On 12 May a group of 36 organizations for human rights including the Global Committee for the Rule of Law “Marco Pannella” sent an open letter to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, to draw her attention to the urgent need for public reporting on the human rights situation across China, Uyghur and Tibetan regions, and Hong Kong.
“In the resolution adopted last May by the World Health Assembly (WHO) on the response to the pandemic, member States pledged to fight what has been defined as an ‘infomedia’. The UN Secretary General and agencies – including WHO itself – have launched various appeals to States to fight it. I believe in the importance and role of multilateral organizations
Friday 9 October, Honorary Member of the Global Committee for the Rule of Law “Marco Pannella” Jianli Yang spoke at a press conference organized by UN Watch ahead of the elections to United Nations Human Rights Council, the UN body made up of 47 Members States responsible for the promotion and protection of all human rights around the globe. Chinese
Thursday 26 September at the General Debate of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on country reports of Cambodia, Georgia and Yemen, Phirith Run, member of the Nonviolent Radical Party, took the floor for an oral statement on the human rights situation in Cambodia. The video-footage of the session is available here. Mr. Run speech is N. 86. Thank
Thursday September 19, during its plenary session in Strasbourg, an overwhelming majority of the European Parliament adopted a resolution condemning the continuing human rights violations in Iran. With 608 votes in favour, 7 against, and 46 abstentions, the European Parliament calls on the Iranian authorities to unconditionally release all arbitrarily jailed women’s rights defenders protesting against the hijab being compulsory,
The popular protests that have been going on for months in Hong Kong are reaching increasingly higher levels of intensity these days, creating a potentially explosive situation between Beijing and the former British colony. Thanks to social media we can all witness the escalation of violence on the streets of Hong Kong live – with daily launches of tear gas
United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) Chairman Senator Joseph I. Lieberman and Chief Executive Officer Ambassador Mark D. Wallace released the following joint statement on the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s decision to sanction Iran’s largest petrochemical holding group, the Persian Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (PGPIC), and its 39 subsidiary companies. UANI applauds the Trump Administration for once again demonstrating its
On 12 February the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Chamber of Deputies of Italy adopted a resolution on Cambodia asking the government to invite all the parties to resume the democratic path as indicated by the 1991 Paris Accords signed under the auspices of the UN and to take part in the debate on the suspension of the European scheme
On 9 January, Kok Ksor, nonviolent leader of the indigenous people of the Central Highlands of Vietnam, known as Degar, or Monatgnards in French, passed away. He was 75 years old. He was also a tenacious and generous companion, a leading member of the Nonviolent Radical Party Transnational Transparty (NRPTT) as he sat in the General Council for many years.
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