The Conference in Rome

The Conference in Rome

The program of the Conference "Universality of Human Rights for the transition towards the Rule of Law and the affirmation of the Right to Know"

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”...

05/18/2015

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".

05/15/2015

USA: thousands dead, few prosecuted

USA: thousands dead, few prosecuted

Two recent articles in the New York Times and Washington Post have calculated that every year the police kill an average of 1,100 people, and that since 2005, only 54 police officers were indicted for murder, and only 12 convicted, and sentenced to an average of four years.

05/15/2015

At the UN the prohibitionist consensus on drugs gives way to a possible dissensus. Europe keeps silent

At the UN the prohibitionist consensus on drugs gives way to a possible dissensu

On 6 and 7 May, the United Nations have held a series of meetings in preparation for the General Assembly Special Session on drugs, UNGASS, planned for 2016, the events culminated with a high-level debate on May 7. Protagonists of the plenary session were the Latin American countries, which constructive criticism was led by Colombia that laid out 12 points for action towards UNGASS 2016. Less enthusiastic were the Europeans always looking for an internal consensus before addressing the UN.

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