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The right to know includes the way institutions collect, analyse and propose data on their activities to the public

Rita Bernardini @ritabernardini
Take the Italian prisons, sanctioned by the European Court of Human Rights with a "pilot judgement" of January 8, 2013, for the structural (not episodic) violations of article 3 of the... [MORE]

Transparency overrides the European Unions’ institutional secrecy

Maurizio Turco
“Transparency overrides EU institutional secrecy”. With this title British newspaper The Times commented the 2005 judgement of the EU Court of Justice, which affirmed the citizens' right... [MORE]

The US Omnibus Budget has classified annexes!

Marco Perduca @perdukistan
In these days the US Congress is voting upon its $1.1 Trillion Budget Law. It is a huge and complex, if not complicated, document that, among other things, contains the appropriations for the... [MORE]

HOC Conference in Sierra Leone: From Regional to Continental

Elisabetta Zamparutti @elizamparutti
The Conference in Sierra Leone on the abolition of the death penalty organized by Hands Off Cain successfully concluded on January 14, 2014. It was attended, other than local authorities and... [MORE]

European Parliament calls and supports Sam Rainsy request of an independent Inquiry in Cambodia

Umberto Gambini @ugambini
In yet another resolution adopted in Strasbourg on Thursday, January 16, 2014, the European Parliament has drawn once again the EU's attention on the situation of human rights defenders and... [MORE]

Pending proceedings before the European Court of Human Rights

Filomena Gallo @Filomena_Gallo
The article 13, par. 4 of the Italian Constitution poses an express constitutional obligation of incrimination, stating that: "It is punished every physical and moral violence on individuals... [MORE]

Transparency is not enough

Simone Sapienza @simonesapienza Valerio Federico @ValerioFederico
Today there is not one city, big or small, that did not in one way or another address the right to transparency as a result of requests by citizens, movements or State regulations. But beyond the... [MORE]

“À l’ombre de la République” by Stephane Mercurio: the splendour and misery of French prisons

Gianfranco Cercone
When making the documentary “À l’ombre de la République”, director Stephane Mercurio probably intended to produce a film to denounce the conditions of the French prisons. But the centrepiece of the... [MORE]

Photo of the week

Rome, 3 January 2014: Italian rock star Vasco Rossi joins the Radical Party once again and donates the copyright of his famous hit "Vivere" ("Live") to the campaign for the legalization of euthanasia in Italy  

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