Under the leadership of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, the only opposition party in parliament, the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), was arbitrarily dissolved in 2017 and its leader, Kem Sokha, arrested. This set the scene for rigged elections in July 2018, with all of the seats in the National Assembly being won by the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP).
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.
The national uprising of the last twelve months in Iran has launched a clear and unequivocal political message, leaving no doubt about the real desire of the people for a regime change. In response, regime officials at the highest levels, including supreme leader Ali Khamenei, have shown themselves to be particularly quick in attributing slogans such as “death to the
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
The news about Chinese economic growth, though slowed by macroeconomic imbalances, overall indebtedness and the “trade war” with the US, confirm the extent of the results achieved by President Xi Jinping at the domestic level as the Chinese Communist Party has a firmer grip on power: power which has been accumulated by one man, a President with no term limits
As both the President of Tibet Society, the world’s oldest pro-Tibet group, and a Honorary member of the Global Committee for the Rule of Law “Marco Pannella”, I am delighted to see the progress being made to demand reciprocity from the Chinese government in terms of access to Tibet. On 25 September, the United States House of Representatives passed the
On July 29, legislative elections were held in Cambodia, a parliamentary constitutional monarchy in Southeast Asia, ruled for 33 years by former Khmer Rouge Hun Sen with his Cambodian People’s Party (CPP). The polls delivered an largely predicted victory to the ruling party CPP and another five years of Prime ministership to Hun Sen. The predictability of the outcome was
On 8 February Sam Rainsy, exiled Cambodian opposition leader and Honorary member of the Global Committee for the Rule of Law “Marco Pannella”, has filed a lawsuit in U.S. Federal Court seeking information from Facebook about Cambodia’s misuse of the social media platform. The case is one of the first civil suits to seek inside information from Facebook regarding the
Since 1984, the third Monday of January each year, the United States celebrate Martin Luther King Jr Day. The Day is marked on occasion of his birthday, 15 January 1929. A precious opportunity to treasure the life and achievements of the American civil rights leader who fought through nonviolent means to overcome racial segregation in the United States. Today we
On 30 January 2017, US Attorney General Sally Yates was sacked by President Donald Trump. In a statement by the White House, Mrs Yates was accused of betraying the Department of Justice following her decision not to enforce an Executive Order on immigration signed off by President Trump. Mrs Yates had been appointed Deputy Attorney General by President Obama two years