Yearly Archives: 2021

May 2021

May 2021

PHOTO OF THE MONTH – Washington DC, 25 May 2021: Gianna Floyd, George Floyd’s daughter, walks out of the West Wing door at the White House after meeting with President Biden Dear friend, I’m glad to write on this date, 4th of June, to honor the people who dared to dream 32 years ago for a democratic China. We must

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GCRL and TAHR announce partnership to strengthen the rule of law

GCRL and TAHR announce partnership to strengthen the rule of law

Today the Taiwan Association for Human Rights (TAHR) and the Global Committee for the Rule of Law “Marco Pannella” (GCRL) established a partnership with a view to extending and strengthening their common activities in the protection and promotion of human rights, democracy and the rule of law. The two sister organizations, based in Taipei and Rome respectively, will conduct different

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Joint letter to UN High Commissioner on the situation in China

Joint letter to UN High Commissioner on the situation in China

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.

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Report on the Right to Know to be adopted in May

Report on the Right to Know to be adopted in May

3 May is World Press Freedom Day and as UNESCO puts it, “3 May acts as a reminder to governments of the need to respect their commitment to press freedom and is also a day of reflection among media professionals about issues of press freedom and professional ethics. Just as importantly, World Press Freedom Day is a day of support

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April 2021

April 2021

PHOTO OF THE MONTH – St. Petersburg, 28 April 2021: a worker covers with paint a mural of the jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny Dear friend, Here’s our monthly recap for you. Let’s start with a date: 12th of April. That’s the day when the Committee on Culture, Education, Science and Media of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe

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April 2021

April 2021

Dear friend, Here’s our monthly recap for you. Let’s start with a date: 12th of April. That’s the day when the Committee on Culture, Education, Science and Media of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe held the first reading of the draft resolution entitled “Media freedom, public trust and the right to knowledge” introduced by Sen. Roberto Rampi. An important step

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Hearing on the Right to Know at the Council of Europe

Hearing on the Right to Know at the Council of Europe

The agenda of the meeting to be held by videoconference, on Monday, 12 April 2021, from 9.30 am to 12 pm of the Committee on Culture, Education, Science and Media of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe provides for the first reading of the draft resolution entitled “Media freedom, public trust and the right to knowledge” introduced by

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March 2021

March 2021

PHOTO OF THE MONTH – Myitkyina, 8 March 2021: Sister Ann Rose Nu Tawng pleading with the forces of the junta not to shoot demonstrators in Myanmar Dear friend, here’s our monthly recap for you: first of all I wish to invite you to sign and share our Appeal for the Right to Know in support of our resolution tabled

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Uyghur genocide motion tabled in the Italian Foreign Affairs Committee

Uyghur genocide motion tabled in the Italian Foreign Affairs Committee

Following the sanctions imposed on ten European individuals and four European entities, including a Parliamentary Institution, a number of Italian MPs announced their unwavering support to their colleagues and vowed not to give in to the silencing efforts from the Chinese Communist Party regarding its mass violations of human rights in the People’s Republic of China, and in particular in

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