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Italian Yearbook of Human Rights 2016

by Centro di Ateneo per i Diritti Umani (Volume editor)
Edited Collection 290 Pages
Series: Human Right Studies, Volume 7

Summary

The Italian Yearbook of Human Rights 2016 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 2016 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 in 2015 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-à-vis internationally recognised human rights.
"Italy and Human Rights in 2015: Universal Ethics, Good Governance and Political Realism" is the focus of the introductory section of the Yearbook. Starting with the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights, international human rights law plunged onto the world stage with very specific principles and rules, which represent so many points that are essential not only for the legality but also for the sustainability of the political agenda. The universal code of human rights, widely ratified by Italy, presses for a continuous commitment to perfecting the legal order, which has immediate significance for the good governance agenda.
The Italian Agenda of Human Rights 2016 represents an updated orientation tool with regards the main initiatives to be undertaken on the legislative, infrastructural and policy-making fronts in order to strengthen the Italian system for promoting and protecting human rights.

Table Of Contents

  • Cover
  • Title
  • Copyright
  • Authors
  • About the book
  • This eBook can be cited
  • Table of Contents
  • List of Acronyms
  • Italy and Human Rights in 2015: Universal Ethics, Good Governance and Political Realism
  • Italian Agenda of Human Rights 2016
  • Structure of the 2016 Yearbook
  • 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 and International Cooperation
  • IV. Ministry of Labour and Social Policies
  • V. Ministry of Justice
  • VI. Judicial Authorities
  • VII. Independent Authorities
  • VIII. Non-governmental Organisations
  • IX. 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 Section 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 the Rights of the Person
  • VII. Regional Commission for Equal Opportunities between Men and Women
  • VIII. Regional Observatory on Immigration
  • Part III. Italy in Dialogue with International 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
  • XII. Group of Experts on action against Violence against Women and Domestic Violence
  • 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 (FRA)
  • VIII. European Ombudsman
  • IX. European Data Protection Supervisor
  • Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)
  • 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
  • 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 and International Case-law
  • Human Rights in Italian Case-law
  • I. Aspects of the Relationship between Italian Justice and ECtHR Case-law
  • II. Immunity of Foreign States and Crimes against the Dignity of the Person
  • III. Dignity of the Person and Principles of Biolaw
  • IV. Associative and Political Rights
  • V. Asylum and International Protection
  • VI. Discrimination
  • VII. Rights of Persons with Disabilities
  • VIII. Social Rights
  • IX. Immigration
  • X. Right to a Private Life, Immunity, Right to Property
  • XI. Children’s Rights
  • XII. Pinto Act
  • XIII. Criminal Matters
  • Italy in the Case-law of the European Court of Human Rights
  • I. Torture, Collective Expulsions, Prison Conditions
  • II. Non-retroactive Nature of Criminal Law, Right to Liberty, Right to Life
  • III. Property Rights, Fair Trial
  • IV. Private and Family Life, Freedom of Expression
  • Italy in the Case-law of the Court of Justice of the European Union
  • I. Custodial Sentences in Cases of Illegal Re-entry into the National Territory
  • II. Fees for the Issue and Renewal of Long-term Residence Permits
  • Index
  • Table of Cases
  • Research and Editorial Committee

Italian Yearbook of Human Rights 2016

Italian Yearbook of Human Rights

Director

Antonio Papisca

Research and editorial committee

Andrea Cofelice, Pietro de Perini,
Paolo De Stefani, Marco Mascia,
Antonio Papisca, Claudia Pividori

Editors

University Human Rights Centre

University of Padova

via Martiri della Libertà, 2

35137 Padua

tel. 049.8271817; fax 049.8271816

centro.dirittiumani@unipd.it

www.italianhumanrightsyearbook.eu

http://unipd-centrodirittiumani.it/en/

About the book

The Italian Yearbook of Human Rights 2016 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 2016 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 in 2015 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-à-vis internationally recognised human rights.

“Italy and Human Rights in 2015: Universal Ethics, Good Governance and Political Realism” is the focus of the introductory section of the Yearbook. Starting with the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights, international human rights law plunged onto the world stage with very specific principles and rules, which represent so many points that are essential not only for the legality but also for the sustainability of the political agenda. The universal code of human rights, widely ratified by Italy, presses for a continuous commitment to perfecting the legal order, which has immediate significance for the good governance agenda.

The Italian Agenda of Human Rights 2016 represents an updated orientation tool with regards the main initiatives to be undertaken on the legislative, infrastructural and policy-making fronts in order to strengthen the Italian system for promoting and protecting human rights.

The Yearbook is edited by the University Centre for Human Rights of the University of Padova, in cooperation with the UNESCO Chair in Human Rights, Democracy and Peace of the same University. The Centre, established in 1982 with the support of the Region of Veneto, carries out research and education following a global and interdisciplinary approach.

This eBook can be cited

This edition of the eBook can be cited. To enable this we have marked the start and end of a page. In cases where a word straddles a page break, the marker is placed inside the word at exactly the same position as in the physical book. This means that occasionally a word might be bifurcated by this marker.

Table of Contents

List of Acronyms

Italy and Human Rights in 2015: Universal Ethics, Good Governance and Political Realism

Italian Agenda of Human Rights 2016

Structure of the 2016 Yearbook

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 and International Cooperation

IV. Ministry of Labour and Social Policies

V. Ministry of Justice

VI. Judicial Authorities

VII. Independent Authorities

VIII. Non-governmental Organisations

IX. Human Rights Teaching and Research in Italian Universities ←7 | 8→

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 Section 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

Details

Pages
290
ISBN (PDF)
9782807601468
ISBN (ePUB)
9782807601475
ISBN (MOBI)
9782807601482
ISBN (Softcover)
9782807601321
Language
English
Publication date
2016 (September)
Published
Bruxelles, Bern, Berlin, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2016. 287 pp., num. graphs and tables

Biographical notes

Centro di Ateneo per i Diritti Umani (Volume editor)

The Yearbook is edited by the University Centre for Human Rights of the University of Padua, in cooperation with the UNESCO Chair in Human Rights, Democracy and Peace of the same University. The Centre, established in 1982 with the support of the Region of Veneto, carries out research and education following a global and interdisciplinary approach.

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