Government to react, the far-right opposition pressures and the attempt by the Government to reassure the public led to the proclamation of the State of Emergency in

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Gattolin and Rainsy: rule of law in Cambodia!

Gattolin and Rainsy: rule of law in Cambodia!

Earlier today in Paris, Senator André Gattolin and Sam Rainsy, historic Cambodian opposition leader and former president of the Cambodia National Rescue Party, met to discuss the very difficult political situation in Cambodia three months ahead of local elections. Gattolin and Rainsy, both Honorary Members of the Global Committee for the Rule of Law Marco Pannella, re-asserted their commitment in support of a

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Iraq, 14 years on

Iraq, 14 years on

Today 14 years ago, on 18 March 2003, the then Leader of the House of Commons the late Robin Cook stepped down from Government with a remarkable resignation speech in dissent with the imminent decision to attack Iraq. When he took the floor in the House, he explained why he could not support “a war without international agreement or domestic

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UN: Right to know crucial for democracy

UN: Right to know crucial for democracy

Exactly eight months after Marco Pannella passed away, we welcome the statement by Alfred de Zayas, the United Nations Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order: “Because the right to know is crucial to every democracy, whistleblowers should be protected, not persecuted.” The statement by the Independent Expert of the Office of the UN High

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Protect supporters of the Rule of Law in Poland

Protect supporters of the Rule of Law in Poland

We stand in solidarity with Andrzej Rzeplinski, President of the Constitutional Tribunal of Poland, who in an interview for Le Monde of 26 October 2016 voiced its deep concern about the attack on the rule of law on the part of the Government led by the majority party in Parliament, Law and Justice (PiS), headed by Jaroslaw Kaczynski. Judge Rzeplinski, whose term

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Rome Conference 29th November 2016

Rome Conference 29th November 2016

SOS Rule of Law: unlocking the Right to Know Rome, Senate of the Republic 29 November 2016 15:00 – 18:30 Introductory remarks Pietro Grasso President of the Senate of the Republic Speakers Giulio Terzi di Sant'Agata Ambassador, President of the Global Committee for the Rule of Law – Marco Pannella, former Minister for Foreign Affairs of Italy Franco Frattini President

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Panel “SOS Rule of Law” at the UN Human Rights Council

Panel “SOS Rule of Law” at the UN Human Rights Council

Earlier this morning at the Palais des Nations of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva took place the panel “SOS Rule of Law”. The panel was organized by the Permanent Mission of Italy, in cooperation with the Nonviolent Radical Party Transnational Transparty with the support of the Global Committee for the Rule of Law and Hands Off Cain. Italian

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