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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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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
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
Headquarters of the Council of Europe, Strasbourg (France).
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Council of Europe: Commissioner for Human Rights urges Italian Parliament to adopt a law on torture which is fully compliant with international human rights standards

On the 16th June 2017, the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe, Nils Muižnieks, sent a letter to all members of the Italian Parliament with which he expressed particular ...

Last update 24 Jul 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
Soulaf Abas, 249, 250, 251, 252, oil on canvas. 12"x 16", 2013
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Photography exhibition “Codename: Caesar. Syrian detainees – victims of torture” at the Human Rights Centre

The inauguration of the exhibition "Codename: Caesar. Syrian detainees - victims of torture" will take place at the University Human Rights Centre on Thursday 16th March 2017, at 17.00.  The ...

Last update 14 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: Italy violated the ECHR allowing the CIA’s abduction and extrajudicial transfer to Egypt of the imam Abu Omar

On the 23rd February 2016, with the Chamber judgment in the case of Nasr and Ghali v. Italy, the European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been: with regard to Mr Nasr: a ...

Last update 28 Feb 2016
Logo of the Office of the UN High Commissioner of Human Rights (OHCHR)
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United Nations: the Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture presents confidential preliminary findings to Italian Government

The United Nations Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT) presented its confidential preliminary observations to the Government of Italy, ending a seven-day visit which aimed at assessing the ...

Last update 8 Oct 2015
The official logo for UN constituted by the polar stereographic projection of the globe surrounded by two laurel branches
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United Nations: visit in Italy of the Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture, 16-22 September 2015

The Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT), a treaty body in the United Nations human rights system with the mandate focused on prevention of torture and ill treatment, established a date for ...

Last update 16 Jul 2015
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 for torture for the facts occurred during the G8 summit in Genoa in 2001

With the judgment issued on 7 April 2015 in the case of Cestaro v. Italy (application no. 6884/11), the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) condemned Italy for the violation of both the ...

Last update 13 Apr 2015
Amnesty International UK held a mass demostration in Downing Street, calling on the UK government not to turn a blind eye to torture
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United Nations: UN Subcommittee on prevention of torture announced country visits for 2015 in Guatemala, Italy, Nauru and the Philippines

On 26th November 2014, the UN Subcommittee on prevention of torture (SPT) announced that Guatemala, Italy, Nauru and the Philippines are among the countries it plans to visit in 2015. The ...

Last update 3 Dec 2014
A jail's window
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Extreme sentences: life sentence and torture. A critical analysis of punishments

Ristretti Orizzonti, the University of Padua and the Association Antigone carry out two seminars on life sentence and torture in order to start a debate for a more human and fair criminal justice ...

Last update 8 Apr 2016
[Publications]

Dichiarazione di Milano-Bicocca sulla prevenzione della tortura

Documentazione (2013)

Documentazione

Last update 30 Jun 2015
Nimba county prison inmate looks through a window of a cell, Liberia, 2008
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Council of Europe: a survey highlights the problem of prison overcrowding in Italy and in Europe

The Council of Europe has published its 2011 penal statistics survey (SPACE I). The report, written every year by the Institute of Criminology and Criminal Law of Lausanne University, draws out the ...

Last update 22 May 2013
House of Representatives
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Italian Parliament: the Optional Protocol to the United Nations Convention against Torture (OPCAT) has been ratified

On October 24th 2012 the Bill on the ratification of the Optional Protocol to the United Nations Convention against torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment (OPCAT) was ...

Last update 31 Oct 2012