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Cartoon of a Human Rights Defender offering an umbrella to an injured person, with an umbrella with the European stars being offered in turn to them
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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 of Human Rights Defenders. The resolution reflects the proposals ...

Last update 2 Feb 2017
Logo Convegno "Dal progetto ‘Caschi bianchi oltre le vendette’ ai Corpi civili di pace”, Aula Magna “Galileo Galilei” dell’Università di Padova, martedì 8 luglio 2014
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“From the project ‘White Helmets beyond revenges’ to civilian peace corps”

The Conference aims to introduce the pilot Civil Service project in Albania called “White Helmets beyond revenges”, which was carried out by the Comunità Papa Giovanni XXIII ...

Last update 8 Apr 2016
Group shot of students, graduates and volunteers in Civil Service of the University of Padua with Shirin Ebadi.
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Peace and Human Rights: young people meet Nobel Peace Prize Shirin Ebadi, Giavera del Montello (Treviso), 7-8 June 2014

Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi was a special guest on two occasions at the annual festival Ritmi e Danze dal Mondo (Rhythms and Dances from the World) “Breaths of courage”, ...

Last update 28 Mar 2019
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The demise of Franziska Jägerstätter, widow of Franz Jägerstätter and non-violent activist

The Human Rights Centre of the University of Padua and the UNESCO Chair “Human Rights, Democracy and Peace” deeply participate to the condolences for the demise of Franziska ...

Last update 28 Mar 2019
From the left: Marco Mascia, Director of the Human Rights Centre, Burgi Volgger, President of the EOI, Josef Siegele, Secretary General of the EOI.
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The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between the European Ombudsman Institute and the Italian Ombudsman Institute

On Monday, June 11 at 12 am, at the Human Rights Centre of the University of Padua was signed a  Memorandum of Understanding between the European Ombudsman Institute (EOI) and the Italian ...

Last update 14 Jun 2012
The Italian pacifist Angelo Frammartino with a Palestinian child, 2006
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In Monterotondo (Rome) a school has been named after the Italian peace activist Angelo Frammartino

On 24th January 2012, in the Council's room of the Municipality of Monterotondo (RM), a public conference was held to name after the secondary school (before 'Marco Polo') 'Angelo Frammartino'. The ...

Last update 27 Jan 2012
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Conference by Adrien-Claude Zoller on freedom of religion

On 2 November, at 3.30 p.m., the Human Rights Centre of the University of Padua hosts a meeting with Adrien-Claude Zoller, founder and president of the NGO Geneva for Human Rights. Zoller' ...

Last update 29 Jun 2012
Vittorio Arrigoni
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Grief and Dismay for the barbaric murder of Vittorio Arrigoni

The Human Rights Centre of the University of Padua joins in the mourning and in the dismay for the murder of Vittorio Arigoni, Italian volunteer in the Gaza Strip, human rights and human dignity ...

Last update 15 Apr 2011
Father Alejandro Solalinde, Human Rights Defender
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Father Solalinde, Mexican defender of migrants’ rights, meets the students of the degree and post-graduate Course on human rights at the Human Rights Centre

The Interdepartmental Centre on Human Rights and the Rights of Peoples, in collaboration with Peace Brigades International and the Municipality of Padua, will host a meeting with Father Solalinde, ...

Last update 29 Mar 2019
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Prof Kevin Boyle, a prominent scholar and human rights activist, died on Christmas day 2010

Prof Kevin Boyle passed away on Christmas day, 2010, aged 67. Prof Boyle was one of the most prominent human rights lawyers and educators. He was barrister and law professor, among others, at the ...

Last update 12 Jan 2011
[Publications]

Garantire protezione. Linee guida dell’Unione Europea sui difensori dei diritti umani

Documentazione (2007)

Documentazione

Last update 7 Oct 2010