Tag: right to know

Appeal for the recognition of the Right to Know

On the occasion of Martin Luther King’s birth date on January 15, 2021, a coalition of organizations committed to the formal recognition of the human and civil right to know launched the following Appeal during the webinar "Martin Luther King Day: from civil rights to the Right to Know”. The organizations are: Nonviolent Radical Party, Transnational Transparty (NGO with General

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Experts outline Right to Know in Council of Europe hearing

Experts outline Right to Know in Council of Europe hearing

An online hearing on the Right to Know took place on Thursday 3 December at the Culture, Science, Education and Media Commission of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. Experts including the director of Access Info Europe Helen Darbishire and members of our Scientific Council Ezechia Paolo Reale, Claudio Radaelli and Laura Harth. Two hours in which our

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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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No more secret deals with the CCP. We have a right to know

No more secret deals with the CCP. We have a right to know

As Hong Kong’s free media is attacked, as social media channels are censored, as activists are arrested, we must revendicate our right to know what is going. If we want to counter not only the narrative but come up with adequate and timely countermeasures as well, we must start by halting the chinesization of our democracies and reinforce our resilience

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“The publicity of documents is one of our basic rights”, Finland’s first Intelligence Ombudsman says

“The publicity of documents is one of our basic rights”, Finland’s first Intelligence Ombudsman says

As part of our initiative to promote the people’s right to know, our researcher Lorenzo Domizi interviewed Finland’s first “Intelligence Ombudsman”, Mr. Kimmo Hakonen. As the Daily Finland reported, the watchdog position was established on 17 April 2019 “as part of the legislation that widened the powers of both the national security police as well as the military intelligence”. Mr.

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Press conference on the right to know tabled at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe

Press conference on the right to know tabled at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe

After more than five years of activities conducted mainly in Europe, but with far-reaching implications in all corners of the world – in China, Hong-Kong, Taiwan, Southeast Asia, Venezuela, the Middle East, plus the difficult situation of Poland and Hungary – the Radical Party, the Global Committee for the Rule of Law “Marco Pannella”, The Syracuse International Institute and the

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Ten years of questions and answers at the House of Commons

Ten years of questions and answers at the House of Commons

In October 2019, the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Extreme Poverty, Philip Alston, made the following statement: “citizens are becoming ever more visible to their governments, but not the other way around.” Federica Donati set out to analyze the Prime Minister’s Question Time (PMQs) from 2010 to 2020 because it is deemed to be a way of subjecting

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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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