Partner Organizations

ABOUT US – PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS

Over the course of its campaigns, the NRPTT has sustained relationships with various international NGOs such as Freedom House, Human Rights Watch, the World Federalist Movement, Amnesty International, the Democratic Coalition Project and Parliamentarians for Global Action, as well as unrepresented peoples and those in political exile to help them publicize their cases and to keep decision-making bodies informed. These groups include, for example, Tibetans, Uighurs, Degar (also known as Montagnards), Kosovar Albanians, Chechens, as well as political dissidents from the African continent, South-East Asia, the Balkans and Cuba.

For campaigns spearheaded by the NRPTT, is has created and financed a number of dedicated non-governmental organizations over the course of the years: these include Hands Off Cain (dedicated to the UN Moratorium on the Death Penalty), No Peace Without Justice (dedicated to the establishment of the International Criminal Court and the Universal Ban on Female Genital Mutilation), Radicali Italiani (dedicated to promoting the NRPTT agenda within Italy) and Associazione Luca Coscioni (dedicated to Freedom of Scientific Research). Most of these organizations have moved on to pursue their own agendas and do no longer cooperate with the NRPTT.

 

NRPTT currently has active collaborations with the following organizations:

 

Global Committee for the Rule of Law “Marco Pannella” (GCRL): set-up in March 2016 by NRPTT leader Marco Pannella, former Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ambassador Giulio Terzi di Sant’Agata, and Matteo Angioli with the specific objective of bringing the democratic Rule of Law to the center of international debate and the recognition of the human right to know. Prior to and following its establishment, the NRPTT and the Global Committee organized a series of international conferences in Rome, Brussels, London, Paris and Geneva to promote the initiative for a worldwide common transition towards the Rule of Law and start building a coalition on the issue. A Scientific Commitee, presided by the late Professor Em. M. Cherif Bassiouni drafted a document with the guiding principles for the right to know.

More info at: www.globalcommitteefortheruleoflaw.org

 

Hands Off Cain (HOC): founded in Brussels in 1993 as a League of Citizens and Parliamentarians for the Abolishment of the Death Penalty Worldwide. The UN moratorium campaign was launched in Italy on Hand Off Cain’s urging. In 1994 a resolution for a moratorium was presented for the first time at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) by the Italian Government. It lost by eight votes. Since 1997, through Italy’s initiative, and since 1999 through the EU’s endeavour, the United Nations Commission on Human Rights (UNCHR) has been approving a resolution calling for a moratorium on executions with a view to completely abolishing the death penalty, every year. The Resolution for the Universal Moratorium on Executions was approved by the General Assembly of the United Nations for the first time in December 2007. On December 19, 2016, the General Assembly of the United Nations advanced again its call to end the use of the death penalty with the passage of a new Resolution calling on States to establish a moratorium on executions, with a view to abolishing the practice. It was the sixth such text adopted since 2007. The new Resolution was adopted by a number of 117 votes in favour, 40 votes against, 38, with 31 abstentions and 5 absent during the vote. Hands Off Cain’s work, in line with NRPTT’s campaign for the common transition towards the Rule of Law, highlights how the link between the affirmation of the rule of law, democracy and human rights is fundamental in achieving the goal of the full abolition of the death penalty in the world. To this end, it currently has a project running in Egypt, Somalia and Tunisia, to counter drastic anti-terrorism laws reintroducing the death penalty for those condemned for terrorism and favouring the application of human rights standards in terms of due process.

More info at: www.handsoffcain.info

 

Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO): is an international, nonviolent and democratic membership organisation. Its Members are indigenous peoples, minorities,  unrecognised States and occupied territories that have joined together to defend their political, social and cultural rights, to preserve their environments and to promote their right to self-determination. Founded in 1991 at the Peace Palace in The Hague, UNPO is unique as an international organisation in that it is built entirely by its Members. Through this strong connection to those suffering the consequences of the exclusion the organisation seeks to address, UNPO has since grown into a prominent and respected international forum, representing now more than 40 Members worldwide. Although the work of UNPO adapts continually to meet the challenges of its Members and the nature of the international political climate, each Member remains committed to respecting the five principles enshrined in the UNPO Covenant: nonviolence, human rights, democracy and self-determination, environmental protection, and tolerance. UNPO remains committed to offering an increasing number of nations and peoples an entry point into the international community, enabling its Members also to learn from one another; lending their support where there are setbacks and sharing their experiences in success.

More info at: www.unpo.org