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 Regional index on child maltreatment in Italy 2020
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Cesvi: Regional index on child maltreatment in Italy 2020

Cesvi, an Italian NGO, has published the third edition of the regional index on child maltreatment in Italy, entitled “Giving back the future (Restituire il Futuro)”. The current ...

Last update 24 Sep 2020
Osservatorio nazionale contro le discriminazioni nello sport
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UNAR launches the National Observatory Against Discrimination in Sport

The National Observatory against Discrimination in Sport was born, thanks to the memorandum of understanding signed in Rome at the headquarters of the UNAR - National Office against Racial ...

Last update 4 Sep 2020
Amnesty International Italia
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Amnesty International Italia: the report on lockdown’s measures in Italy during the phase 1 of the COVID-19 pandemic

During the handover of signatures of the appeal #Nessunoescluso to the president of Council of ministers Giuseppe Conte, Amnesty International Italia published a report entitled “Phase 1: ...

Last update 1 Aug 2020
Immigrants arriving in Europe from the coast of Libya in a dangerously overcrowded wooden boat.

The “Security Decrees” I & II and their Impacts on Human Rights: An Analysis of Domestic and International Reactions

Carolina Lambiase holds a master's degree in Human Rights and Multi-level Governance from the University of Padova. This In Focus article is an excerpt from her master thesis discussed, in March ...

Last update 7 Aug 2020
Picture of the participants in the meeting of Italian UNESCO Chiars, Group 1, Rome, 27 November 2019
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Meeting of Italian UNESCO Chairs Group 1 “Cultural identity, migration, human rights, development and health"

The UNESCO Chair “Human Rights, Democracy and Peace” of the University of Padova took part in the meeting of the Italian UNESCO Chairs, which was held on 27 November 2019 at University ...

Last update 16 Dec 2019

Appeal for peace in Syria

by the Human Rights Centre and the UNESCO Chair “Human Rights, Democracy and Peace” of the University of Padova, 14 October 2019 Stop immediately the Turkish unilateral military ...

Last update 21 Oct 2019
African migrant women on a boat

Women and Migration: between Violence, Discrimination and Intersectionality

Elena Galzignato, holds a master's degree in Human Rights and Multi-level Governance & International Relations obtained in the framework of the double degree programme established between ...

Last update 23 Sep 2019
Rescue of migrants in the Mediterranean sea
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The UN Refugee Agency expresses concern about the conversion into law of the security decree by the Italian Parliament

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is concerned about the Italian Parliament’s decision of 5th August 2019, to convert into law a security decree that imposes more severe penalties on boats and ...

Last update 21 Aug 2019
The official logo for UN constituted by the polar stereographic projection of the globe surrounded by two laurel branches
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Italy: UN experts condemn criminalisation of migrant rescues and threats to the independence of judiciary

GENEVA (18 July 2019) – UN human rights experts* have expressed grave concern over the detention and criminal proceedings in Italy against the German captain of the migrant rescue vessel ...

Last update 19 Jul 2019
The Council of Europe's Deputy Secretary General Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni and Ambassador Michele Giacomelli, Permanent Representative of Italy to the Council of Europe shake hands
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Council of Europe: Italy ratifies the Convention on the manipulation of sports competitions

Italy has ratified the Council of Europe Convention on the manipulation of sports competitions. The purpose of this Convention is to prevent, detect, punish and discipline the manipulation of ...

Last update 16 Jun 2019
Conference in preparation for High-level Political Forum 2019: “Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies: SDG 16 implementation and the path towards leaving no one behind”
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Italy hosts the United Nations Conference on peaceful, just and inclusive societies

It is underway until May 29th at the Farnesina the United Nations Conference “Peaceful, Just and inclusive Societies: SDG16 implementation and the path towards leaving no one behind” ...

Last update 31 May 2019
Mediterranea Saving Humans
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United Nations independent experts sent a letter to the Italian Government condemning a draft law by Italian Interior Minister to fine migrant rescuers

United Nations human rights experts Felipe González Morales, Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants; Nils Melzer, Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or ...

Last update 28 May 2019
Italian National Commission for UNESCO - Committee Education - Enterprises
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The Italian National Commission for UNESCO establishes an Education-Enterprise Committee

In compliance with UNESCO's role as leader in the implementation of objective 4 on inclusive quality education and lifelong learning opportunities for all as set out in 2030 Agenda on Sustainable ...

Last update 7 May 2019
Simona Lanzoni, elected for two consecutive terms as a member of the Group of Experts on Action against Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (GREVIO) of the Council of Europe
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Council of Europe: Simona Lanzoni of Italy re-elected as member of GREVIO

The Committee of the States Parties to the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (Istanbul Convention), which met on 1st April 2019 in ...

Last update 3 Apr 2019
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