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Italian Parliament Foreign Affairs Committee approves resolution on Human Rights Defenders

On 31st January 2017, the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Italian Chamber of Deputies approved a resolution for the protection...

Last update 1/2/2017
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UNHCR lauds Europe’s rescue efforts in Mediterranean Sea

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has praised the rescue of around 1,500 people by the Italian Coast Guard in coordination...

Last update 1/2/2017
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UN General Assembly: High-level Meeting to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons...

The President of the General Assembly will convene a high-level meeting to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the adoption of...

Last update 31/1/2017
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Council of Europe: Study on the rights of children in biomedicine in preparation for the 20th Anniversary of the Oviedo...

On 16th January 2017, the Committee on Bioethics (DH-BIO), of the Council of Europe, published a study prepared at its...

Last update 30/1/2017

European Court of Human Rights: Italian Authorities' removal of a child born from surrogacy with no biological ties to intended...

In the judgment of January 24th 2017, the Grand Chamber of European Court of Human Rights reversed the decision of...

Last update 30/1/2017
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Council of Europe: GRECO calls for reinforced measures to prevent conflicts of interest in Italian Parliament and the judiciary

On January 19th 2017, the Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) published its Fourth Round Evaluation Report...

Last update 24/1/2017
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Council of Europe: Assessing Child Participation in Italy, Bulgaria, and Latvia

Representatives from governments and NGOs as well as two young people have recently met at the Council of Europe in...

Last update 19/1/2017
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European Court of Human Rights: the Grand Chamber has partly confirmed Italy’s condemnation in the case of Khlaifia

With a sentence issued on 15 December 2016, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has...

Last update 17/1/2017
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OECD: Italy in the top five for foreign aid to developing countries

The Development Co-operation Directorate of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) at the end of 2016 has published...

Last update 16/1/2017
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EIUC: The call for application for the European Master’s Degree in Human Rights and Democratisation is open

The call for applications for the academic year 2017/2018 of the European Master’s Degree in Human Rights and Democratisation (E.MA)...

Last update 15/1/2017
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Making history in the United Nations: the General Assembly adopts a Declaration on the Right to peace promoted by civil...

We forward the following press release, signed by Ambassador Christian Guillermet Fernández, former Chairperson/Rapporteur of the Working Group on the...

Last update 11/1/2017
Karlo Godoladze

Karlo Godoladze

Karlo Godoladze graduated in Law at the Ilia State University, Tbilisi (Georgia), with a major in constitutional law. He wrote...

Last update 1/12/2016
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European Committee of Social Rights: The decision on the merits of the complaint Associazione Nazionale Giudici di Pace v. Italy,...

The decision of the European Committee of Social Rights on the merits of the complaint Associazione Nazionale Giudici di Pace...

Last update 28/11/2016
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European Social Charter: a compliant against Italy for inequal economic treatment between women and men

University Women of Europe (UWE), an association engaged in the European context for women's rights, has filled collective complaints against 15...

Last update 16/11/2016
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The Third Committee of the General Assembly adopts the Declaration on the Right to Peace

On 22 October 2016, Paz sin Fronteras (PSF) began the campaign called #RightToPeaceNow by which well-known personalities urged Member States of...

Last update 22/11/2016
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