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Human Rights Comment

Access to registered same-sex partnerships: it’s a question of equality

21/02/2017 Strasbourg

There is a growing trend in Europe and beyond towards granting same-sex couples legal recognition for their relationships, which confers certain specific protections. The first country to provide “registered partnerships” was Denmark in 1989, while The Netherlands was first to adopt same-sex...

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Letter

European countries must stop forced evictions of Roma

headline 16/02/2016 Strasbourg

“Many Roma continue to face serious forms of discrimination and human rights violations by authorities at both national and local levels. In particular, forced evictions without due process and provision of adequate alternative housing continue unabated across Europe, in violation of member...

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Opinion article

Defamation in Italy : a draft law to be changed

Il Corriere della Sera 08/06/2014

In an opinion editorial published today on the Italian newspaper Il Corriere della Sera, the Commissioner, the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media and the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, called on the Italian Senate...

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Letter to the Mayor of Rome

Press release by Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, on his letter addressed to the Mayor of Rome Letter of Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, to the Mayor of Rome, Ignazio Marino Reply of the Municipal Counselor for Social Affairs of...

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Letter to the Mayor of Rome

The municipality of Rome should step up its support to Roma and refugees

11/12/2013 Strasbourg

"The situation of Roma and refugees in Italy is a long-standing concern. Local authorities, including in Rome, have an important role to play in improving the living conditions of these people," said today Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, while releasing a letter...

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Italy needs to speed up court proceedings and improve the treatment of Roma and migrants

Strasbourg, 18/9/2012 - "Lengthy proceedings and the treatment of Roma and migrants in Italy raise serious human rights concerns" said today Nils Muižnieks, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, releasing a report based on the findings of his visit to Italy carried out on 3-6 July....

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Report on visit to Italy

Report by Thomas Hammarberg, Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe, following his visit to Italy CommDH(2011)26 / 7 septembre 2011

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Letter to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Italy

Letter from the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights to Mr Franco Frattini, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Italy CommDH(2010)23 / 06 July 2010

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Migrants’ rights: Commissioner Hammarberg publishes two letters to Italy and Malta

Strasbourg, 10/12/2009 – The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Thomas Hammarberg, published today two letters he sent last August to the Minister of Interior of Italy, Roberto Maroni, and to the Minister for Justice and Home Affairs, of Malta Carmelo Mifsud Bonnici. The...

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Letter to the Minister of the Interior of Italy

Letter from the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights to Mr Roberto Maroni, Minister of the Interior of the Republic of Italy, concerning migrants' rights CommDH(2009)40 / 10 December 2009

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