Tag: democracy

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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Without Public Debate Democracy Crumbles

Without Public Debate Democracy Crumbles

It sometimes feels as though our democracy is broken, and I wonder if it is our own fault. We have the right to know what our government does on our behalf, but we have become an apathetic citizenry, apparently not caring enough to speak up when we don’t like how politicians run the government or spend our tax dollars. When

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The green transition needs a democratic transition first

The green transition needs a democratic transition first

From April 1968, the issue of the limits of economic growth has been brought to the international attention by the Club of Rome. The debate around the climate crisis and the future of the Earth and its ecosystems has grown significantly ever since. In 2015, the United Nations approved the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development listing 17 goals with one

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Council of Europe hearings on the Right to Know

Council of Europe hearings on the Right to Know

On 3 December, at around 2 pm, a hearing will be held at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on the draft resolution on the Right to Know, of which Senator Roberto Rampi is the General Rapporteur. The hearing will take place online within a session of the Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media of which

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Statement by Norman Baker in support of the Right to Know

Statement by Norman Baker in support of the Right to Know

Statement by Norman Baker, former British Home Office Minister, in support of the Radical Party’s initiative for a project resolution on the Right to Know tabled at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. Democracy is nothing without citizens who are educated and informed. And to be informed, citizens must have the Right To Know. Democracy cannot simply be

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The Value of Freedom: Burning Questions for Hong Kongers

The Value of Freedom: Burning Questions for Hong Kongers

Lecture at the Senate of the Italian Republic By Joshua Wong Rome, November 18, 2020 – Almost exactly one year after Joshua Wong’s first hearing at the Senate of the Italian Republic, causing a diplomatic row between Members of the Italian Parliament and the Chinese Ambassador to Italy who had accused them of “making a grave error” and “acting irresponsabily”,

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Solidarity with Hong Kong’s Pan-Democratic Legislators

Solidarity with Hong Kong’s Pan-Democratic Legislators

Joint Declaration: full solidarity with Hong Kong’s Pan-democratic Legislators On November 11, 2020, the adoption of a new resolution by China’s National People’s Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) allowed the Hong Kong Executive to immediately disqualify four Members of the Legislative Council without the possibility of judicial appeal. The four pan-dem Legislators Alvin Yeung, Dennis Kwok, Kwok Ka-ki and Kenneth Leung

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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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Webinar: “Cambodia and the Murdering of a Democracy”

Webinar: “Cambodia and the Murdering of a Democracy”

On 29 October the association Liberi Cittadini (LC) and the Nonviolent Radical Party Transnational Transparty (NRPTT) held a roundtable discussion entitled “Cambodia and the Murdering of a Democracy” to look at the situation in Cambodia as the Thai protests unfold. Participants shed a light on the crackdown of rule of law and opposition rights in Cambodia. The meeting was broadcast

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