The Not-So-Special Relationship

The outcomes of both Brexit and the US election were unexpected, disruptive, and driven by a similar surge of nationalism. And so you’d think that the first meeting of Prime Minister Theresa May and President Donald Trump would be a celebratory affair. It certainly hasn’t felt like that. When Prime Minister May arrived yesterday, the […]

The Gambia and Thailand: A Tale of Two Coups

For all of those committed to rule of law and democracy, the recent removal of Gambian President Yahya Jammeh from office is a most welcome development. Jammeh, who lost the December 2016 presidential elections in a surprise landslide to incoming Gambian head of state, Adama Barrow, had first taken power via a military coup in […]

Romania Will Be Held Accountable for Murder of Political Prisoner Dan Adamescu, Says Lawyer Robert Amsterdam

The following press release was distributed to media on January 25, 2016. BUCHAREST, 25 January 2017 – A German businessman jailed in Romania on politically motivated charges has passed away following severe medical mistreatment by the authorities. Dan Adamescu, an insurance magnate who was sentenced to four years on trumped up charges, fell into septic […]

Why We Must Reform the European Arrest Warrant

A terrific article by Mitchell Belfer in the Parliament Magazine about why the United Kingdom must reform the European Arrest Warrant (EAW) to prevent abuses such in the case of Alexander Adamescu: Despite having not set foot in Romania for years, when Alexander criticised the Romanian government for their unjust treatment of his father, he […]

Newspaper România Liberă Blasts KPMG over ‘Privatized Censorship’

The following open letter to the global accounting firm KPMG was published by the Romanian daily newspaper, România Liberă. Dear Mr Veihmeyer, We, the journalists and editors of România Liberă, issue a public appeal regarding the role of your firm, KPMG International, with regard to a series of repressive and illegal actions in which you […]

Opriţi distrugerea “României libere”!

24 Octombrie 2016 Stimate domnule Veihmeyer, Noi, jurnalişti şi editori la “România liberă”, vă adresăm acest apel public referitor la rolul firmei dvs, KPMG International, în legătură cu o serie de acţiuni represive şi ilegale, în care sunteţi parte, acţiuni care au fost puse la cale de fostul Guvern român împotriva ziarului nostru, cu scopul […]