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Panoramic photo of the building headquarters of the European Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg, France.
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European Court of Human Rights: Italy condemned three times for inhumane and degrading treatment

With three sentences released on the 26th October 2017, the European Court of Human Rights at Strasburg condemned Italy for not satisfactorily fulfilling its international obligations with ...

Last update 13 Nov 2017
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Council of Europe: Human Rights Commissioner seeks clarifications over Italy’s maritime operations in Libyan territorial waters

In a letter addressed to Mr Marco Minniti, Minister of Interior of Italy, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights requests information with regard to Italy’s maritime operations in ...

Last update 18 Oct 2017
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Council of Europe anti-torture Committee publishes report on Italy

The Council of Europe's Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) has published on 8th September 2017 the report on its last periodic ...

Last update 20 Sep 2017
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Council of Europe presents “Turin Process”, a film on the European Social Charter

The Council of Europe has produced the film “Turin Process” with the aim of promoting the European Social Charter. The film has been made in the framework of the Turin process for ...

Last update 18 Aug 2017
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GRETA: States must act urgently to protect refugee children from trafficking - Statement on the occasion of the 4th World Day against Trafficking in Persons

Ahead of the World Day against Trafficking in Persons marked on 30 July, the Council of Europe Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) raises alarm about the high ...

Last update 18 Aug 2017
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EUR-OPA/IOM: a new study says the inclusion of migrants in initiatives can contribute to preventing, preparing for and responding to disasters in Europe

The Council of Europe’s EUR-OPA Major Hazards Agreement and the UN’s International Organisation for Migration (IOM) published on 19th of July 2017 a joint study on the benefits of ...

Last update 12 Aug 2017
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Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe: Presentation of the 2016 annual report of the Venice Commission activities

On Wednesday 21st June 2017, the President of the European Commission for Democracy through Law (Venice Commission), Mr Gianni Buquicchio, presented the annual report of activities of the Commission ...

Last update 9 Jul 2017
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Council of Europe: Commissioner for Human Rights urges Italian Parliament to adopt a law on torture which is fully compliant with international human rights standards

On the 16th June 2017, the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe, Nils Muižnieks, sent a letter to all members of the Italian Parliament with which he expressed particular ...

Last update 24 Jul 2017
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European Committee of Social Rights: four collective complaints against Italy presented

Between February and March 2017, four collective complaints against Italy were made to the European Committee of Social Rights.  Three of the collective complaints claim that Italy violated ...

Last update 7 Jun 2017
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Council of Europe: report published on situation of asylum-seekers and migrants reception and child-protection system in Italy

On the 8th March 2017, a report was published by the Council of Europe Secretary General’s Special Representative on migration and refugees, Ambassador Tomáš Boček, ...

Last update 21 Mar 2017
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Council of Europe: GRETA urges Italy to better protect unaccompanied children

The Council of Europe Group of experts against human trafficking (GRETA) has published on 30th January a report on the implementation of the Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings ...

Last update 31 Jul 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 Convention

On 16th January 2017, the Committee on Bioethics (DH-BIO), of the Council of Europe, published a study prepared at its request by researchers from Uppsala University Department of Law (Sweden) on ...

Last update 31 Jan 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 on Italy.  It focuses on the prevention of corruption ...

Last update 25 Jan 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 Strasbourg to discuss child participation in Italy, Bulgaria and Latvia. The three ...

Last update 20 Jan 2017
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European Committee of Social Rights: The decision on the merits of the complaint Associazione Nazionale Giudici di Pace v. Italy, n°102/2013 is now public

The decision of the European Committee of Social Rights on the merits of the complaint Associazione Nazionale Giudici di Pace v. Italy (n° 102/2013) became public on 16 November 2016. In this ...

Last update 17 Jan 2017
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