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European Committee of Social Rights, logo
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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 24 January 2019 in Strasbourg. The members of the Committee, on this occasion, re-elected ...

Last update 28 Jan 2019
UNESCO #RightToEducation campaign 2018
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UNESCO #RightToEducation campaign

As the Universal Declaration of Human Rights marks its 70th year, UNESCO is launching a digital campaign on the #RightToEducation, a right that is at the core of its global mission to ensure equal ...

Last update 25 Mar 2019
The European Social Charter logo, three faces compose a stylized hand.
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European Social Rights Committee: the annual conclusions for 2017 reveal numerous cases of non-compliance in Italy

The European Committee of Social Rights (ECSR) has published its annual conclusions for 2017 on the 33 States adhering to the European Social Charter (1961) and the revised European Social Charter ...

Last update 31 Jan 2018
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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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Human Rights Centre: Seminar with Prof. Jessica Whyte "A Right to a Standard of Living: Social and Economic Rights and the Rise of Neoliberalism" 14th June 2017

On Wednesday 14th June, 2017, the University of Padova Human Rights Centre will host a seminar with Professor Jessica Whyte from Western Sydney University. The seminar takes place within the field ...

Last update 8 Jun 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
United Nations Geneva
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Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: Statement released on Human Rights Defenders and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

A statement on Human Rights Defenders and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights was released by the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR). The statement highlights 8 points of ...

Last update 6 Apr 2017
Venice Academy of Human Rights 2017 - Economic, social, cultural rights as an answer to rising inequalities programme
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Venice Academy of Human Rights 2017: applications now open

Applications for the Venice Academy of Human Rights Summer School, which will be held from the 3rd-12th July 2017 are open. This year’s theme is “Economic, Social and Cultural Rights as ...

Last update 9 Feb 2017
European Committee of social rights, group picture of the Committee's members, 2011
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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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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 countries for the alleged violations of the ...

Last update 24 Nov 2016
Maheela Adharshila Saving & Credit Cooperative
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The human rights students of the University of Padova in Nepal for the Winter School "Microfinance in Action"

The Winter School “Microfinance in Action”, promoted by the the Human Rights Centre and the Department of Political Science, Law and International Studies (SPGI) of the University of ...

Last update 26 Mar 2019
Campaign Logo with "50th Anniversary of the Human Rights Covenants"
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United Nations: remarks by the Deputy secretary-general on the anniversary of the two Covenants, New York, 19 November 2016

The Deputy Secretary-general of the United Nations made important remarks about the role of the Covenant on civil and political rights and the Covenant on economic social and cultural rights since ...

Last update 2 Nov 2016
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Italy: online public consultation on the National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights 2016-2021 open until 10 September 2016

The Italian Interministerial Committee for Human Rights (CIDU) has launched an online public consultation on the National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights 2016-2021 with the aim of ...

Last update 24 Aug 2016
National banners of the Member States of the UNO (United Nations Organization) outside the UN Headquarters.
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United Nations: the Committee for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights adopted the concluding observations on the fifth report of Italy

On 9 October 2015, at the end of the 56th session held in Geneva from 21st September to 9th October, the UN Committee for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) adopted the concluding ...

Last update 17 Oct 2015
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United Nations: Italy will be reviewed at the 56th session of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Geneva, 21st September – 9th October

The 56th session of the UN Committee for economic, social and cultural rights will be held in Geneva from 21st September to 9th October. This body is composed by 18 independent experts, in charge of ...

Last update 24 Sep 2015