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An anti-trafficking poster at the Helsinki Fair Centre on 30 November 2008, where preparations are under way for the 16th OSCE Ministerial Council on 4-5 December.

Italy: OSCE Special Representative held a seminar on preventing Human Trafficking in Mediterranean Region

More than 100 governmental and non-governmental representatives from the Mediterranean Countries were presents on February 8 in Rome for assisting...

Last update 12/2/2013
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Amnesty International: “Remember that you must answer. Italy and Human Rights” Campaign

A month before the national elections of 24 and 25 February 2013, Amnesty International Italy has launched the campaign "Remember...

Last update 8/2/2013
New residents of the Roghani Refugee Camp in Chaman, a Pakistani border town. Children and young people make up a large percentage of the population at Roghani Refugee Camp.

Human Rights Watch: report on rejections of unaccompanied minors and asylum seekers from Italy to Greece

Human Rights Watch published a report on January 22, 2013, entitled "Turned Away: Summary Returns of Unaccompanied Migrant Children and...

Last update 8/2/2013
Panoramic photo of the building headquarters of the European Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg, France.

European Court of Human Rights: Italy condemned in the Lombardo and Cirillo cases

On January 29 2013, the Second Section of the European Court of Human Rights issued two judgments against Italy in...

Last update 8/2/2013
Voting at the Human Rights Council on the topic of religious slander.

UN Human Rights Council: rescheduled the Universal Periodic Review of Israel

The January 29 2013 session of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), which was to be devoted to the review of...

Last update 6/2/2013
The second edition of the 2012 UNOSDP Youth Leadership Camp (YLC), United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace (UNOSDP), Germany, 2012

Course on "Sport and human rights in the European Union law" at the University of Padua within the Jean Monnet...

Sport and physical education are excellent means to promote education, health and environmental protection, development and peace, as well as...

Last update 5/2/2013
UNICEF school: a young girl in front of a blackboard with a piece of chalk in her hand.

Council of Europe: Italy ratifies the Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse

On 3rd January 2013 Italy has ratifed the Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse...

Last update 10/1/2013
Children running on the playground

Maria Rita Parsi elected to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child

"This is another important recognition of Italy's committment to the protection of children's rights that we welcome with great satisfaction."...

Last update 14/2/2013
Da sinistra: Alessandro Pascolini, Marco Mascia, Cesare Maria Ragaglini, Silvia Fattore, Antonio Papisca, Stefano Beltrame

The Human Rights Centre welcomes Ambassador Cesare Maria Ragaglini, Permanent Representative of Italy to the United Nations in New...

The Human Rights Centre of the University of Padua received on Tuesday, 18 December 2012, a pleasant visit from the...

Last update 18/2/2013
New logo of the Anna Lindh Euromediterranean Foundation for the Dialogue between Cultures, 2012

Anna Lindh Foundation: second Alexandria Education Convention, 16-18 December 2012

The second edition of the Alexandria Education Convention will take place in Alexandria (Egypt) at the headquarters of the Anna...

Last update 10/12/2012
Sculpture entitled "Non-Violenza" by Karl Fredrik Reutersward, situated outside the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

15 December 2012: 40th anniversary of the law on conscientious objection to military service in Italy

Saturday, December 15, 2012 marks the 40th anniversary of the Marcora Law (Law 772/1972) which regulated, for the first time...

Last update 15/2/2013
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10 December 2012: live reporting on Twitter of the meeting with the International Commission against Death Penalty on #hrdunipd

The staff of the Human Right Centre / Regional Archive Peace Human Rights will provide a live report on Twitter...

Last update 7/12/2012
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European Union: a further step for the establishment of the European Endowment for Democracy

The European Commission has recently allocated € 6 million to ensure the swift launch of the European Endowment for Democracy...

Last update 20/11/2012
Group picture of the participants to the CIMIC Training Module, 2010

CIMIC Training Module for students of the Master's degree in Institutions and policies of human rights and peace of the...

From Wednesday 7 to Friday 9 November 2012, a CIMIC (Civil-Military Cooperation) training module is being held for 27 students...

Last update 6/11/2012
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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...

Last update 30/10/2012