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US Democracy is alive and kicking

US Democracy is alive and kicking

Statement by Giulio Terzi di Sant’Agata and Matteo Angioli, respectively President and Secretary General of the Global Committee for the Rule of Law “Marco Pannella”, on the US elections and the victory of Democratic candidates Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as President and Vice President. With the election of Joe Biden as 46th President of the United States, an election

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Interview with former Prosecutor Foss: “The way we prosecute, incarcerate, label and shame has to go”

Interview with former Prosecutor Foss: “The way we prosecute, incarcerate, label and shame has to go”

Adam J. Foss is the founder and executive director of Prosecutor Impact, a non-profit organization which seeks to improve the criminal justice system in the US. He is a former Assistant District Attorney in the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office (SCDAO) in Boston, Massachusetts. He is a fierce advocate for criminal justice reform and the importance of the role of

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International appeal on the “flagrant breach of the Sino-British Joint Declaration”

International appeal on the “flagrant breach of the Sino-British Joint Declaration”

A cross-party international coalition of 682 parliamentarians and policymakers from 36 countries today issued a statement decrying Beijing’s “unilateral introduction of national security legislation in Hong Kong”, and calling for sympathetic governments to unite against this “flagrant breach of the Sino-British Joint Declaration”. Led by the former Governor of Hong Kong, Lord Patten, and the former UK Foreign Secretary, Sir

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High time to adopt the Right to Know

High time to adopt the Right to Know

The events of the past months make it painstakingly clear how much the lack of a political and civil right to know has a direct and devastating impact on the life of citizens all around the world. From the secret plan of the Italian government in January – kept hidden from the public in order not to induce a panic,

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The New York Times: freedom that hangs on algorithms

The New York Times: freedom that hangs on algorithms

9 February 2020, by Cade Metz and Adam Satariano Criminal justice authorities use software to determine sentences and probation. Darnell Gates sat at a long table in a downtown Philadelphia office building. He wore a black T-shirt with “California” in bright yellow letters on the chest. He had never been to the state, but he hoped to visit family there

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A letter from Ivan Simonovis to the White House

A letter from Ivan Simonovis to the White House

Ivan Simonovis, who served for years as police chief and law enforcement agencies official in Venezuela, has been political prisoner for more than 14 years, as he was accused by the Chavez regime and corrupted jurisdictional system (basically, the Supreme Court of Justice chaired by Maikel Moreno) not to be “loyal” to the bolivarian “revolution”. Now he serves as special

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A Special Relationship and a Special Responsibility to Stop Iranian Aggression Together

A Special Relationship and a Special Responsibility to Stop Iranian Aggression Together

United Against Nuclear Iran published several recommendations for a joint U.S.-U.K. Iran Strategy. As Boris Johnson takes over as prime minister of the United Kingdom and Dominic Raab begins his tenure as foreign secretary, United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) is releasing a strategy paper recommending ways the U.K. and the U.S. can work together to combat the Islamic Republic’s hegemonic

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