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Panoramic photo of the building headquarters of the European Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg, France.
[Events and Updates]

European Court of Human Rights: Italy condemned for torture for the facts occurred during the G8 summit in Genoa in 2001

With the judgment issued on 7 April 2015 in the case of Cestaro v. Italy (application no. 6884/11), the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) condemned Italy for the violation of both the ...

Last update 13 Apr 2015
Amnesty International UK held a mass demostration in Downing Street, calling on the UK government not to turn a blind eye to torture
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United Nations: UN Subcommittee on prevention of torture announced country visits for 2015 in Guatemala, Italy, Nauru and the Philippines

On 26th November 2014, the UN Subcommittee on prevention of torture (SPT) announced that Guatemala, Italy, Nauru and the Philippines are among the countries it plans to visit in 2015. The ...

Last update 3 Dec 2014
A jail's window
[Institutional Contents]

Extreme sentences: life sentence and torture. A critical analysis of punishments

Ristretti Orizzonti, the University of Padua and the Association Antigone carry out two seminars on life sentence and torture in order to start a debate for a more human and fair criminal justice ...

Last update 8 Apr 2016
[Publications]

Dichiarazione di Milano-Bicocca sulla prevenzione della tortura

Documentazione (2013)

Documentazione

Last update 30 Jun 2015
Nimba county prison inmate looks through a window of a cell, Liberia, 2008
[Events and Updates]

Council of Europe: a survey highlights the problem of prison overcrowding in Italy and in Europe

The Council of Europe has published its 2011 penal statistics survey (SPACE I). The report, written every year by the Institute of Criminology and Criminal Law of Lausanne University, draws out the ...

Last update 22 May 2013
House of Representatives
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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 and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment (OPCAT) was ...

Last update 31 Oct 2012
Libra and gavel as a simbol of justice
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The Justice Commission of the Italian Senate approves the Bill for the introduction of the crime of torture in the Italian criminal code

On September 12th 2012, the "Justice" Commission of the Italian Senate has approved the Bill on the introduction of the crime of torture within the Italian criminal code. The law ...

Last update 17 Sep 2012
Palazzo Madama facade, Senato della Reppublica
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The Foreign Affairs Commission of the Italian Senate approves the Bill for the ratification of the Optional Protocol to the UN Convention against torture

On August 7th 2012, the Bill on the ratification of the Optional Protocol to the United Nations Convention against torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment ...

Last update 18 Sep 2012
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[Institutional Contents]

Annual meeting of Contact Persons

Meeting programme   Monday, 16 November 2009 Arrival of participants at the European Youth Centre (Zivatar u. 1-3, 1024 Budapest)     20.30 ...

Last update 14 Sep 2010
Institutional logo of the Council of Europe, founded 5 May 1949 by 10 founding States. Today the Council of Europe, with its offices in Strasbourg, France, assembles together 47 Member States of the Continental Europe.
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Collaborations with the Council of Europe

From 2008 to 2010, the Human Rights Centre of the University of Padua collaborated with the Council of Europe on two Projects (referred to as “Peer-to-Peer Projects”) co-financed by the ...

Last update 29 Mar 2019
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Debriefing Papers

In the framework of the collaboration between the Human Rights Centre and the Council of Europe, the following debriefing papers have been published. They refer to the several workshops and seminars ...

Last update 29 Mar 2019
Insignia of Italian Republic
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Public meeting on the Italian Parliament's Prospects of Ratification and Implementation of the Optional Protocol to the UN Convention against Torture (OPCAT)

The working languages of the public meeting were English and Italian.  Information and attachments about this event are available in both English and Italian in the Italian version of the ...

Last update 29 Mar 2019
Cover of the European Committee Report for the prevention of torture in occasion of its fifth periodic visit to Italy, 14-26 September 2008
[Events and Updates]

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 April 20th 2010 the report on its fifth periodic visit to ...

Last update 28 Apr 2010
Four workers laying down 4 of the 12 stars of a large representation of the flag of the Council of Europe during a celebration.
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1st Thematic NPM Workshop on “The role of NPMs in preventing ill-treatment in psychiatric institutions”

This event is the first thematic workshop which will be organised within the framework of the so-called “European NPM Project”, financed jointly by the Council of Europe and the European Union, ...

Last update 28 Apr 2010