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Simona Lanzoni, elected for two consecutive terms as a member of the Group of Experts on Action against Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (GREVIO) of the Council of Europe
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Council of Europe: Simona Lanzoni of Italy re-elected as member of GREVIO

The Committee of the States Parties to the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (Istanbul Convention), which met on 1st April 2019 in ...

Last update 3 Apr 2019
Tent city of San Ferdinando, Calabria region, built next to the previous slum where hundreds of migrant workers lived
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United Nations Human Rights Experts call Italy for urgent measures to protect migrant workers of the informal settlement of San Ferdinando in Calabria

The UN experts Ms Urmila Bhoola (South Africa), Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery, including its causes and consequences, Ms Leilani Farha (Canada), Special Rapporteur on adequate ...

Last update 21 Mar 2019
Image of the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights
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Council of Europe: the Commissioner for Human Rights addressed a letter to Italy calling to ensure the human rights of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants

The Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe, Dunja Mijatović, addressed a letter to the Prime Minister of Italy, Giuseppe Conte requesting the Italian government to clarify the ...

Last update 15 Feb 2019
Ambassador Michele Giacomelli, Permanent Representative of Italy to the Council of Europe
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Ambassador Michele Giacomelli is the new Permanent Representative of Italy to the Council of Europe

Ambassador Michele Giacomelli has been appointed as the new Permanent Representative of Italy to the Council of Europe. Giacomelli, whose mandate started on 1st February 2019, declared: "For 70 ...

Last update 15 Feb 2019
Image of a child. Children who are victims of trafficking are protected by the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings
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Council of Europe: GRETA’s report on action against trafficking in human beings in Italy has been published

According to the report published on 25 January 2019 by the Council of Europe's Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA), Italy has taken additional measures to combat ...

Last update 4 Feb 2019
Raffaele Sabato, 6th Italian judge at the European Court of Human Rights
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European Court of Human Rights: Raffaele Sabato is the new Italian judge

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, during its winter session held from 21 to 25 January 2019 in Strasbourg, elected Mr. Raffaele Sabato as the new Italian judge at the European ...

Last update 30 Jan 2019
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
GRECO's logo, The Group of States against Corruption of the Council of Europe
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Council of Europe: GRECO’s report on the prevention of corruption among members of Parliament, judges and prosecutors in Italy has been published

The Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) has published a report which concludes that Italy has made progress to prevent corruption in respect of the judiciary, but ...

Last update 17 Jan 2019
Maria-Francesca Spatolisano, Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations for Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency Affairs
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United Nations: António Guterres has appointed Maria-Francesca Spatolisano of Italy as Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency Affairs

The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Maria-Francesca Spatolisano of Italy as Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency Affairs in the ...

Last update 9 Jan 2019
Logo of the Office of the UN High Commissioner of Human Rights (OHCHR)
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UN experts: Legal changes and climate of hatred threaten migrants’ rights in Italy

GENEVA (21 November 2018) – Italy’s proposed tightening of immigration rules will have a serious impact on migrants’ lives, and are of grave concern, UN human rights experts* said ...

Last update 22 Nov 2018
Transnational Institute, cover of the report "The shrinking space for solidarity with migrants and refugees:How the European Union and Member States target and criminalize defenders of the rights of people on the move"
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Transnational Institute: published a report on the criminalization of solidarity

The Transnational Institute has published “The shrinking space for solidarity with migrants and refugees: how the European Union and Member States target and criminalize defenders of the ...

Last update 17 Oct 2018
Padova meets Guangzhou, ceremony at Palazzo Bo to celebrate 10 years of collaboration between the University of Padova and the University of Guangzhou
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Padova meets Guangzhou, celebrating 10 years of collaboration between the two universities

On 26 September 2018, Palazzo Bo hosts an event that celebrates 10 years of collaboration between the University of Padova and the University of Guangzhou. The meeting sees the renewal of the ...

Last update 25 Mar 2019
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Italian Yearbook of Human Rights 2017

AA.VV. (2017)

Annuario italiano dei diritti umani

Last update 11 Apr 2019
European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights, logo
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ECCHR: submitted a complaint to the European Commission against Italy claiming violation of EU law

On 28 June 2018, the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR), supported by 14 Syrian and international human rights organisations, submitted a complaint to the European ...

Last update 3 Aug 2018
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