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Italian Yearbook of Human Rights 2015

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Edited By Interdepartmental Centre on Human Rights

The Italian Yearbook of Human Rights 2015 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 2015 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 2014 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 2014: the Challenge of National/International Constitutional Synergism» is the focus of the introductory section of the Yearbook. The complex network of monitoring actions carried out by the supranational bodies, and the relative reporting requirements Italy must meet, can only be viewed in the context of reciprocal exchange and strengthening between the provisions enshrined in the national Constitution and international human rights law.
The Italian Agenda of Human Rights 2015 represents an updated orientation tool intended to support the commitment taken by the Italian Government in the framework of the second Universal Periodic Review (October 2014) before the UN Human Rights Council.

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AGCM Regulatory Authority for Electricity and Gas (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 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 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 CoE Council of Europe 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 CRC Convention on the Rights of the Child CRPD Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities CSDP Common Security and Defence Policy of the European Union Italian Yearbook of Human Rights 2015 12 D.p.c.m. Decree of the President of the Council of Ministers (Decreto del Presidente del Consiglio dei Ministri) D.p.r. Decree of the President of the Republic (Decreto del Presidente della Repubblica) ECHR European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms ECJ Court of Justice of the European Union ECOSOC United Nations Economic and Social Council...

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