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Master’s degree course in Human Rights and Multilevel Governace of the University of Padova, Study Trip to Geneva, 2015

“Join us, become a Human Rights expert”: the video is out!

The Master’s degree course in Human Rights and Multilevel Governace of the University of Padova provides students with the knowledge...

Last update 31/12/2015
Studenti del Master Europeo in Diritti umani e democratizzazione mentre assistono ad una lezione.

European Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation 2016/2017: call for applications

Applications are open for the European Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation (E.MA) 2016/2017, organized by the European Inter-University for Human...

Last update 14/12/2015
Cover of the book, First Fundamental Rights Documents in Europe, 2015

First Fundamental Rights Documents in Europe

The academic publisher Intersentia (Antwerp) has recently edited “First Fundamental Rights Documents in Europe”, a collective volume containing different analysis...

Last update 14/12/2015
Filippo Grandi

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...

Last update 1/12/2015
Children at their school desks in an elementary school in Nepal.

November 20th: Italy celebrates Universal Children’s Day

With Resolution 836(IX) of December 14th 1954, the United Nations General Assembly declared November 20th the Universal Children’s Day, recalling...

Last update 19/11/2015

Italy ratifies the Third Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child

On November 4th 2015 the Italian Parliament approved the ratification of the Third Optional Protocol to the Convention on the...

Last update 12/11/2015
Logo of the EIUC, with orange figures on the left and "EIUC" written in blue on the left.

EIUC: Master in Democratic Governance in the MENA region (DE.MA)

The European Inter-University Center for Human Rights and Democratisation has opened the application procedure for the Master in Democratic Governance...

Last update 6/11/2015
The official logo for UN constituted by the polar stereographic projection of the globe surrounded by two laurel branches

Federico Mayor and Roberto Savio: for a global threat, a global response is essential

In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks that hit Paris on Friday 13 November 2015, the web portal ‘Other News’...

Last update 15/11/2015
pencil drawning of children with posters about their rights

Italian Parliament approved new law giving more relevance to the bond between minors and foster families

With law n. 173 of October 19th 2015 on the right to preserve the emotional bond between minors and foster...

Last update 3/11/2015
Poster della Campagna "No alla discriminazione" del Consiglio d'Europa, 2010

Italian Government approves National Action Plan against Racism, Xenophobia and Intolerance

With the National Plan of Action against Racism, Xenophobia and Intolerance, the Minister of Labor and Social Policies, with a mandate in integration...

Last update 20/10/2015
Frame excerpt from the video “Nel segno dei diritti”, created by Class IV D2 of the Institute of Higher Education “L. Da Vinci” of Arzignano (VI), A.s. 2008/2009. Video winner for the 10 year-old Contest, of Regional Law of the Veneto n. 55/1999.

Italy ratifies the UN Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness

On September 29th 2015, with law n. 125/2015, Italy has ratified and implemented the UN Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness, approved...

Last update 19/10/2015
Picture of volumes of Review Pace diritti umani - Peace human rights, issued by the Human Rights Centre

The Paduan excellence: the Italian Yearbook of Human Rights by the Human Rights Centre of the University of Padua awarded...

The fifth edition of the Italian Yearbook of Human Rights (Marsilio Editori; Peter Lang for the English version) has been...

Last update 18/10/2015
National banners of the Member States of the UNO (United Nations Organization) outside the UN Headquarters.

United Nations: the Committee for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights adopted the concluding observations on the fifth report of Italy...

On 9 October 2015, at the end of the 56th session held in Geneva from 21st September to 9th October,...

Last update 16/10/2015
Logo of the Office of the UN High Commissioner of Human Rights (OHCHR)

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...

Last update 5/10/2015

Council of Europe: ECRI meets civil society organizations and academia, Human Rights Centre, University of Padua, 17 September 2015

On the 17th September 2015, during its country visit to Italy, a delegation of the European Commission against Racism and...

Last update 1/10/2015