Campaing “For a new human right: the Right to Know”: Radicals meet with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

11 Mar, 2015 | Press Releases

Geneva, 11 March 2015
On 11 March 2015, a delegation of the Radical Party formed by Marco PannellaElisabetta ZamparuttiLaura Harth and Matteo Angioli,  accompanied by the Italian Ambassador to the UN Maurizio Serra, met with the UN High Commissioner for Human RightsZeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, at the Palais Wilson in Geneva.

The purpose of the meeting was to present and discuss the campaign launched by the Nonviolent Radical Party Transnational and TranspartyHands Off Cain and No Peace Without JusticeFor a new human right: the Right to Know“. In the framework of this campaign supported by a crowdfunding initiattive, various initiatives will be promoted, including a Second International Conference focused on the Rule of Law and the Right to Know. Among those already supporting the campaign,  we can mention the Italian signer Franco Battiato who recorded a short video message with Marco Pannella.

On 30 March 2015, the proceedings of the first International Conference on “Rule of Law v. Reason of State” (held in Brussels, on 18-19 February 2014) will be presented in Paris. The event will be held at the French Senate (salle Monnerville), with the support of André Gattolin, Senator of the Green group, and the participation, among others, of Yves Charles Zarka, professor of political philosophy, Sorbonne University; Michel Troper, Professor emeritus of public law, Paris West University; Penelope Faulkner, Vice-President, Vietnam Committee on Human Rights. The meeting will provide an opportunity to promote the Second International Conference, scheduled for June 2015.

The proceedings of the Brussels Conference – published in English, French and Italian – have already been presented in: Geneva, United Nations Human Rights Council (September 18, 2014); in London, House of Commons (October 22); in Rome, Chamber of Deputies (December 4); in Naples, Institute of Philosophical Studies (January 19, 2015).