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Rescue of migrants in the Mediterranean sea
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The UN Refugee Agency expresses concern about the conversion into law of the security decree by the Italian Parliament

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is concerned about the Italian Parliament’s decision of 5th August 2019, to convert into law a security decree that imposes more severe penalties on boats and ...

Last update 21 Aug 2019
Portrait of Michele Nicoletti, newly elected President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe
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Council of Europe: Michele Nicoletti of Italy elected President of the Parliamentary Assembly

The 22nd of January, the Member of Italian Parliament Michele Nicoletti was elected President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE). Nicoletti takes over from Stella ...

Last update 31 Jan 2018
Senzatomica e Rete Italiana per il Disarmo: campagna per convincere il Governo a firmare e ratificare: “Italia Ripensaci!”
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Senzatomica and the Italian disarmament network: "Italy, rethink!" Campaign launched to convince the government to sign and ratify the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

On the 20th September 2017, following the opening for signature of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Arms (Nuclear Ban Treaty), Civil Society Organisations, coordinated by Senzatomica ...

Last update 30 Sep 2017
Headquarters of the Council of Europe, Strasbourg (France).
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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
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
Man during a demonstration against corruption
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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
House of Representatives
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Italy: the Parliament approves a law criminalising negationism

On 8 June 2016, the Italian Parliament approved the draft legislation n. 2874-B that modifies the 1975 legislation on the ratification of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms ...

Last update 15 Jun 2016
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Italy ratifies the Third Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child

On November 4th 2015 the Italian Parliament approved the ratification of the Third Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The Protocol, adopted by the United Nations General ...

Last update 18 Nov 2015
Migrants arriving on the Island of Lampedusa by boat
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Chambers of Deputies: a Commission of Inquiry on Centres for migrants has been established

The Italian Chamber of Deputies approved the creation of a Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry regarding Italy’s migrant reception and identification system as well as the conditions of ...

Last update 24 Dec 2014
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L’impegno del Senato della Repubblica per i diritti umani: dal Comitato contro la pena di morte alla Commissione straordinaria

Stefano Filippone-Thaulero (2012)

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Last update 9 Jan 2014
Some European Court of Human Rights judges in session
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Italy: the Government presents the 2012 report on the execution of judgements of the European Court of Human Rights to Parliament

The 2012 report to Italian Parliament on the execution of judgements of the European Court of Human Rights was recently adopted by the Italian Government. This 8th report, edited by the Presidency ...

Last update 20 Sep 2013
Photo on the subject of violence against women in East Timor. Black and white image of the faded silhouette and hand of a woman.
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Italy: The Istanbul Convention on violence against women has become law

The Senate of the Republic has unanimously and definitevely approved the law of ratification of the Council of Europe's Convention on preventing and combatting violence against women and domestic ...

Last update 7 Jul 2013
Palazzo Madama facade, Senato della Reppublica
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The Senate of the Republic establishes the Special Commission for the Protection and Promotion of Human Rights

Also for the XVII legislature, the Senate of the Republic has unanimously approved the establishment of the Special Commission for the Protection and Promotion of Human Rights (motion 16 April 2013, ...

Last update 7 Jul 2013
Photo on the subject of violence against women in East Timor. Black and white image of the faded silhouette and hand of a woman.
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Italy: the Chamber of Deputies approves the Bill on the ratification of the Istanbul Convention on violence against women

On May 28th, 2013, the Chamber of Deputies has uninamously approved (545 votes on 545) the bill for the ratification and the execution of the Council of Europe’s Convention on preventing and ...

Last update 7 Jun 2013
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Agenda italiana dei diritti umani 2012

AA.VV. (2012)

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Last update 10 Apr 2013