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Rescue of migrants in the Mediterranean sea

The controversial Italian approach towards migration flows from Libya: from pullbacks to the support of humanitarian corridors

Beatrice Goretti 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 ...

Last update 26 Mar 2024
Refugees ship
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UN Human Rights Committee: in 2013 Italy failed to rescue more than 200 migrants

According to the UN Human Rights Committee, in 2013 Italy failed to respond promptly to various distress calls from the sinking boat and protect the right to life of more than 200 migrants who were ...

Last update 2 Feb 2021
Amnesty International Italy: FASE 1 tra discriminazione e buone prassi

Civil society organisations and networks

Amnesty International Phase 1: the implementation of lockdown measures in Italy during the pandemic, amid discrimination and good practices (italian), 23 July 2020.  A guide for Europe: ...

Last update 30 Nov 2020
Yoomi Renström, Rapporteur of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe
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Congress of Local and Regional Authorities Rapporteur calls for solidarity with local authorities to urgently remedy refugee situation after Moria fires

Against the background of the devastating fires in the “Moria Reception and Identification Centre” on the Greek island of Lesbos, Yoomi Renström, Rapporteur of the Congress of Local ...

Last update 1 Oct 2020
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100 scholarships for refugee students with international protection - Deadline: 30th July 2020

The Italian Ministry of Interior offers 100 scholarships for the A.Y. 2020/21 to refugee students who obtained international protection in Italy by 30th July 2020, in ...

Last update 16 Jul 2020
Proposta di Pace “Noi siriani”
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An alternative to war, terror and dying in silence. A peace proposal born from Syrian refugees in Lebanon

On Wednesday, 15 July 2020 at 17:30, it will be held an online seminar dedicated to the war in Syria and to the peace proposal, prepared by Syrian refugees in Lebanon. After almost 10 years of the ...

Last update 13 Jul 2020
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Council of Europe and UNHCR: new course on the Alternatives to immigration detention

On the occasion of World Refugee Day on 20 June, the Council of Europe launched a HELP/UNHCR free online course on Alternatives to Immigration Detention with the aim of supporting legal and ...

Last update 29 Jun 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 26 Mar 2024
Nazioni Unite: Giornata mondiale del rifugiato, 20 giugno 2019
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Call for applications for Project University Corridors for Refugees

In cooperation with UNHCR, the University of Padua offers 2 scholarships for the A.Y. 2020/21 to refugee students from Ethiopia. The project University Corridors for Refugees (UNICORE) 2.0 is ...

Last update 23 Apr 2020
Scholars at Risk Network
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University of Trento - Call for the selections for the awarding of no. 2 research fellowships within the "Temporary Protection Project SAR-UniTrento"

The University of Trento (Italy) takes part in the international network "Scholars at Risks" (SAR), which aims at promoting academic freedom and at providing support for scholars worldwide who are ...

Last update 11 Sep 2019
UNHCR, Welcome Project
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UNHCR awards a recognition to Italian companies engaged in the labour inclusion of refugees

Recognizing the potential of the private sector’s active involvement in the realization of an effective inclusion of refugees in the Italian society, starting from 2017 UNHCR will award a ...

Last update 13 Aug 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
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
Image of the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights
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Council of Europe: the Commissioner for Human Rights addressed a letter to Italy calling to ensure the human rights of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants

The Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe, Dunja Mijatović, addressed a letter to the Prime Minister of Italy, Giuseppe Conte requesting the Italian government to clarify the ...

Last update 15 Feb 2019
Transnational Institute, cover of the report "The shrinking space for solidarity with migrants and refugees:How the European Union and Member States target and criminalize defenders of the rights of people on the move"
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Transnational Institute: published a report on the criminalization of solidarity

The Transnational Institute has published “The shrinking space for solidarity with migrants and refugees: how the European Union and Member States target and criminalize defenders of the ...

Last update 17 Oct 2018