An HFHR client filed a lawsuit against the State Treasury, seeking damages for multiple violations at the National Centre for the Prevention of Dissocial Behaviours, including the use of coercion, impeded contact with family and poor access to healthcare.
NGOs from Italy and Russia have established a strong working relationship to share information and experiences in the field of prisoners rights. This cooperation comes despite the arrests of activists from the Italian NGO by Russian police.
Heated debate has broken out across Italy about the sentence of Salvatore Riina, possibly the most notorious mafia boss alive, whose health suggests that house arrest would be a more just form of detention.
Neither the general public nor penitentiary authorities give enough attention to the specific needs of female detainees in Italian prisons.
The report shows that incarceration rates are on the rise after several years of decline, and political issues are playing a big part.
After two years experimenting in France, and 10 in Spain, what are the results of the implementation of the Spanish "Módulos de Respeto," where inmates are given enormous freedom in exchange for better behavior?
Discrimination, immigration and detainees' rights were areas of focus for the Committee's recommendations, which were greatly supported by the reports of Italian NGOs.
A report by the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights on Poland’s implementation of European Court of Human Rights judgments finds that many decisions are still awaiting action, in part because Parliament has been dragging its heels.
At the Roma Tre University, the class "Prisoner Clinic" ("Clinica legale"), taught by professor Patrizio Gonnella, president of CILD and Antigone, takes place in the women's prison of Rebibbia. The class is an...
The rights of mass murderer Anders Bering Breivik have not been violated by his treatment in a Norwegian prison, an appeals court ruled Wednesday, March 1. The ruling overturns a lower court decision that had said...