#20 | 05/27/2014 The Rule of Law
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Towards the first Pan-African Conerence for the moratorium on the death penalty

Elisabetta Zamparutti @elizamparutti
While in the United States, Tennessee brings back electric chair and Wyoming considers firing squad as primary methods of executions due to shortages of lethal injection farmacies, in Africa, Benin... [MORE]

Five convicted for the murder of Anna Politkovskaya

Laura Harth @lauraharth
After eight years and three trials, on May 20th a Moscow court proclaimed five defendants guilty of the murder of Anna Politkovskaya. In the coming days, the judge will issue the sentence including... [MORE]

Ukraine on the way to ratifying the Rome Statute

Vira Pypylyuk @ODFoundation Anna Koj* @annakoj
Ukraine signed the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (Rome Statute) on January 20, 2000. It was then that the ratification process began; however, it stalled in June 2001 when the... [MORE]

Andrey Mironov: In Ukraine, death of a Nonviolent Radical

Antonio Stango @antoniostango
It was perhaps a mortar or a rocket that killed on May 24 in a village near Sloviansk, in the Donetsk region, the Italian photographer Andrea Rocchelli and Andrey Mironov. A Russian journalist and a... [MORE]

Right to know: Italy is an international case (1)

Marco Beltrandi @MarcoBeltrandi
To maintain that a human right to know exists means to sustain that de facto and historically there is a human right to live in a democracy in which civil and political rights can be actually enjoyed... [MORE]

Does the Vatican beat Italy also on justice?

Luca Bove @lucabove
On the case of Emanuela Orlandi, the young Vatican citizen who disappeared on June 22nd, 1983, the most various hypotheses have been made, involving the Holy See, the Secret Services and the Magliana... [MORE]

Linguistic justice in Intellectual Property policies. Evaluating the fairness of the language regime of the European Patent Office

Michele Gazzola @eraonlus
The language policy of the European Patent Office (EPO) is currently based on three official languages, namely English, French and German. This generates cost inequalities among European applicants... [MORE]

Photo of the week

Rome, 23 May 2014: Tibet poet, writer and activist Tenzin Tsundue gives Marco Pannella a copy of his book "Kora: Stories and poems" in a meeting at the headquarters of the Radical Party
PHOTO: Marilia Bellaterra

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