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CCPR – International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, 118th session

The following SP are going to be considered under the follow-up procedure during the 118 Session: Angola; Croatia; Cyprus; Haiti; Macau, China; and Mozambique. The Human Rights Committee is the body of independent experts that monitors implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights by its State parties. All States parties are obliged to submit regular reports to

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Human Rights Council, intersessional forum on economic, social and cultural rights (social forum), 2016 session

Human Rights Council, intersessional forum on economic, social and cultural rights (social forum), 2016 session

The 2016 Social Forum will take place from 3 to 5 October 2016 in Room XX, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland, in accordance with paragraph 6 of Human Rights Council resolution 29/19 entitled “The Social Forum.” The Social Forum is an annual three-day meeting convened by the Human Rights Council. It is a unique space for open and interactive dialogue between civil

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“S.O.S. Rule of Law” at the UN Human Rights Council

“S.O.S. Rule of Law” at the UN Human Rights Council

ROUND-TABLE DISCUSSION S.O.S. RULE OF LAW Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 13:30 – 15:00 ROOM XXIV, Palais des Nations Geneva Organized by the Global Committee for the Rule of Law “Marco Pannella” (GCRL), the Nonviolent Radical Party Transnational Transparty (NRPTT), the Siracusa Institute, in collaboration with the Permanent Mission of Italy to the International Organizations in Geneva. Speakers Dr Gianni MAGAZZENI Chief

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Pablo de Greiff: major rethink needed for the prevention of mass atrocities

Pablo de Greiff: major rethink needed for the prevention of mass atrocities

On 4 May UN Special Rapporteur on Transitional Justice Pablo de Greiff, who was succeeded just days ago by Mr Fabian Salvioli, made some interesting remarks as he presented a report concerning transitional justice and conflict-prevention. “Prevention is not a form of crisis response. It goes much further than early warning efforts. Anything capable of triggering an early warning system

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Commemoration in Geneva: “Europe Stands With Tibet”

Commemoration in Geneva: “Europe Stands With Tibet”

On 10 March 2018 the Global Committee for the Rule of Law "Marco Pannella" and the Nonviolent Radical Party Transnational Transparty joined a commemoration in Geneva, Switzerland, to mark the 59th anniversary of the Tibetan uprising of 1959 against the Chinese occupation. The demonstration started off with a march from Jardin des Anglais to Place des Nations, in front of

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Dr Yang Jianli warns against Chinese raising influence

Dr Yang Jianli warns against Chinese raising influence

Saturday 24 February, Chinese scholar and human rights defender Dr. Jianli Yang was in Italy after having participated at the UN opening of the 10th Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy, alongside other prominent human rights defenders. He drew attention to the increasing influence exerted by China on a global scale and stressed the need to promote the universal value of the

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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 Rule of Law and Human Rights Day

The Rule of Law and Human Rights Day

On 10 December, Human Rights Day, the world commemorates the adoption by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, this day 69 years ago. It is worthwhile emphasising that human rights and the rule of law are universal, in that as the UN Declaration stipulates, “all human beings are born free and equal

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The Right to Know lands at the Univeristy of Milan

The Right to Know lands at the Univeristy of Milan

“Three years ago, it was only Marco Pannella and a bunch of radicals. Today a larger number of people believe in this campaign” says Laura Harth in her speech on the campaign for the recognition of the Right to Know, the theme of the conference held on Monday at the University of Milan. Different personalities described it as the new

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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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