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Italian Yearbook of Human Rights 2014

A cura di  AA.VV. (2014)

Tipologia pubblicazione

: Annuario italiano dei diritti umani

Casa editrice

: Peter Lang International Academic Publishers


: Bruxelles


: 431


: 978-2-87574-217-9


: EN


The Italian Yearbook of Human Rights 2014, the fourth in the series, provides a dynamic and up-to-date overview of the measures Italy has taken to adapt its legislation and policies to international human rights law and to comply with commitments voluntarily assumed by the Italian Government at the international level.

The 2014 Yearbook surveys the activities of the relevant national and local Italian actors, including governmental bodies, civil society organisations and universities. It also presents reports and recommendations that have been addressed to Italy by international monitoring bodies within the framework of the United Nations, the Council of Europe and the European Union.Finally, the Yearbook provides a selection of international and national case-law that casts light on Italy's position vis-a-vis internationally recognised human rights. "Italy and human rights in 2013: the challenges of social justice and the right to peace" is the focus of the introductory section of the Yearbook.

With a view on the second Universal Periodic Review of Italy before the Human Rights Council, the Italian Agenda of Human Rights 2014, intended to be an orientation tool with regards to immediate and long term measures that should be taken to ensure human rights for all in the Country, is integrated by an analysis of the status of implementation of the recommendations made to Italy during the first Universal Periodic Review (2010).

Table of Contents

List of Acronyms

Italy and Human Rights in 2013: the Challenges of Social Justice and the Right to Peace
I. Regulatory and Infrastructural Human Rights Situation
II. Implementation of International Obligations and Commitments: Implementation of ECtHR Case-law
III. Adoption and Implementation of Policies
IV. Structure of the 2014 Yearbook

UPR: Towards the Second Cycle of the Universal Periodic Review

Italian Agenda of Human Rights 2014

Part I. Implementation of International Human Rights Law in Italy

International Human Rights Law
I. Legal Instruments of the United Nations
II. Legal Instruments on Disarmament and Non-proliferation
III. Legal Instruments of the Council of Europe
IV. European Union Law

Italian Law
I. The Constitution of the Italian Republic
II. National Legislation
III. Municipal, Provincial and Regional Statutes
IV. Regional Laws

Part II. The Human Rights Infrastructure in Italy

National Bodies with Jurisdiction over Human Rights
I. Parliamentary Bodies
II. Prime Minister’s Office (Presidency)
III. Ministry of Foreign Affairs
IV. Ministry of Labour and Social Policies
V. Ministry of Justice
VI. Judicial Authorities
VII. National Economy and Labour Council (CNEL)
VIII. Independent Authorities
IX. Non-governmental Organisations
X. Human Rights Teaching and Research in Italian Universities

Sub-national Human Rights Structures
I. Peace Human Rights Offices in Municipalities, Provinces and Regions
II. Ombudspersons in the Italian Regions and Provinces
III. National Coordinating Body of Ombudspersons
IV. Network of Ombudspersons for Children and Adolescents
V. National Coordinating Network of Ombudspersons for the Rights of Detainees
VI. National Coordinating Body of Local Authorities for Peace and Human Rights
VII. Archives and Other Regional Projects for the Promotion of a Culture of Peace and Human Rights

Region of Veneto
I. Regional Department for International Relations
II. Committee for Human Rights and the Culture of Peace
III. Committee for Development Cooperation
IV. Regional Archive “Pace Diritti Umani – Peace Human Rights”
V. Venice for Peace Research Foundation
VI. Ombudsperson for Children and Adolescents
VII. Ombudsperson
VIII. Regional Commission for Equal Opportunities between Men and Women
IX. Regional Observatory on Social Policies
X. Regional Observatory on Immigration


Part III. Italy in Dialogue withInternational Human Rights Institutions

The United Nations System
I. General Assembly
II. Human Rights Council
III. High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
IV. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
V. Human Rights Treaty Bodies
VI. Specialised United Nations Agencies, Programmes and Funds
VII. International Organisations with Permanent Observer Status at the General Assembly

Council of Europe
I. Parliamentary Assembly
II. Committee of Ministers
III. European Court of Human Rights
IV. Committee for the Prevention of Torture
V. European Committee of Social Rights
VI. Commissioner for Human Rights
VII. European Commission against Racism and Intolerance
VIII. Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities
IX. European Commission for Democracy through Law
X. Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings
XI. Group of States against Corruption

European Union
I. European Parliament
II. European Commission
III. Council of the European Union
IV. Court of Justice of the European Union
V. European External Action Service
VI. Special Representative for Human Rights
VII. Fundamental Rights Agency
VIII. European Ombudsman
IX. European Data Protection Supervisor

Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe
I. Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR)
II. High Commissioner on National Minorities
III. OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media
IV. Special Representative and Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings

International Humanitarian and Criminal Law
I. Adapting to International Humanitarian and Criminal Law
II. The Italian Contribution to Peace-keeping and Other International Missions


Part IV. National andInternational Case-law

Human Rights in Italian Case-law
I. Dignity of the Person and Principles of Biolaw
II. Asylum and International Protection
III. Discrimination
IV. Rights of Persons with Disabilities
V. Social Rights
VI. Laws Affecting Individual Rights with Retroactive Effect
VII. Immigration
VIII. Right to Privacy, Right to Property
IX. Children’s Rights
X. Fair Trial and Pinto Law
XI. Torture, Prison Conditions, Rights of Detainees
XII. Criminal Matters

Italy in the Case-law of the European Court of Human Rights
I. Pilot Judgments and Related Cases
II. Other Cases Decided by the Chambers and Committees of the Court

Italy in the Case-law of the Court of Justice of the European Union

Legal Approach to the Chairperson-Rapporteur’s Draft Declaration in Light of the Current Debate on the Right of Peoples to Peace

Table of Cases
Research and Editorial Committee

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