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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
UNHCR, Welcome Project
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UNHCR awards a recognition to Italian companies engaged in the labour inclusion of refugees

Recognizing the potential of the private sector’s active involvement in the realization of an effective inclusion of refugees in the Italian society, starting from 2017 UNHCR will award a ...

Last update 13 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
African woman in the countryside with goats.
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Towards a climate migration governance: the new challenge of the 21st century

Silvia Girardi holds a master's degree in Human Rights and Multi-level Governance from the University of Padua. She is currently a Universal Civil Service volunteer in Tanzania. This In Focus ...

Last update 18 Jun 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
Summer school Normativity and Reality of Human Rights, Padova, July 8-14, 2018
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Summer School 2018

Summer school, Padova, July 8-14, 2018   The first edition of the summer school on “Normativity and Reality of Human Rights” critically addresses the interplay between norms ...

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
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
International Student Festival in Trondheim (ISFiT), logo
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International Student Festival in Trondheim on the issue of migration, Norway, 7 - 17 February 2019

The International Student Festival in Trondheim (ISFiT) will take place from 7th to 17th February 2019 in Trondheim, Norway. ISFiT is the world’s largest international student festival. It ...

Last update 19 Sep 2018
Cover of the 2017 Annual report on foreign immigration to Veneto published by the Regional Observatory on Immigration of the Region of Veneto
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Region of Veneto: published the 2017 Annual report on foreign immigration to Veneto

The Regional Observatory on Immigration of the Region of Veneto has published the 2017 Annual report on foreign immigration to Veneto, coordinated by Marilinda Scarpa, Director of the Regional ...

Last update 18 May 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
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Venice Academy of Human Rights 2018: applications now open

Applications for the Venice Academy of Human Rights Summer School, which will be held from the 2nd-7th July 2018 are open. This year the focus will be on “Migration, Mobility and Diversity: ...

Last update 30 Mar 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