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Italian Yearbook of Human Rights 2013

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The Italian Yearbook of Human Rights 2013, the third in the series, 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 an international level.
The 2013 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 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 examples from international and national case-law which cast light on Italy’s position vis-à-vis internationally recognised human rights.
The introductory section of the Yearbook, entitled «Italy and human rights in 2012: a suffering year for economic, social and cultural rights», reminds States of their duty to equally protect all human rights – civil, political, economic, social and cultural – stressing the fact that the right to work is a fundamental human right and not a mere philosophical principle.
With a view on the second UPR of Italy before the Human Rights Council, that will take place in 2014, the Italian Agenda of Human Rights focuses on immediate and long-term measures that should be taken to ensure human rights for all in the Country.
The Yearbook is edited by the University Human Rights Centre 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. It hosts the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence on intercultural dialogue, human rights and multi-level governance.

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List of Acronyms .................................................................................. 11 Italy and Human Rights in 2012. A Suffering Year for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights ......................................... 17 I. Legislative Progress and Institutional Weaknesses: the Regulatory and Infrastructural Level of Human Rights in Italy ............................................................. 21 II. Fulfilment of International Obligations and Commitments: Concurrence and Resistance .................... 25 III. Adoption and Implementation of Human Rights Policies: Old Problems and Scarce Resources ....................................... 27 IV. Structure of the 2013 Yearbook ............................................... 30 Italian Agenda of Human Rights 2013: towards the 2014 UPR ...... 33 PART I IMPLEMENTATION OF INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS LAW IN ITALY International Human Rights Law ...................................................... 41 I. Legal Instruments of the United Nations ................................. 42 II. Legal Instruments on Disarmament and Non-proliferation...... 51 III. Legal Instruments of the Council of Europe ............................ 53 IV. European Union Law .............................................................. 61 Italian Law ........................................................................................... 65 I. The Constitution of the Italian Republic .................................. 65 II. National Legislation ................................................................ 66 III. Municipal, Provincial and Regional Statutes ........................... 70 IV. Regional Laws .......................................................................... 71 PART II THE HUMAN RIGHTS INFRASTRUCTURE IN ITALY National Bodies with Jurisdiction over Human Rights .................... 79 I. Parliamentary Bodies ............................................................... 80 II. Prime Minister’s Office (Presidency) ...................................... 97 III. Ministry of Foreign Affairs .................................................... 102 8 IV. Ministry of Labour and Social Policies ................................ 105 V. Ministry of Justice ................................................................ 110 VI. Judicial Authorities ............................................................... 110 VII. National Economy and Labour Council (CNEL) ................. 111 VIII. Independent Authorities ....................................................... 112 IX. Non-governmental Organisations ......................................... 119 X. Human Rights Teaching and Research in Italian Universities ........................................................... 120 Sub-national Human Rights Structures ......................................... 129 I. Peace Human Rights Offices in Municipalities, Provinces and Regions ......................................................... 129 II. Ombudspersons in the Italian Regions and...

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