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Il Corriere della Sera
Opinion article

Defamation in Italy : a draft law to be changed

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 to amend the current draft law on defamation. “To better reflect both national and international...

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 the City of Rome, Rita Cutini, to the letter of the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights,...
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 addressed to the Mayor of Rome, Mr Ignazio Marino. The letter draws the Mayor's attention to two...

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. "It is high time that durable solutions be found to the excessive length of court proceedings,...

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

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

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 Commissioner's letters refer to that month's incident involving a boat which set off from Libya with more than...

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

"Italy should eradicate discrimination and xenophobia and improve its migration policy" says Commissioner Hammarberg

[16/04/09] "Although efforts have been undertaken, serious concerns remain about the situation of Roma, migration policy and practice, and the non-respect of binding interim measures requested by the European Court of Human Rights" said today Thomas Hammarberg, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, presenting his report on Italy. "The authorities should condemn more firmly all...

Report on visit to Italy

Report by Thomas Hammarberg, Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe, following his visit to Italy (13-15 January 2009) CommDH(2009)16 / 16 April 2009
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