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Survey of the Venet People Self Determination Right.

This text it’s about the existence and legality of Venet Government as an International legitimate Government into its sovereign territory, politically and legally independent from Italy.

Our legitimacy and sovereignity is wrote inside International and Italian laws. The Venets Government has sovereignty in the territory of Italy around the region of Veneto. On the contrary, Venet people are present in the former territory of the Serenissima Republic of Venice, twice bigger than the actual Veneto region.

Venet people are recognized by Italian law. Art.2 of Law n.340 of 1971 say “Self Government of Venet People is realized in a form correspondent to characteristics and traditions of his History”.

In the Italian version the term “population” means “people belonging to a nation”, not just “people”.

The recognition in law of the existence of the Venet People is of extreme importance as it prevents any conflict to obtain it. The above written article of law was done in accordance to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, in which the ideal of free human beings enjoying civil and political freedom, freedom from fear and want, can only be achieved if conditions are created whereby everyone may enjoy his civil and political rights, as well as his economic, social and cultural rights.

We can consider the law recognition done by Italian Republic a natural consequence coming from the obligation of this State to promote universal respect for, and observance of, human rights and freedom, stated under the Charter of the United Nations.

The generic obligation of Italian Republic to promote Humans Rights is also stated in its Constitution “Costituzione Italiana” at second article, but also art.10 of Italian Constitution says “The Italian law must conform to international laws generally applicated.” .

A more specific and precise description of the obligation of Italian Republic is written inside “International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights”, adopted by U.N. General Assembly resolution 2200A (XXI) of December, 16th, 1966; with entry into force March,23rd, 1976, the Covenant was ratified and made executive by Italy September,15th, 1977 by the law n.881. Below I will refer to this “International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights” simply with the term “Covenant”.

The art.1 of the “Covenant” says “All people have the right of self-determination. By virtue of that right they freely determine their political status and freely pursue their economic, social and cultural development.”

By the art.1 of the “Covenant” and by Italian law n.340 of 1971 the Venets people have the right to self-determination, and, from this point of view, of total independence from Italian Republic. Instead, art.5 of Italian Constitution says that the ” The Republic, one and not divisible” but the art.2.2 of the Covenant says that

“Where not already provided for by existing legislative or other measures, each State Party to the present Covenant undertakes to take the necessary steps, in accordance with its constitutional processes and with the provisions of the present Covenant, to adopt such laws or other measures as may be necessary to give effect to the rights recognized in the present Covenant.” that obligates the Italian Republic to a reform of Italian Constitution that will give us total freedom. In fact art.10 of Italian Constitution say “The Italian law must conform to international laws generally applicated.”

During the last years the reform of Italian Constitution was a continuous exercise of Parliament, but too often Italian Government ignores it and its fundamental principles.

That stated, for the moment the law says that Venet people can have their self-government, determine their political status and freely pursue their economic, social and cultural development, but can not declare the independence from Italian Republic or Self declare an independent Republic. In fact the majority of Venet would choose independence if they know that it is possible, but we actually ask only the sovereignty in our territory as a sovereign Government in a Sovereign Territory as an independent State inside Italian Republic.

No juridical difficult can be oppose to this point, and we ask the reform of Constitution Italian Republic must do, to give us complete right to self-determinate.

On July 24th, 1999 some Venets start the Venets self-determination with the constitution of the Venet Nation. They were immediately recognized by others Venet.

July 27th, 1999 the Venets people self-determinate some basic Institutions like an Institute for the Venet tongue, a Registration Office with the rules to obtain the Venet citizenship (it is enough to be resident in the territory at least for 10 years to obtain the citizenship).

By a press agency sent to thousand of recipients, July 30th, 1999 the Venets self-determinations was said public to the world.

July 31st, 1999 the popular assembly of Venets citizens declared the Institution of their Self-Government, with a direct democratic election of members of Government, still actually composed of two ministers said “Caomistri”.

The Self-Government can act inside the limit of Human Right respect designed by the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the said Covenant. This Covenant acts as a Constitution limit for the Venet Government if in a normal peace situation.

The institution of self-government was made without the intent of separation from Italian Republic, and the demonstration is that during August and September the self-government asked to be recognized by Italian Institution as a Sovereign Government of Venets people inside Italian Republic. The demand was sent direct to High Charge of Italian Republic and State, with a receipt copy to thousands of Venets citizens, but the Italian representatives seem to be not reachable or absent.

It’s necessary here that I make it clear that the Italian Republic is not the Italian State and Government. This concept is clear in the article 5 of Italian Constitution that say ” The Republic, one and not divisible, recognize e promote the local autonomy; in the services that depend from the State ….. ” that means that the State does not make anything and instead must “adequate the princips and method of its legislation to autonomy and delegation exigence”. By preview of the law n.142 of 1990 local autonomy are regional or metropolitan area, and they have a self Government.

The Italian State must make the devolution of territorial govern to local Government, but absolutely must promote the Self Government of Venet People still in a Unity of Italian Republic: this is clearly due by art.73 of U.N. treaty that say:

” Members of the United Nations which have or assume responsibilities for the administration of territories whose peoples have not yet attained a full measure of self-government recognize the principle that the interests of the inhabitants of these territories are paramount, and accept as a sacred trust the obligation to promote to the utmost, within the system of international peace and security established by the present Charter, the well-being of the inhabitants of these territories, and, to this end:
b. to develop self-government, to take due account of the political aspirations of the peoples, and to assist them in the progressive development of their free political institutions, according to the particular circumstances of each territory and its peoples and their varying stages of advancement;”

Still actually the Venets’s Government does not put in discussion the Italian Unity, we do not work actually to make an independent republic as this is recognized to be a crime by Italian Republic, we just want our self government that is preview by law and by U.N. Chart as an Independent State of a the Italian Republic.

The Venet Government is acting as an Independent State inside the Italian Republic and European Union, but unfortunately we must declare we do are not respected by Italian State and Republic in violation of U.N. Treaty, and with a censorship that is against Human Rights, European Human Rights Covenant (art.10), Maastricht Treaty of European Union (art.F.2) and the same Italian Constitution (art.21).

A recent reform of the “regional statute” put the Venets citizen under the deep menace to see the art.2 of Law n.340 deleted, and this is a heavy violation of the obligation to “promote” the self-determination that the Italian Republic has.

Still, a recent law of Italian Republic recognized a dozen of minority language in Italy, but not the Venet one that is talked by more than 2 million people by admittance of Italian National Statical Institute (ISTAT), and this is clearly a violation of fundamental right and a racial discrimination. In fact, judges of Republic Tribunal refuse to respect the Venet native language rights, and also some trial fundamental rights.

The Italian State is not promoting at all the Venet Self Determination, and it’s working against it.

By the Italian law and international pact it subscribed, Italy must:
1) give us the maximum help;
2) make public and help our self determination;
3) give us resource and money to make institutions;
4) leave us our natural and economical resources.

About the last point, now Italian State must find additional 40.000 millions dollars for his national bill, that is how much many Venets pay to the central administration in form of direct taxes each year.

The actual behavior of Italian State works against the political authority and supremacy we have on the Venet territory. Anyway we started to self-pay the taxes last November 11th, 1999 by the burning of our fiscal administration.

I want to stress We do NOT intend to separate from Italian Republic, we do not put in question the national unity, we just want our human rights written in the Italian law.

By this letter the Venet Self Government is asking to the recipient to act in aid to our Self Determination process, asking the Italian State and Republic to respect the International Law and the U.N. treaty.

We Venets have the right to keep autonomous foreign political relationships, we have the right to build international community with nation or State we prefer.

We made an autonomous law with a civil code and a penal code different from those of Italian State and we have an autonomous fiscal administration, but we are deprived of our right of public communication.

As a historically and democratic nation recognized by law, Venet people have the juridical rights to represent itself inside U.N. and E.U..

As an European People we ask to have our autonomous members in European Parliament as preview by Maastricht treaty. Our members must have the Venet citizenship, not only the Italian citizenship by choose of Italian political party. I’m sure that Prodi Romano in European Commission will make any necessary arrangement to force Italian administration to respect of E.U. treaty.

As a recognized people with a Self Government equivalent to a State, by art.1 of U.N. Treaty we ask OUR OWN RAPPRESENTATIVE INTO THE U.N. ASSEMBLY and we ask to the Assembly to recognize our rights.

At the moment we are enforcing ourself to grow up in our institution, and we will make any economical and political action it will be necessary.

The systematical violation and of our Human Right and of treaty committed by Italian State and Italian Republic is a violation of the peace and the sacred obligation to promote to the utmost, within the system of international peace and security establish, our self-determinations.

But it’s obvious that this reality will force us to organize also our security force and to make any act will be required to protect our ethnic rights from this violations.

If international Community will not help us, we will be constricted to take action that ideally we do not love, for example to make an autonomous coin outside the Euro system.

Soon we will made regulation of mass media sector (both TV and radio) as we have the right to do it.

I must here put in clear that from a legal point of view and by international laws ONLY the Venets autonomous government can do by law anything can do the Government of State. The Self-Government of Venets people is like a State in the federal Italian Republic, on the models of United States or Switzerland.

You must put attention not to make confusion between the Self Government of Venet that we are and other self-styled organization that have not recognition by Law and can also be consider subversive By Italian State.

For example, by law the “Veneto” Regional Government is NOT the government of Venets people, instead it’s the regional government of Italian State made by Italian State without the consensus of Venets but only of italians in the region : this imply that Veneto Regional Government of Italy can do ONLY what is write in law and in his statute. If Veneto Region will ask to You an autonomous presence You must denounce it to Italian State as it will a
menace to integrity of Italian Republic.

On the contrary, the self Government of Venets could do ANYTHING, even all the international acts that the Regional Government can not do, with the only limit indicated above.

Again, any appeal made by Self Styled “Serenissima State” or any “Republic” that claim to be Venets, any question about our number is the clear confirmation of the necessity of a instantaneous referendum for self determination as Independent State or Republic.

We ask to any State, any European Government and to UN to control the process of self determination of Venet with an instantly made referendum on independence.

Only the self Government of Venets nation and people have the “Political Statute” given by law, that means that it is not subjected to control or limitation of no one Organism of Italian State.

As the Venets people government asked to Italian and regional institution to transfer any powers to its government (decolonization), We ask to international institution to look at the whole process so that to obligate the Italian State to respect its law. So that the European Community.

We hope this will happen in peace.

The home page of Venet Government is

and we will appreciate any feedback from You.

I greet You and say thanks for Your attention and for the effort Your administration will do to promote this right of our nationalities, as this is no more an internal affair of Italy.

Palmerini Loris
Charged of Foreign relationship by Venet Government.