Human Rights Comment
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...
“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...
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...
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...
Letter to the Mayor of Rome
"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...
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....
Report by Thomas Hammarberg, Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe, following his visit to Italy CommDH(2011)26 / 7 septembre 2011
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
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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