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Farnesina, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Rome
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International workshop “Protection of Human Rights Defenders: good practices and the role of Italy” (Rome, MFA, 18 June 2018)

The OSCE Italian Chairmanship has organized the international workshop “Protection of Human Rights Defenders: good practices and the role of Italy”, that will be held on 18 June 2018 at ...

Last update 7 Jun 2018
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Council of Europe: Italy called to take clear general measures about the migrant reception system

The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe (CoE), in the decision of the 15th March 2018 (CM/Del/Dec(2018)1310/H46-9), urges Italy to adopt effective general measures in the context of the ...

Last update 5 Apr 2018
A group of sudanese refugees at Iridimi Camp in Chad, 2004
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Council of Europe: the first activity report of the Special Representative on Migration and Refugees has been published

“To successfully approach the challenges of migration, there must be "a clear, principled and collective approach by the Council of Europe (CoE) that covers all areas of migration management," ...

Last update 9 Mar 2018
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European Court of Human Rights: Italian authorities failed to protect a drug-dependent victim of a child prostitution ring

On February 1, 2018, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) condemned Italy for violating articles 3 (right not to be subject to torture and inhuman or degrading treatment) and 8 (right to ...

Last update 16 Feb 2018
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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Council of the Autonomous Province of Trento: motion approved on the protection of human rights defenders

On January 31, 2018, the Council of the Autonomous Province of Trento approved motion no. 638 on the theme of the protection of human rights defenders. The motion was proposed by the councilor ...

Last update 9 Feb 2018
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
The shape of a pensive and worried person behind a bar
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National Ombudsperson for Detainees: presentation of the collection of recommendations "Norms and normality"

The  National Ombudsperson for the Rights of Persons in Prison or Deprived of Liberty presents "Norms and normality" , a collection of recommendations addressed to the Prison ...

Last update 31 Jan 2018
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
Freedom of the media is vital to the development of civil society
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Council of Europe: annual assessment on the 2017 media freedom threats in Europe

The partner organisations to Council of Europe Platform for the Promotion of Journalism and the Protection of Journalists issued their annual assessment of the 2017 media freedom threats in the ...

Last update 24 Jan 2018
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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European Union: the Gender Equality Index 2017 has been published

European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE), in collaboration with the European Commission, has published the Gender Equality Index 2017. The report examines the progress made in the period ...

Last update 23 Oct 2017
Council of Europe, Flags of the 47 member states
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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
Workshop "Chinese and Italian Perspectives on Law and Human Rights", September 28th, 2017, Human Rights Centre, University of Padova
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Chinese and Italian Perspectives on Law and Human Rights

Human Rights Centre, University of Padova September 28th, 2017   A one-day workshop where scholars from both China and Italy debate issues of law, human rights, business and politics. ...

Last update 25 Sep 2017
Logo of the Office of the UN High Commissioner of Human Rights (OHCHR)
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OHCHR: Italy-EU search and rescue code could increase Mediterranean deaths

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Ms. Agnes Callamard, has sought clarification from the European Union, Italian authorities and Libyan ...

Last update 23 Aug 2017
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