OPEN LETTER TO THE HIGHEST REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ITALIAN REPUBLIC ON THE EVE OF THE VISIT TO ITALY OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN

OPEN LETTER TO THE HIGHEST REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ITALIAN REPUBLIC ON THE EVE OF THE VISIT TO ITALY OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN

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RNN 79: July 27 Nonviolent Radical Party Conference on the Rule of Law

RNN 79: July 27 Nonviolent Radical Party Conference on the Rule of Law

In the news: Conference on the Rule of Law at the Italian Senate; Della Vedova's initiative on legal cannabis; #astaradicale; Attack in Suruç, Turkey; The informal Eurogroup; Medicare; Death penalty in Zambia; War on drugs

The written proceedings of the Conference “Rule of Law vs Reason of State” presented at Westminster

The written proceedings of the Conference “Rule of Law vs Reason of State” presented at Westminster

Last October 22 the House of Commons in the Palace of Westminster in London, hosted the presentation of the written proceedings of the Brussels Conference “Rule of Law vs Reason of State”...

06/04/2015

The Rohingya at the Italian Senate's Human Rights Committee

On Thursday, May 14, I met with the Human Rights Committee of the Italian Senate, chaired by Sen. Luigi Manconi, to illustrate the issue of the Rohingya, an ethnic minority in Burma.

The meeting was actively attended and the Senators present, after hearing my report, made a number of questions in order to gain better understanding of the situation faced by a people of which, as they admitted, they knew little or nothing.

06/01/2015

The automation of war, the future of human rights and international law

The automation of war, the future of human rights and international law

NGOs, the UN and the International Committee of the Red Cross started a debate on the future of armed conflicts through the use of fully automated weapons of war. Such arms do not exist at the moment, but current technological development requires an analysis on the possible interference of such weapons systems with international law. Would autonomous weapons be able to distinguish civilians from military personnel and combattants in the chaos of war?

06/01/2015

OVEREXPOSED. The Art of Suirveillance HD

OVEREXPOSED. The Art of Suirveillance HD

Biometric identification, control technology and mass surveillance are terms that evoke the invisible mechanisms of a panoptical regime that sinks in the secluded meanders of the body affecting choices, attitudes and audience behaviors.  

06/01/2015

Drone War: Germany and Italy drawn into the American spiral?

Drone War: Germany and Italy drawn into the American spiral?

Knowledge is power. Ignorance often means impotence. But sometimes ignorance can be comfortable, if it protects from entanglements, conflicts and trouble. This even applies to the German chancellor.