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Conference in Brussels on the Rule of Law, Raison d’Etat, war in Iraq and Right to Know

Matteo Angioli @Matteo_Angioli
The Conference in Brussels on “Raison d’Etat vs Rule of Law” starts at the European Parliament today, organised by the Nonviolent Radical Party, No Peace Without Justice, Hands off... [MORE]

The conspiracy of indifference to avoid the debate on the analysis-complaint of Vice-President of the European Commission Viviane Reding: management of the crisis has taken precedence over democracy

Maurizio Turco
“Over the course of the past years, new powers have been conferred to the European Institutions to avoid the future re-occurrence of an economic crisis as the one we are overcoming. In a... [MORE]

How to define these killings: illegal executions? Summary? Extrajudicial?

Elisabetta Zamparutti @elizamparutti
On February 11, 2014, Washington Governor Jay Inslee, Democrat, announced that he would issue a reprieve for any death penalty case that reaches his desk. Inslee said: "Equal justice under the... [MORE]

The Italian Constitutional Court annuls the law on drugs. The new - old - 1990's law was amended by the Radical Party in 1993 through a referendum. And it's good news.

Marco Perduca @Perdukistan
Last week, the Italian Constitutional Court annulled the law on drugs adopted in 2006 because the then Berlusconi Government introduced it as an amendment to a decree meant to finance the Turin... [MORE]

#free23 / Cambodia, still in jail the union activists: impunity prevails in Phnom Penh

Francesco Radicioni @fradicioni
Twenty one of the 23 Cambodian union activists, arrested in Phnom Phen during the demonstrations in early January, will have to wait for the trial in jail. The fights started after the garment... [MORE]

Turkey: foreign journalist deported because of a tweet

Filippo Cicciù @filippocicciu
Azeri journalist and contributor for Turkish daily newspaper Zaman Mahir Zeynalov was deported by Turkish police just because of one of his tweets, a message posted on the social network by the... [MORE]

Decree “Svuotacarceri” (“Empty the Prisons”) 2/3

Alessandro Gerardi
The new article 35 bis of the Prison Law is one of the most significant innovations introduced by the "Svuotacarceri" Decree. For the first time in fact, this provision gives a detainee the... [MORE]

NPWJ Human Rights Award Ceremony on 3 March 2014 at the Italian Senate, in Rome

The NPWJ Human Rights Award Ceremony will be held on 3 March 2014 at the Italian Senate, in Rome, on the occasion of the birth of Sergio Stanzani, President of No Peace Without Justice and of the... [MORE]

Photo of the week

Rome, 8 February 2014: Marco Pannella, Rita Bernardini and other radical activists joining an antiprohibitionist demonstration
PHOTO: Emanuele Luca

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