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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
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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
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

Civil Peace Corps: New Inspiration for the Italian Foreign Policy

Marco Mascia, Antonio Papisca (2017)

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Last update 28 Sep 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
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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
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