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Italian Yearbook of Human Rights 2014


Edited By Marco Mascia

The Italian Yearbook of Human Rights 2014, the fourth 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 the international level.
The 2014 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 international and national case-law that casts light on Italy’s position vis-à-vis internationally recognised human rights.
«Italy and human rights in 2013: the challenges of social justice and the right to peace» is the focus of the introductory section of the Yearbook. With a view on the second Universal Periodic Review of Italy before the Human Rights Council, the Italian Agenda of Human Rights 2014, intended to be an orientation tool with regards to immediate and longterm measures that should be taken to ensure human rights for all in the Country, is integrated by an analysis of the status of implementation of the recommendations made to Italy during the first Universal Periodic Review (2010).
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Region of Veneto

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has been operating organically for the promotion of human rights, the culture of peace and international cooperation, ever since 1988, the year when the first specific law on such issues was adopted (regional law 30 March 1988, No. 18). During the same year, the Regional Council established the Ombudsperson (r.l. 28/1988) and the Ombudsperson for Children and Adolescents (r.l. 42/1988). In 1999, regional law 18/1988 was replaced by the current r.l. 16 December 1999, No. 55, on “Regional measures for the promotion of human rights, a culture of peace, development cooperation and solidarity”. With r.l. 24 December 2013, No. 37, the Region has established the post of Regional Ombudsperson for the Rights of the Person who will integrate the functions of the Ombudsperson, of the Ombudsperson for Children and Adolescents as well as those of promotion and protection of the rights of persons deprived of their liberty. In the context of the Regional Government, issues concerning human rights pertain to the Councillor on Economy, Development, Research and Innovation, Marialuisa Coppola. Measures and activities concerning international relations and development cooperation respond directly to the Regional Governor, Luca Zaia, assisted by the Minister Plenipotentiary Stefano Beltrame.

In virtue of r.l. 55/1999, the Committee on Human Rights and the Culture of Peace (articles 12–13) and the Committee on Development Cooperation (articles 14–15) operate to fulfil their mandate of formulating three-year programmes and annual plans of implementation according to their respective areas of competence and intervention. In addition, the law...

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