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Political world map: states coloured in dark green have already ratified OPCAT, states in light green have signed, but not yet ratified OPCAT.
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National Ombudsperson for the Rights of Persons Detained or Deprived of their Liberty: Hearing at the UN in Geneva

A delegation of the National Ombudsperson for the Rights of Persons Detained or Deprived of their Liberty, composed of the President Mauro Palma and the Head of the Unit on National and ...

Last update 7 Aug 2017
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International Organization for Migration: Report published on Arrivals of Sexually Exploited Migrants

On the 20th July 2017, the International Organization for Migration published its new report on the rise of young and vulnerable migrants, at risk of becoming human trafficking victims, ...

Last update 26 Jul 2017
Close up of Nils Muižnieks, new Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe, 2012
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Council of Europe: Commissioner calls on Italy not to weaken the protection of children’s rights in the justice system

In a letter addressed to the President of the Italian Senate published on 17 May 2017, the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe expresses concerns about the bill on the efficiency ...

Last update 25 May 2017
Firma del Memorandum of Understanding tra il Centro di Ateneo per i Diritti Umani e l’Istituto per i Diritti Umani dell’Università di Guangzhou (Cina), 10 maggio 2017, Palazzo del Bo, Università di Padova.
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University of Padova: signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Padova Human Rights Centre and the Guangzhou University Institute of Human Rights in China

On Wednesday 10th May, 2017, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed by Prof. Songcai Yang, Director of the Guangzhou University Institute of Human Rights and Prof. Marco Mascia, Director of the ...

Last update 25 May 2017
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Civil Peace Corps: New Inspiration for the Italian Foreign Policy

Marco Mascia, Antonio Papisca (2017)

Articolo / Saggio

Last update 17 May 2017
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Italian Chamber of Deputies: Law approved for the protection of unaccompanied foreign minors

On the 29th March, 2017 the draft bill C 1659-B for the “regulation regarding the protection of unaccompanied foreign minors” was approved in the Chamber of Deputies of the Italian ...

Last update 28 Apr 2017
Logo of Italian network - in difesa di - for the human rights of Human Rights Defenders
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In Difesa Di: Launch of the Human Rights Defenders Network in Italy

The network "In Difesa Di – per i diritti umani e chi li difende" (In defense of - for human rights and those who defend them) has been launched. The network is a coalition of more than thirty ...

Last update 18 Apr 2017
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United Nations: concluding observations by the Human Rights Committee on the situation in Italy

The Human Rights Committee of the United Nations, at the end of the 3364th meeting held on the 23rd March 2017 in Genevra, has published their concluding observations on the 6th Periodic Review on ...

Last update 9 May 2017
UNHCR staff receive survivors at the dock of the Sicilian port of Messina, Sicily
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Council of Europe: report published on situation of asylum-seekers and migrants reception and child-protection system in Italy

On the 8th March 2017, a report was published by the Council of Europe Secretary General’s Special Representative on migration and refugees, Ambassador Tomáš Boček, ...

Last update 21 Mar 2017
Panoramic photo of the building headquarters of the European Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg, France.
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European Court of Human Rights: Italian authorities failed to protect a mother and son by not taking prompt action on complaints concerning conjugal violence

With the judgment of 2nd March 2017, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) condemned Italy for the case of Talpis v Italy (no. 41237/14). Ms. Talpis brought the case in front of the ECtHR ...

Last update 21 Mar 2017
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National Ombudsperson for the Rights of Detainees: Presentation of First Activities Report for First Year of Mandate, Rome, March 21st 2017

The National Ombudsperson for the Protection of the Rights of Persons Deprived of their Liberty will present his first report to the Parliament on the activities developed during the first ...

Last update 5 Mar 2017
A sign with the text "Conseil de l'Europe" in French, with the flags of some member states hanging above.
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Council of Europe: GRETA urges Italy to better protect unaccompanied children

The Council of Europe Group of experts against human trafficking (GRETA) has published on 30th January a report on the implementation of the Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings ...

Last update 31 Jul 2017
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European Court of Human Rights: Italian Authorities' removal of a child born from surrogacy with no biological ties to intended parents was not contrary to the ECHR

In the judgment of January 24th 2017, the Grand Chamber of European Court of Human Rights reversed the decision of January 2015, which condemned Italy for the violation of Article 8 of the European ...

Last update 30 Jan 2017
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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
Some European Court of Human Rights judges in session
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European Court of Human Rights: the Grand Chamber has partly confirmed Italy’s condemnation in the case of Khlaifia

With a sentence issued on 15 December 2016, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has partly confirmed Italy’s condemnation in the case of Khlaifia, concerning the ...

Last update 17 Jan 2017
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