Tag: human rights

The Rising Cost of Strongman Rule in Cambodia

The Rising Cost of Strongman Rule in Cambodia

Despite boasting unrivaled tourist attractions, large stores of natural resources that could be profitably and responsibly exploited, and one of the world’s youngest labor forces the country’s economy is floundering. And, after 34 years of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s dictatorial rule, Cambodians could soon be facing a higher price. On April 4, a group of international buyers’ associations from the…

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Protecting Kem Sokha and Democracy in Cambodia

Protecting Kem Sokha and Democracy in Cambodia

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).…

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Giulio Terzi at TGCOM24 on the crisis in Venezuela

Giulio Terzi at TGCOM24 on the crisis in Venezuela

On 5 February, the President of the Global Committee for the Rule of Law “Marco Pannella” Amb. Giulio Terzi was invited by TGCOM24 to talk about the crisis in Venezuela. After recalling the resolution adopted by the European Parliament with 439 votes in favor and 104 against to recognize Juan Guaidò as legitimate interim President, he siadd that “a coup…

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A valid alternative to the current regime in Iran

A valid alternative to the current regime in Iran

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…

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Cambodia’s repression intensifies

Cambodia’s repression intensifies

In the face of growing international pressure aiming to re-establish democracy in Cambodia, Prime Minister Hun Sen has found no better response than to adopt new measures to neutralize the final elements of the opposition and to make restoring democracy even more difficult. This is a real insult to the international community, notably the European Union, which is threatening the…

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The EU’s Problematic Iran Strategy

The EU’s Problematic Iran Strategy

Earlier this month at a meeting of foreign ministers in Brussels, the European Union announced support for sanctioning measures that had been put in place by the government of France, in response to Iranian terror threats. This is a step in the right direction for European policy toward the Islamic Republic of Iran, albeit a tentative one. This decision set…

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The Khmer Rouge Tribunal’s failed mission

The Khmer Rouge Tribunal’s failed mission

In 2003 the international community helped the Cambodian government to establish a special tribunal – with the participation of the United Nations – to prosecute the most important Khmer Rouge leaders. The name given to the institution was the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC). Prosecuting those responsible for the mass killings perpetrated under the Khmer Rouge regime…

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Memorial ceremony dedicated to Professor M. Cherif Bassiouni

Memorial ceremony dedicated to Professor M. Cherif Bassiouni

On 23 September, in the presence of the President of the Italian Republic Sergio Mattarella, the Syracuse International Institute for Criminal Justice and Human Rights held in their headquarters the memorial service dedicated to Professor M. Cherif Bassiouni, who passed away on 25 September 2017. Founder and historical president of the Institute, in November 2016 Professor Bassiouni also became President…

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Second conference “S.O.S. Rule of Law” at the UNHRC

Second conference “S.O.S. Rule of Law” at the UNHRC

On Wednesday 20 June 2018, during the 38th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, the Nonviolent Radical Party Transnational Transparty (NRPTT) and the Global Committee for the Rule of Law “Marco Pannella” (GCRL) in collaboration with the Permanent Representation of Italy to the International Institutions in Geneva, held the conference “S.O.S. Rule of Law”. Speakers included Italian…

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