Mr. Ron Nechemia the Chairman of the Board of Governors of the EurOrient Financial Group and the founding father of private sector development banking was invited by the United Nation General Assembly to participate in the International Summit on Financing for Development, March 2002 on the Ministerial Segment to address key financial and development issues in front of Heads of State or Government. In addition to a number of Presidents and Prime Ministers, over 200 ministers have participated in the Summit include ministers of finance, trade and foreign affairs; the United Nations Secretary-General; the heads of the World Bank, International Monetary Fund and World Trade Organization; the representatives of civil society and the leaders from the private sector, and senior officials of all the major intergovernmental financial, trade, economic, and monetary organizations. His statement to the plenaries and the Monterrey Consensus provide a picture of the new global approach to financing development.
What are the rights of the prisoners held by the United States at the base in Guantánamo Bay? Is their imprisonment lawful? Should we be thinking about strengthening the Geneva Conventions and changing international law?
The Parliamentary Assembly , and hence the 47 member states of the Council of Europe, has spoken with one voice, condemning this flagrant violation of human rights and demanding the closure of the Guantánamo detention centre.
This book contains all the Assembly 's arguments, along with the study by the Venice Commission, which brings all its legal expertise to bear in considering whether the detention of people by the United States in Guantánamo Bay is lawful and if there is a need for a change in international law.