We need everyone because we are convinced that the will, the determination and the force to lead and win this struggle.
The “International LAB” is an important means for engaging and coordinating all the people that belong to Libera and are interested in contributing to this sector, because they had experiences abroad or because they had a work and didactic background in international sphere.
The LIBERA International newsletter provides information on new releases, upcoming events and initiatives not covered in mainstream mass medias: featuring legality, justice, and commitment to world civilisation.
The purpose of this network is the promotion of a global anti-mafia and social justice culture, which is the principal tool to fight all levels of the mafia.
Corruption and whistleblowing
Smuggling and human being trafficking
Illegal economy and organised crime
Memory and victims support
Education and social prevention
Social antimafia and human rights
Daphne Caruana Galizia, one of Malta’s best known investigative journalists, was killed after a powerful blast blew up her car, local media reported Monday. While police would confirm only that the explosion had taken place, Malta Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said based on preliminary evidence, indications are that Caruana Galizia was killed in the explosion. According to[…]
How Latin America responds to people fleeing criminal violence will provide insights into an emerging aspect of global forced migration. David Cantor of the Refugee Law Initiative outlines some lessons learned and questions raised by displacement in Latin America. ORGANIZED CRIME IS driving forced displacement across Latin America, creating profound tensions for countries and humanitarian[…]
On 12 October, the regulation establishing the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO) was adopted by those member states which are part of the EPPO enhanced cooperation. The EPPO will be in charge of investigating, prosecuting and bringing to justice the perpetrators of offences against the Union’s financial interests. It will bring together European and national[…]
We know the story: Africa is poor, and it needs the help from rich countries. And if Western powers have exploited the black continent through slavery, colonialism and resource extraction, that’s all in the past. Nowadays, they are all generous, determined to help eradicate poverty and facilitate sustainable development. The problem is, this story, propagated[…]
Artists@Work Creativity for Justice and Fairness in Europe Are you an artist and want to talk about social changes across Europe and values like justice? There is an occasion! Participate in the call for Artists@Work; you will have the opportunity to take part in a training course and be supported in creating a work[…]
Federal judge Sergio Moro noted Monday that Brazil’s largest corruption probe codenamed Operation Car Wash is in its final stages, Reuters reported. In an acceptance speech for the Notre Dame Award, bestowed for contributions toward human development, Moro addressed the exceptional successes of anti-corruption agents that drive the investigation toward a clear end. “Several cases have been already tried[…]
The House on Wednesday definitively approved the reform of the Antimafia Code with 259 votes in favour, 107 against and 28 abstentions. The bill thus becomes law after many rows and much controversy. The bill extends the confiscation of assets, long used as an effective weapon against those convicted of mafia crimes, for people convicted[…]
Police in Germany and Italy have arrested 37 people, including two members of the Italian Carabinieri, over suspected involvement in a Sicilian extortion ring. The mafia organization sold drugs, but also frozen fish. The Renzvillo crime family tried to extort money from Italian restaurant owners, including the owner of the upscale Rome cafe Via Veneto,[…]
Most dangerous places for defenders Since the start of 2015, 132 land and environmental defenders have died in Brazil: the highest number on Earth. Many of the killings were of people trying to combat illegal logging in the Amazon. The Philippines comes second on the list, with 75 deaths in all. Honduras remains the most[…]
The EU-Russia Civil Society Forum has produced this publication called “What Is Happening within the Civil Society.” Its purpose is to provide a better understanding the state of the civil society within EU member states. This article showcases Italy’s current situation regarding civil society actors including Libera’s experience.