The Regional Scientific Committee of the Siracusa International Institute for Criminal Justice and Human Rights fully endorses the draft resolution on “Freedom of the Media, Public Trust and the Right to Know“, currently being examined by the Culture, Science, Education and Media Commission of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. In addressing the issues of protection of democracy and fundamental rights in the global and digital society, the draft resolution emphasises the need to recognize the Right to Know as a fundamental next-generation human right, as well as an indispensable tool for safeguarding freedoms in the context of an increasingly borderless and technology-dominated world.
The Regional Scientific Committee notes with satisfaction that, in the framework of the preparatory work for the Resolution currently being examined by the Council of Europe’s Commission, appropriate attention is given to the issue of freedom and independence of scientific institutions and the media, as well as to the need to support culture and education, both at basic and advanced levels. These are indeed essential aspects for guaranteeing concreteness and effectiveness to the right to know.
Vincenzo Militello, President, Professor of Criminal Law, University of Palermo
Stefano Montoneri, Secretary, Magistrate, Court of Catania
Gaetano Armao, Vice-President Sicilian Region, Professor of Administrative Law, University of Law, of Palermo
Antonella Bona, Lawyer, Siracusa
Paolo Borrometi, Journalist and writer, Vice-President AGI
Agata Ciavola, Professor of Criminal Procedure, President of the Course of Studies in Strategic and Security Sciences, University “Kore” of Enna
Michele Consiglio, Magistrate, Court of’Appeal of Catania
Loredana Faraci, Professor of History and Entertainment, Academy of Fine Arts, Rome
Marco Galati, Lawyer, Catania
Giovanni Grasso, Professor of Criminal Law (retired), University of Catania, President of the European Criminal Law Centre, former member of the Constitutional Court of the State of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Antonio Gullo, Professor of Criminal Law, Luiss Guido Carli University, Rome
Anna Maria Maugeri, Professore di Criminal Law, University of Catania.
Andrea Migneco, Magistrate, Court of Siracusa
Francesco Puleio, Deputy Public Prosecutor, Public Prosecutor’s Office of Catania
Tommaso Rafaraci, Professor of Procedural and Criminal Law, University of Catania,
Vice-President, Associazioni Studiosi Processo Penale
Ezechia Paolo Reale, Lawyer, Secretary General of the Siracusa International Institute for Criminal Justice and Human Rights, Siracusa
Michele Sbezzi, Lawyer, Director of the School of Criminal lawyers established by the Chambers of Ragusa and Modica, Ragusa
Carmen Scapellato, Magistrate, Court of Siracusa
Fabio Scavone, Deputy Public Prosecutor, Public Prosecutor’s Office of Siracusa
Rosaria Sicurella, Professor of Criminal Law, University di Catania
Enrico Trantino, Lawyer, Catania