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Call for papers: PHRG devotes a special issue to “Challenges and opportunities for children’s rights facing developments in technology” (deadline...

On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989-2019),...

Last update 21/3/2019
Tent city of San Ferdinando, Calabria region, built next to the previous slum where hundreds of migrant workers lived

United Nations Human Rights Experts call Italy for urgent measures to protect migrant workers of the informal settlement of San...

The UN experts Ms Urmila Bhoola (South Africa), Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery, including its causes and consequences,...

Last update 21/3/2019
The European Commission for Democracy through Law - better known as the Venice Commission

Council of Europe: the Venice Commission published guidelines for ombudsman institutions

The Venice Commission published a set of guidelines to protect ombudsman institutions, following threats to these institutions in recent years....

Last update 21/3/2019
Picture of one of the activities held during the Summer School

EIUC: Summer School in Cinema Human Rights and Advocacy (14th edition)

The European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) organises the 14th edition of the Summer School in Cinema...

Last update 13/3/2019
Women human rights defenders in an illustration by Illustration by artist María María Acha-Kutscher

United Nations: the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders dedicates his annual report to women human rights...

On the occasion of the 40th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, which is taking place in Geneva...

Last update 8/3/2019

The Council of the European Union appointed a new EU Special Representative for Human Rights.

The Council of the European Union has nominated Eamon Gilmore as EU Special Representative for Human Rights. The role of...

Last update 8/3/2019
Logo celebrating the 100 years of the International Labour Organisation

United Nations: the ILO celebrates its 100th anniversary (1919-2019) and launches a news website to get closer to people

The International Labour Organisation (ILO), one of the first specialised agencies to become part of the United Nations system and aimed...

Last update 8/3/2019
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Council of Europe: the Commissioner for Human Rights addressed a letter to Italy calling to ensure the human rights of...

The Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe, Dunja Mijatović, addressed a letter to the Prime Minister of...

Last update 15/2/2019
Ambassador Michele Giacomelli, Permanent Representative of Italy to the Council of Europe

Ambassador Michele Giacomelli is the new Permanent Representative of Italy to the Council of Europe

Ambassador Michele Giacomelli has been appointed as the new Permanent Representative of Italy to the Council of Europe. Giacomelli, whose...

Last update 14/2/2019
Council of Europe's 70th anniversary (1949-2019), logo

The Council of Europe has launched a new website to celebrate the 70th anniversary of its foundation

2019 marks the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the Council of Europe (CoE). For that occasion a new website...

Last update 31/1/2019
Image of a child. Children who are victims of trafficking are protected by the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings

Council of Europe: GRETA’s report on action against trafficking in human beings in Italy has been published

According to the report published on 25 January 2019 by the Council of Europe's Group of Experts on Action against...

Last update 30/1/2019
Students of the European Master "Human Rights and Democratisation"

European Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation 2019/2020: call for applications

Applications are open for the European Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation (E.MA) 2019/2020, organized by the European Inter-University...

Last update 30/1/2019
Raffaele Sabato, 6th Italian judge at the European Court of Human Rights

European Court of Human Rights: Raffaele Sabato is the new Italian judge

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, during its winter session held from 21 to 25 January 2019 in...

Last update 29/1/2019
European Committee of Social Rights, logo

Council of Europe: Giuseppe Palmisano of Italy has been re-elected as President of the European Committee of Social Rights...

The 304th session of the European Committee of Social Rights of the Council of Europe was held from 21 to...

Last update 28/1/2019
GRECO's logo, The Group of States against Corruption of the Council of Europe

Council of Europe: GRECO’s report on the prevention of corruption among members of Parliament, judges and prosecutors in Italy has...

The Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) has published a report which concludes that Italy has made...

Last update 17/1/2019