The first round has been won by the dockers and the pacifist associations. And the suspicious part of the cargo, which could be used for warmongering, will not leave the port of Genoa.
The European Court of Human Rights has once again found Italy guilty of violating Article 3 of the Convention on Human Rights , which prohibits torture and inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
Italy still doesn't have the crime of torture in its criminal code, despite strong condemnation from courts and human rights activists for the severe abuses that occurred during the Genoa G8.
The death of young protester Carlo Giuliani during the Genoa G8 summit in 2001 opened a wound in Italian society that seems impossible to heal.
After condemnation by the Court of Human Rights, Italy appears close to adding the crime of torture into its penal code. An Italian NGO's petition in support of this has already gathered nearly 50,000 signatures.