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Scholars at Risk Network
[Events and Updates]

University of Trento - Call for the selections for the awarding of no. 2 research fellowships within the "Temporary Protection Project SAR-UniTrento"

The University of Trento (Italy) takes part in the international network "Scholars at Risks" (SAR), which aims at promoting academic freedom and at providing support for scholars worldwide who are ...

Last update 11 Sep 2019
UNHCR, Welcome Project
[Events and Updates]

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
Mediterranea Saving Humans
[Events and Updates]

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
Tent city of San Ferdinando, Calabria region, built next to the previous slum where hundreds of migrant workers lived
[Events and Updates]

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
[Events and Updates]

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
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"
[Events and Updates]

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
A group of sudanese refugees at Iridimi Camp in Chad, 2004
[Events and Updates]

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
UNHCR staff receive survivors at the dock of the Sicilian port of Messina, Sicily
[Events and Updates]

UNHCR lauds Europe’s rescue efforts in Mediterranean Sea

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has praised the rescue of around 1,500 people by the Italian Coast Guard in coordination with Frontex, the European Border and Coastguard Agency, from boats struggling ...

Last update 31 Jan 2017
Hrg students
[Photo Galleries]

Facing the loss: Italian Red Cross workshop on forced migration

The Italian Red Cross workshop "Facing the loss" was focused on migration processes and humanitarian rescue of migrants and refugees. It was held in Padova on 18 April 2016 and Jesolo on 30 April ...

Last update 16 Jun 2016
Filippo Grandi
[Events and Updates]

United Nations: Filippo Grandi of Italy is the new High Commissioner for Refugees

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, following consultations with the Chairs of Member States regional groups, informed the General Assembly of his intention to appoint Filippo Grandi ...

Last update 4 Dec 2015
Migrants arriving on the Island of Lampedusa by boat
[Events and Updates]

Chambers of Deputies: a Commission of Inquiry on Centres for migrants has been established

The Italian Chamber of Deputies approved the creation of a Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry regarding Italy’s migrant reception and identification system as well as the conditions of ...

Last update 24 Dec 2014
A family of refugees walking and carrying all their belongings in just few bags
[Institutional Contents]

Presentation of the book: “L’ultimo lenzuolo bianco. L’inferno e il cuore dell’Afghanistan”

On 20 June, at 15.30, the Human Rights Centre of the University of Padua hosts a meeting with Farhad Bitani, a former captain of the Afghan Army and today a political refugee for the presentation of ...

Last update 8 Apr 2016
Working Groups of the students of the Bachelor degree course in “Political Science, International Relations and Human Rights” - Course of International Relations, prof. Marco Mascia, Human Rights Centre, 2013.
[Institutional Contents]

Summer school on Civil protection and humanitarian action in the European Union, 2013

Olympia (Greece), 29 August - 10 September 2013 From August 29th to September 10th 2013, the Panteion University of Athens, Department of International and European Studies, in partnership with ...

Last update 8 Apr 2016
General view of the the European Parliament hemicycle, Strasbourg, 2009
[Institutional Contents]

Simulation of the European Parliament LIBE Committee

The students of the Degree Courses SSE-PIE and SRD of the University of Padua, within the teaching Course in Political System of the European Union, held by the Director of the Jean Monnet European ...

Last update 16 Sep 2013