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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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AGCM National Competition Authority (Autorità garante della concorrenza e del mercato) AGCOM The Communications Regulatory Authority (Autorità per le garanzie nelle comunicazioni) ANCI National Association of Italian Municipalities (Associazione Nazionale dei Comuni Italiani) C.l. Constitutional law (Legge costituzionale) 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) CM Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe CNEL National Economy and Labour Council (Consiglio nazionale dell’economia e del lavoro) CoE Council of Europe COHOM Human Rights Working Group of the Council of the European Union Italian Yearbook of Human Rights 2013 12 COJUR Working Group on Public International Law of the Council of the European Union COJUR-ICC COJUR sub-area devoted to the International Criminal Court CPED International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance CPSA Centre for First Aid and Reception (Centri di primo soccorso e accoglienza) CPT European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment CPTA...

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