Antigone is presenting its 17th annual report, entitled “Prison Beyond the Virus”. The report is based on direct observations of prison conditions by Antigone’s Observatory on prison conditions.
CILD learned that a Covid-positive Gambian man with an Italian residence permit had been transferred to a quarantine ship, with no prior notice. Dozens of similar cases of migrants being quarantined in this way soon emerged.
Although many people seem to support the idea of relinquishing some rights to protect public health, the Italian government must ensure that the systems are strong enough to not let these changes become permanent.
Many of us are OK with letting the government pause our freedoms temporarily, so long as this helps to stop the spread of coronavirus. But human rights also give us the tools to get our liberties back as soon as restrictions are no longer needed.
Italy’s highest court confirmed last Friday that the arrest of Carola Rackete in June was unlawful. To avoid similar mistakes happening in the future we need to reform the outdated Facilitation Directive.
On 14 November, the Rome Court of Assizes sentenced two national police officers to 12 years in prison for the unintentional murder of Stefano Cucchi.
Six prison officers working at the Lorusso and Cutugno prisons have been arrested in Turin, on suspicion of having repeatedly tortured prisoners between April 2017 and November 2018.
Europe’s microstates offer fun, sun, glitz and glamour. But some of them are also among Europe’s biggest rights violators, especially when it comes to women’s rights.
A bombshell audio recording has created a scandal in Italy, confirming rumors of a corrupt scheme involving Russia and tens of millions of euros in illicit oil sales.
The brutal campaign of kidnapping and murder spanned decades and involved six South American military dictatorships.