Europe's Transnational Radical
Party (TRP), a leading voice against drug prohibition and for human rights,
is now threatened with loss of its consultative status to the United Nations,
and with it the ability to use the forum of the UN to give voice to victims
of violence and injustice and to alternative viewpoints.
Following a TRP-sponsored
presentation to the UN Commission on Human Rights in Geneva, by Akhiad
Idigov, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Chechen Parliament,
the Russian delegation to the UN has called for TRP's expulsion -- based
not only on their providing Idigov a forum, but also for TRP's advocacy
of ending drug prohibition both nationally and internationally.
The motion could be taken
up as soon as July 27, during this Summer's Economic and Social Council
(ECOSOC) session. Please visit http://www.radicalparty.org
to find out more and sign the appeal to preserve the Radical Party's consultative
status to the UN, or e-mail [email protected]
for further information.
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Issue #146, 7/21/00
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