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Panoramic photo of the building headquarters of the European Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg, France.

European Court of Human Rights: Italy condemned for the violation of the right to respect for family and private...

The European Court of Human Rights, in two judgements of January 2015, has convicted Italy for the violation of article 8...

Last update 4/2/2015
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Council of Europe: Report on the protection of media freedom in Europe

The Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe has recently adopted a...

Last update 23/1/2015
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Human Rights Council: Informal consultations of the Working Group on a draft United Nations Declaration on the Right to Peace,...

Human Rights Council resolution 27/17 of 25 September 2014 requested the Chairperson-Rapporteur of the Working Group on a draft United...

Last update 22/1/2015
A sign with the text "Conseil de l'Europe" in French, with the flags of some member states hanging above.

European Committee of Social Rights: updates on collective complaints submitted against Italy

The following are the latest updates on some collective complaints against Italy, lodged to the European Committee of Social Rights,...

Last update 23/1/2015
Vincenzo Pace, Docente di Religioni e società nella Laurea magistrale in Istituzioni e politiche dei diritti umani e della pace, Università di Padova

A prestigious award assigned to Professor Vincenzo Pace, member of the current Board of Directors of the Human Rights Centre...

The German University of Vechta has assigned the “Hoffmann Academic Award for intercultural competence” to Professor Vincenzo Pace. The award,...

Last update 12/1/2015
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EIUC: Training seminar on the “EU Charter of Fundamental Rights”, Venice, 6-7 February 2015

The European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) promotes, from 6 to 7 February 2015, a training seminar...

Last update 9/1/2015
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Italy: The National Council for development cooperation has been established

The Ministerial Decree dated 28 November 2014 of the Minister for foreign affairs and international cooperation, published in the Official...

Last update 8/1/2015
Migrants arriving on the Island of Lampedusa by boat

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...

Last update 19/12/2014
A migrant boat arriving on the island of Lampedusa

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...

Last update 17/12/2014
Amnesty International UK held a mass demostration in Downing Street, calling on the UK government not to turn a blind eye to torture

United Nations: UN Subcommittee on prevention of torture announced country visits for 2015 in Guatemala, Italy, Nauru and the...

On 26th November 2014, the UN Subcommittee on prevention of torture (SPT) announced that Guatemala, Italy, Nauru and the Philippines...

Last update 3/12/2014
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EIUC: With Open Eyes: Human Rights in Focus, Human Rights film Festival, Venice, 6-7 December 2014

The city of Venice will host the fifth edition of the Human rights Film Festival titled “With open Eyes: Human...

Last update 3/12/2014
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Human Rights Council: Universal Periodic Review Working Group concludes its twentieth session

The twentieth session of the Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group was held in Geneva from 27...

Last update 12/11/2014
The International Criminal Court in The Hague (ICC/CPI), Netherlands.

20th anniversary of No Peace Without Justice: Challenges and Opportunities of the International Criminal Court, Rome, 13 November 2014...

On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the establishment of No Peace Without Justice, an international Organization founded in...

Last update 11/11/2014
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Italy has ratified the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

On 3 October 2014, Italy adopted the ratification law of the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and...

Last update 5/11/2014
Group shot of students and  National Civil Service volunteers  of the University of Padua in Assisi, 18 October 2014.

Students and Volunteers of the University of Padua joined the Peace March Perugia-Assisi, 19 October 2014

A group of fifty students and National Civil Service Volunteers of the University of Padua, coordinated by the Human Rights...

Last update 28/10/2014