Italy’s President in denial of the rights of indigenous peoples

The Hon. Giorgio Napolitano, President of Italy, has no intention of give away a centimetre on the issue of secession.

The message to the Northern League (Lega Nord) is one of those that does not allow a reply: “As part of the (Italian) Constitution and laws, there is no room for a democratic path to secession”.

Speaking at the Law School of the University of Naples, the President stressed that “there is no Padanian People”. You can read the words for yourself in large characters in the first page of the newspaper La Stampa — “Non c’è un popolo padano”:

The Hon. Roberto Calderoli, Minister of Legislative Simplification, responded this way to the rights-denying President: “Peoples are not just those who already have a State with defined borders, but there are many other (Peoples) who are pushing for their rights to be recognised”.

In the newspaper of the Northern League La Padania, you can read his basic answer to the rights of indigenous peoples-denying President as “I exist, and I am Padanian”, or “Io Esisto e Sono Padano”:

By the way, this President is also the same person who essentially denies the legal validity of the Ummoagian “Declaration in lieu of Certification of Citizenship“, which was sent to him via Express Mail International in December 2010, and which is valid under Article 15 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Montevideo Convention (Article 3), Italian law (Decree of the President of the Republic of 28 December 2000, No. 445, or D.P.R. n. 445/2000), and UMMOA law (Statutory and Common law evidence of citizenship).


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