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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
The official logo for UN constituted by the polar stereographic projection of the globe surrounded by two laurel branches
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Italy: UN experts condemn criminalisation of migrant rescues and threats to the independence of judiciary

GENEVA (18 July 2019) – UN human rights experts* have expressed grave concern over the detention and criminal proceedings in Italy against the German captain of the migrant rescue vessel ...

Last update 19 Jul 2019
The Council of Europe's Deputy Secretary General Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni and Ambassador Michele Giacomelli, Permanent Representative of Italy to the Council of Europe shake hands
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Council of Europe: Italy ratifies the Convention on the manipulation of sports competitions

Italy has ratified the Council of Europe Convention on the manipulation of sports competitions. The purpose of this Convention is to prevent, detect, punish and discipline the manipulation of ...

Last update 16 Jun 2019
Conference in preparation for High-level Political Forum 2019: “Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies: SDG 16 implementation and the path towards leaving no one behind”
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Italy hosts the United Nations Conference on peaceful, just and inclusive societies

It is underway until May 29th at the Farnesina the United Nations Conference “Peaceful, Just and inclusive Societies: SDG16 implementation and the path towards leaving no one behind” ...

Last update 31 May 2019
Mediterranea Saving Humans
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United Nations independent experts sent a letter to the Italian Government condemning a draft law by Italian Interior Minister to fine migrant rescuers

United Nations human rights experts Felipe González Morales, Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants; Nils Melzer, Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or ...

Last update 28 May 2019
Italian National Commission for UNESCO - Committee Education - Enterprises
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The Italian National Commission for UNESCO establishes an Education-Enterprise Committee

In compliance with UNESCO's role as leader in the implementation of objective 4 on inclusive quality education and lifelong learning opportunities for all as set out in 2030 Agenda on Sustainable ...

Last update 7 May 2019
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