In making his annual report to the Italian Parliament, the National Ombudsman has highlighted problem areas including migrants arbitrarily being denied rights in detention, overcrowding in prisons, and high suicide rates.
A new draft law has been proposed by the League and submitted by the Interior Minister Matteo Salvini with the aim of tightening sanctions for using and selling soft drugs.
In a Romanian prison, access to secondary education was refused for an inmate based on cost arguments. Read the takeaways of the related ECHR case about guaranteeing access to education for people in the penitentiary system.
The Court of Rome has upheld the right to health and a dignified existence even for serious offenders, ruling that revoking the provision of assistance to these offenders is unconstitutional.
Three new decrees concerning prison life, prison work and juvenile detention facilities in Italy are the shredded and faded version of what was hoped for. In particular, it is striking that in the final version of one...
There has been a twist at the hearing of the trial in which five policemen were accused of the death of Stefano Cucchi, the Roman surveyor arrested on 15 October 2009 who died at the Pertini Hospital the following week.
Police officers in 12 Italian cities have been given the go-ahead to start using Tasers, despite evidence that they kill.
Research from Spain shows that European Arrest Warrants are often issued for minor offenses, such as stealing CD players from cars.
The Five Star Movement-Lega government contract contains a number of red flags, warns Giuseppe Mosconi, professor of sociology of law and president of Antigone Veneto.
The government deal signed by the Five Star Movement and the League includes a chapter that has caused great concerns for those who defend constitutional values. For example, while the Italian Constitution refers to...