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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
Women human rights defenders in an illustration by Illustration by artist María María Acha-Kutscher
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United Nations: the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders dedicates his annual report to women human rights defenders

On the occasion of the 40th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, which is taking place in Geneva and will last until 22 March 2019, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human ...

Last update 8 Mar 2019
Michel Forst, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of Human Rights Defenders
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Human Rights Defenders: the UN Special Rapporteur Michel Forst has published the World Report

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders (HRDs), Michel Frost, has published “The World Report on the situation of Human Rights Defenders” with ...

Last update 11 Jan 2019
Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, letter to world leaders entitled "They should have known better"
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A letter from the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples to world leaders

The UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, is raising the alarm regarding the fact that governments and corporations around the world are making it ...

Last update 29 Aug 2018
Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples
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United Nations: the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples published the report on her visit to Mexico

The Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, published the report which examines the situation of indigenous peoples in Mexico. The report is based on ...

Last update 10 Aug 2018
Logo of the Office of the UN High Commissioner of Human Rights (OHCHR)
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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
Black and white photo - an adult and child's hands holding a small house made of cardboard
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Human Rights Centre: Seminar with Prof. Jessica Whyte "A Right to a Standard of Living: Social and Economic Rights and the Rise of Neoliberalism" 14th June 2017

On Wednesday 14th June, 2017, the University of Padova Human Rights Centre will host a seminar with Professor Jessica Whyte from Western Sydney University. The seminar takes place within the field ...

Last update 8 Jun 2017
A migrant boat arriving on the island of Lampedusa
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United Nations: the UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants concluded his visit to Italy

From 2 to 5 December 2014, the UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, François Crépeau, conducted a follow -up official visit to Italy in order to assess new ...

Last update 30 Dec 2014
Rashida Manjoo, UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, 2011
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United Nations: the UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women concluded her first visit to Italy

The 12-day official mission of the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against women, its causes and consequences, aimed at gathering information on the situation of the violence against women in ...

Last update 30 Jan 2012