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”...

05/21/2015

My 56 marijuana plants seized, but I have not been arrested. Why?

Rita Bernardini

After numerous appeals, in the end the police did arrive. On behalf of the Public Prosecutor of Rome (Sost. Proc. Dott.ssa Silvia Sereni), on May 15 at 9 AM, a police squad searched my house and seized my cannabis plantation (56 plants). I am now under investigation for the offense under article 73 of Presidential Decree 309/90 (prohibition of cultivation of marijuana plants).

05/18/2015

EU Commission on Roma: after the Czech Republic, now Slovakia. Is Italy next?

EU Commission on Roma: after the Czech Republic, now Slovakia. Is Italy next?

After the Czech Republic, Slovakia is the second Member State under scrutiny in an infringement procedure for breach of Community law re discrimination of the Roma population. The charges relate to the field of education. According to the UN Development Programme 2012, 43& of the Roma had been enrolled in ethnically segregated classes. The Government has so far rejected every recommendation, and constructed so-called "container schools" within the settlements.

05/18/2015

Increase in capital executions in Iran

Increase in capital executions in Iran

News regarding the number of capital executions in Iran continues to be of great concern. A few days ago, I published a collection of data on the executions in the country during the month of April in the "Cronache de Il Garantista". The data is collected thanks to the work of the NGOHands Off Cain and unfortunately the list is extensive. Between April 16 and 20 only, at least 20 prisoners have been executed for crimes related to drugs dealing in various cities in Iran.

05/15/2015

Landmark ruling in the United States: Appeal Court declares NSA's mass surveillance system illegal

Landmark ruling in the United States: Appeal Court declares NSA's mass surveilla

On May 7, the Federal Court of Appeal in New York ruled the pervasive collection of data on American citizens by the NSA to be illegal. Judge Gerard Lynch stated that "such expansion in the collection of data on citizens is an unprecented restriction of citizens' privacy [...] For as much as security requirements may exist, there is no evidence of a debate on the issue".

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