Endorse and Support the Brussels Conference on Rule of Law and Human Rights


On 18/19 February in Brussels, for the Rule of Law and Human Rights, against the Raison d’état, with the endorsement and support of Antonio Tajani, Elio Di Rupo, Emma Bonino, Guy Verhofstadt, Anna Maria Cancellieri, Fausto Bertinotti, Louis Michel, Frank Kargbo, Giulio Terzi di Sant'Agata, Niccolò Rinaldi, Struan Stevenson, Kok Ksor, Amin Bakhtiar, Marou Amadou, Marco Pannella, Tonino Picula, Cesare Salvi, Archbishop Marchetto, Sam Rainsy, Paolo and Vittorio Prodi…

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Fifty years after “real communism”, the systemic use of the filthy “Raison d’état” has turned about 150 out of 193 Nation States into “real democracies”. Meanwhile, the military industrial complex has developed an undisputed and tremendous technological power, which is as much structural as it is out of control; just as Ike Eisenhower professed when he denounced the power of the “congress’ military industrial complex” as the biggest threat to the world and the United States in particular. We know of those technologies today thanks to the revelations by some heroic conscientious objectors, with one name above all: Edward Snowden.

This double lethal threat to “Democracies” – transformed almost everywhere into “Real Democracies” – is directed against the formal Positive Legal Norms and thus against the Rule of Law and Human Rights, and against the “Right to Truth”, which is the objective of a reform already initiated at the UN and which we envision as: the “Human Right to Know” what the State does in the name of Law and legality, and on behalf of the citizens in whose name it rules.

To allow a highly qualified debate, we ask you to endorse, support and help the ambitious CONFERENCE IN BRUSSELS on 18/19 February, as a means to head off and formalize the profound global Reform of the historically schizophrenic - and seemingly established - relationship between the de facto power of the "real democracies" and the existing positive law system based on the UN Human Rights treaties and conventions. We will seek to broadcast and disseminate the Conference as much as possible (also online).

Agenda of the Conference


BRUSSELS, 18-19/02/2014

Marou Amadou, Minister of Justice and Spokesperson of the Government, Niger

Bakhtiar Amin, former Minister for Human Rights, Iraq

Rita Bernardini, Secretary of Radicali Italiani, Italy

Fausto Bertinotti, former President of the Chamber of Deputies, Italy

Emma Bonino, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Italy

Gianfranco Borrelli, Professor of History of Political Doctrines, University of Naples, Italy

Marino Busdachin, Secretary General of Unrepresented Nations and People's Organization, Italy

Mauro Bussani, Professor of Law, University of Trieste, Italy

Anna Maria Cancellieri, Minister of Justice, Italy

Marco Cappato, Treasurer of Luca Coscioni Association for Freedom of Scientific Research, Italy

Paulo Casaca, former MEP, Portugal

Giuseppe Cassini, former Ambassador, Italy

Oksana Chelysheva, Journalist at Russian Chechen Information Agency, Russia

Sergio D’Elia, Secretary of Hands Off Cain (HOC), Italy

Benedetto Della Vedova, Senator, Italy

Francesco Di Donato, Professor of Political Sciences, University of Naples, Italy

Giacomo Di Federico, Senior Lecturer of EU Law, University of Bologna, Italy

Giuseppe Di Federico, Emeritus Professor of Law, University of Bologna, Italy

Elio Di Rupo, Prime Minister, Belgium

Andrew Duff MEP, ALDE, UK

Penelope Faulkner, Vice President of Que Mê: Action for Democracy in Vietnam Member of the General Council of the Radical Party, UK

Maria Rosaria Ferrarese, Professor of Social Sciences, University of Cagliari, Italy

Niccolò Figà Talamanca Secretary General of No Peace Without Justice, Italy

Khaled Fouad Allam, Professor of Sociology of the Muslim World, University of Trieste, Italy

Filomena Gallo, Secretary of Luca Coscioni Association for Freedom of Scientific Research, Italy

José Maria Garcia Marin, Professor of Law, University of Sevilla, Spain

Roberto Giachetti MP, Vice President of the Chamber of Deputies, Italy

Nathalie Gilson, Deputy Mayor at Ixelles (Brussels) for urbanism and environment, Belgium

Sandro Gozi MP, Vice President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Italy

Frank Kargbo, Minister of Justice, Sierra Leone

Joël Kotek, Professor Political Sciences, University of Brussels (ULB), Institute of Political Studies of Paris, Belgium

Bernard Kouchner, former Minister of Foreign Affairs, co-founder of Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders), France

Morissanda Kouyate, Executive Director of the Inter-African Committee on Traditional Practices (IAC), Republic of Guinea

Bartosz Kramek, Board member of Open Dialog Foundation, Poland

Kok Ksor, President of the Montagnard Foundation Inc., USA

Birgitta Jónsdóttir MP, former President of the Pirate Party, Iceland

Sophie in 't Veld MEP, ALDE, Netherlands

Philip Iya, Professor of Law and Faculty Director, North West University, South Africa

Mairead Maguire, 1976 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Northern Ireland

Pietro Marcenaro, former President of the Human Rights Committee of the and the Political Commission for Democracy of the Council of Europe, Italy

Agostino Marchetto, Archbishop, Vatican City

Claudio Martelli, former Minister of Justice, Italy

Louis Michel MEP, ALDE, former European Commissioner, Co-President Delegation

Parliamentary Assembly ACP–EU, Belgium

Giorgio Pagano, Secretary of Esperanto Radikala Asocio, Italy

Marco Pannella, President of Nonviolent Radical Party Transnational and Transparty, Co-Chair of the Conference, Italy

Marco Perduca Secretary of International Anti-prohibitionist League, Italy

Tonino Picula MEP, S&D, Croatia

Stephen Plowden, FoIA appellant with Foreign & Commonwealth Office, UK

Paolo Prodi, Professor of History, Italy

Vittorio Prodi MEP, S&D, Italy

Claudio Radaelli, Professor of Political Sciences, University of Exeter, UK

Sam Rainsy, Leader of the Cambodian National Rescue Party, Cambodia

Dilixiadi Rexiti, Spokesman of the World Uyghur Congress, Germany

Niccolò Rinaldi MEP, ALDE, Co-Chair of the Conference, Italy

Cesare Salvi former Minister of Labour, Italy

Marietje Schaake MEP, ALDE, Netherlands

Josep Soler, CEO of the Institut d'Estudis Financers (IEF), Spain

Struan Stevenson MEP, PPE, Chair of the Delegation for Relations with Iraq, UK

Giulio Maria Terzi di Sant’Agata, former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Italy

Antonio Tajani, Vice President of the European Commission, Italy

Owen Thomas, PhD, University of Exeter, UK

Saumura Tioulong MP, Member of the Cambodian National Rescue Party, Cambodia

Michel Troper, Professor of Law, Paris X University, France

Vo Van Ai, President of Que Mê: Action for Democracy in Vietnam, Vietnam

Guy Verhofstadt MEP, Leader ALDE Group, former Prime Minister, Belgium

Otto von Pfersmann, Professor of Law, Sorbonne University, France

Renate Weber MEP, ALDE, Romania

Elisabetta Zamparutti, Treasurer of Hands off Cain, Italy

Yves Charles Zarka, Professor of Philosophy, Sorbonne University, France  

Concept Note Conference 1819022014.pdf152.18 KB
Programme Conference Right to Know.pdf305.59 KB

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