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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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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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Giulio Terzi: “Human rights the cornerstone of the West”

Giulio Terzi: “Human rights the cornerstone of the West”

“Once again the United States have shown that its Constitution is their cornerstone. The prove came when Trump, despite appointing two members of the Constitutional Court, failed to overturn the electoral result. America remains an example of democracy.” “I have always had an excellent relationship with Joe Biden, whom I consider a professional in politics with very high moral values.

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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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Interview with former Prosecutor Foss: “The way we prosecute, incarcerate, label and shame has to go”

Interview with former Prosecutor Foss: “The way we prosecute, incarcerate, label and shame has to go”

Adam J. Foss is the founder and executive director of Prosecutor Impact, a non-profit organization which seeks to improve the criminal justice system in the US. He is a former Assistant District Attorney in the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office (SCDAO) in Boston, Massachusetts. He is a fierce advocate for criminal justice reform and the importance of the role of

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International appeal on the “flagrant breach of the Sino-British Joint Declaration”

International appeal on the “flagrant breach of the Sino-British Joint Declaration”

A cross-party international coalition of 682 parliamentarians and policymakers from 36 countries today issued a statement decrying Beijing’s “unilateral introduction of national security legislation in Hong Kong”, and calling for sympathetic governments to unite against this “flagrant breach of the Sino-British Joint Declaration”. Led by the former Governor of Hong Kong, Lord Patten, and the former UK Foreign Secretary, Sir

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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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The New York Times: freedom that hangs on algorithms

The New York Times: freedom that hangs on algorithms

9 February 2020, by Cade Metz and Adam Satariano Criminal justice authorities use software to determine sentences and probation. Darnell Gates sat at a long table in a downtown Philadelphia office building. He wore a black T-shirt with “California” in bright yellow letters on the chest. He had never been to the state, but he hoped to visit family there

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