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Italian Yearbook of Human Rights 2011

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Edited By Centro interdipartimentale di ricera

The legal and political significance of human rights has increased enormously all over the world. The Italian Yearbook of Human Rights 2011 provides a dynamic picture of laws, institutions, policies and case law that have implemented international human rights norms in Italy over the past few years, particularly in 2010. The volume has four main sections, which concern respectively: Italy’s adaptation to international human rights law; the human rights infrastructure both at national and sub-national levels; Italy in dialogue with the international machinery; and national, European and international case law.
The Yearbook is the first volume in a series edited by the Centre for Human Rights and the Rights of Peoples of the University of Padua, in cooperation with the UNESCO Chair in Human Rights, Democracy and Peace at the same University. The Centre, founded in 1982 with the support of the Region of Veneto, carries out research and training programmes according to an interdisciplinary approach. It hosts the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence on intercultural dialogue and human rights and edits the quarterly journal Pace diritti umani/Peace human rights. The Centre also works in cooperation with the European Commission, the Council of Europe, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and UNESCO, as well as with civic organizations, schools and local authorities.
The editors of the Italian Yearbook of Human Rights 2011 include Andrea Cofelice, Pietro De Perini, Paola Degani, Paolo De Stefani, Marco Mascia, Antonio Papisca (coordinator) and Claudia Pividori.

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AGCOM The Communications Regulatory Authority (Autorità per le garanzie nelle comunicazioni) AISE External Intelligence and Security Agency (Agenzia Informazioni e Sicurezza Esterna) ANCI Association of Italian Municipalities CARA Reception Centre for Asylum Seekers (Centro di accoglienza per richiedenti asilo) CAT Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment CDA Reception Centre (Centro di accoglienza) CEDAW Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women CFREU Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union CFSP Common Foreign and Security Policy of the European Union CICLOPE Inter-Ministerial Committee for the Coordination of the Fight against Paedophilia (Comitato interministeriale di coordinamento per la lotta alla pedofilia) CIDU Inter-Ministerial Committee for Human Rights (Comitato interministeriale per i diritti umani) CIE Identification and Expulsion Centre (Centro di Identificazione ed Espulsione) C.l. Constitutional law (Legge costituzionale) CM Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe CNEL National Council on Economy and Labour (Consiglio nazionale dell’economia e del lavoro) CoE Council of Europe COHOM Human Rights Working Group of the Council of the European Union CPED International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance CPT European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment CPTA Centres for Temporary Stay and Assistance (Centri di permanenza temporanea e assistenza) CRC Convention on the Rights of the Child Italian Yearbook of Human Rights 12 CRPD Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities CSDP Common Security and Defence Policy of the European Union DG Directorate-General D.p.c.m....

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