Presentation in Geneva of the written proceedings of the Conference “Rule of law v. Reason of State”

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09/23/2014
Matteo Angioli
Marco Pannella

Presentation in Geneva of the written proceedings of the Conference “Rule of law v. Reason of State”


On 18 September, the Nonviolent Radical Party Transnational and Transparty and No Peace Without Justice presented in Geneva at the 27th session of the UN Council for Human Rights a booklet containing the written proceedings of the Conference “Rule of law v. Reason of State” held in Brussels at the European Parliament and the European Commission on 18 and 19 February 2014. After an introduction by Matteo Angioli, Antonio Stango, Elizabetta Zamparutti for Hands Off Cain and, Marco Pannella concluded the meeting.

The initiative aims to develop the campaign of 2003 “Free Iraq: the only alternative to war” where the alternative to the Anglo-American attack was the exile of Saddam Hussein and an interim administration under UN aegis for Iraq. Indeed, the alternative to today’s permanent war on terror is the “right to know” what governments do, often by mobilizing armies, on behalf of their citizens. The emergence of the “quasi-state” of Isis is not due to Al Qaeda, but mostly to military strategies which have become increasingly central since the invasion in Iraq.

We believe it is not enough to promote the rule of law as we know it. What we need is the federalist and democratic rule of law, as the best political-institutional response to the challenges that democracies face both domestically and internationally. Also for this reason the presentation was scheduled on the very day the Scots were casting their vote in a referendum to decide whether Scotland should be an independent State.

Click here to see the video of the presentation (in Italian)
 

 

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