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UN torture prevention body calls for vaccination programmes for people deprived of liberty
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Vaccination programmes for people deprived of liberty

The UN Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture(SPT) has called on States to ensure that people deprived of liberty are included in national vaccination programmes against COVID-19, and to continue ...

Last update 23 Aug 2021
Appeal for International Solidarity to Protect Freedom of Expression in Iraq
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Appeal for International Solidarity to Protect Freedom of Expression in Iraq

The Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative (ICSSI) launched the campaign "Protect Iraqi Human Rights Defenders Now!" to support freedom of expression and freedom of the press throughout all of ...

Last update 2 Jul 2021
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Council of Europe: Committee for the Prevention of Torture warns against impact of austerity measures on prison conditions

The Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) has issued a set of minimum requirements for conditions of detention in European prisons, concerned by the negative ...

Last update 14 May 2021
Guantanamo camp
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Close ‘disgraceful’ Guantánamo camp – UN experts urge incoming US administration

Exactly after 19 years after the establishment of the Guantánamo Bay detention camp, on 11 January 2021, the UN independent human rights experts urged the incoming United States ...

Last update 12 Jan 2021
Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, on the occasion of her first opening statement at the Human Rights Council
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Michelle Bachelet statement on the death penalty and torture for sexual crimes

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Thursday called on governments worldwide to redouble their efforts to prevent rape and other forms of sexual violence, improve access to ...

Last update 9 Nov 2020
Article 5 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
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Preventive Mechanisms in the Struggle against Torture: monitoring Places of Deprivation of Liberty to prevent Human Rights Violations

Sofia Antonelli, holds a master’s degree in Human Rights and Multi-level Governance from the University of Padova. She recently got another master’s degree in Prison Law and Constitution ...

Last update 10 Jan 2020
Panoramic photo of the building headquarters of the European Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg, France.
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European Court of Human Rights: Italy condemned three times for inhumane and degrading treatment

With three sentences released on the 26th October 2017, the European Court of Human Rights at Strasburg condemned Italy for not satisfactorily fulfilling its international obligations with ...

Last update 13 Nov 2017
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Council of Europe anti-torture Committee publishes report on Italy

The Council of Europe's Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) has published on 8th September 2017 the report on its last periodic ...

Last update 20 Sep 2017
Political world map: states coloured in dark green have already ratified OPCAT, states in light green have signed, but not yet ratified OPCAT.
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National Ombudsperson for the Rights of Persons Detained or Deprived of their Liberty: Hearing at the UN in Geneva

A delegation of the National Ombudsperson for the Rights of Persons Detained or Deprived of their Liberty, composed of the President Mauro Palma and the Head of the Unit on National and ...

Last update 7 Aug 2017
Headquarters of the Council of Europe, Strasbourg (France).
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Council of Europe: Commissioner for Human Rights urges Italian Parliament to adopt a law on torture which is fully compliant with international human rights standards

On the 16th June 2017, the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe, Nils Muižnieks, sent a letter to all members of the Italian Parliament with which he expressed particular ...

Last update 24 Jul 2017
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National Ombudsperson for the Rights of Detainees: Presentation of First Activities Report for First Year of Mandate, Rome, March 21st 2017

The National Ombudsperson for the Protection of the Rights of Persons Deprived of their Liberty will present his first report to the Parliament on the activities developed during the first ...

Last update 5 Mar 2017
Soulaf Abas, 249, 250, 251, 252, oil on canvas. 12"x 16", 2013
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Photography exhibition “Codename: Caesar. Syrian detainees – victims of torture” at the Human Rights Centre

The inauguration of the exhibition "Codename: Caesar. Syrian detainees - victims of torture" will take place at the University Human Rights Centre on Thursday 16th March 2017, at 17.00.  The ...

Last update 14 Mar 2017
Panoramic photo of the building headquarters of the European Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg, France.
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European Court of Human Rights: Italy violated the ECHR allowing the CIA’s abduction and extrajudicial transfer to Egypt of the imam Abu Omar

On the 23rd February 2016, with the Chamber judgment in the case of Nasr and Ghali v. Italy, the European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been: with regard to Mr Nasr: a ...

Last update 28 Feb 2016
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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 a seven-day visit which aimed at assessing the ...

Last update 8 Oct 2015
The official logo for UN constituted by the polar stereographic projection of the globe surrounded by two laurel branches
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United Nations: visit in Italy of the Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture, 16-22 September 2015

The Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT), a treaty body in the United Nations human rights system with the mandate focused on prevention of torture and ill treatment, established a date for ...

Last update 16 Jul 2015