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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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Andrea Cofelice, MA in Institutions and Policies of Human Rights and Peace, University of Padua. PhD Candidate in Political Science – Compara- tive and European Politics, University of Siena. Paola Degani, Aggregate Professor of Human Rights and Women Con- dition in the Master’s Degree Programme in Institutions and Policies of Human Rights and Peace at the University of Padua. In the same University, she also teaches Public Policies and Human Rights. Pietro de Perini, MA in Institutions and Policies of Human Rights and Peace, University of Padua. PhD Candidate, Department of International Politics, City University London. Paolo De Stefani, Aggregate Professor of International Protection of Human Rights in the Master’s Degree Programme in Institutions and Policies of Human Rights and Peace at the University of Padua. In the same University he also teaches International Criminal and Humanitarian Law. He is National Director for Italy of the European Master in Human Rights and Democratisation (E.MA). Marco Mascia, Associate Professor of International Relations and Jean Monnet Chair in Political System of the European Union at the University of Padua. In the same University he is Director of the Interdepartmental Centre on Human Rights and the Rights of Peoples, Chair of the Master’s Degree Programme in Institutions and Policies of Human Rights and Peace, Coordinator of the European Centre of Excellence Jean Monnet. Antonio Papisca, Professor Emeritus of the University of Padua where he teaches International Organisation of Human Rights and Peace in the Master’s Degree in Institutions and Policies of Human Rights and...

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