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Italian Yearbook of Human Rights 2014

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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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Research and Editorial Committee

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Andrea Cofelice, MA in Institutions and Policies of Human Rights and Peace, University of Padua. PhD Candidate in Political Science – Comparative and European Politics, University of Siena.

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 Degree Course in Political Science, International Relations and Human Rights 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 University Human Rights Centre and Director of the Master’s Degree Programme in Human Rights and Multi-level Governance.

Antonio Papisca, Professor Emeritus of the University of Padua and UNESCO Chair in “Human Rights, Democracy and Peace”, he promoted in 1982 the establishment of the Human Rights Centre within the University of Padua. In the period between 1994 and 2002 he has been member of the Italian Inter-Ministerial Committee for Human Rights at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and of the Italian Human Rights Commission at the Presidency of the Council of Ministers.

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