Category Archives: Italy

‘I feared the Greek police more than the Syrian military’

By Amnesty International’s researcher on migration in the European Union The snarled-up traffic on the bus ride from the airport gave me some much-needed time to reflect on my recent research trip, where I looked at how Greece is shutting … Continue reading

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Protecting the rights of everyone living in Rome should not be controversial

By John Dalhuisen, Europe Director at Amnesty International The issue of Roma communities’ access to adequate housing in Rome has, clearly, become an emotive one. Money is tight for everybody and the pool of available social housing in Rome is … Continue reading

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Italian pardon of US military officer sets stage for impunity

By Julia Hall, Amnesty International’s expert on counter-terrorism and human rights Al Jazeera originally published this on 18 April 2013. The recent pardon of a US national convicted in absentia in the 2003 kidnapping case of Abu Omar is a … Continue reading

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50,000 activists say “NO” to discrimination against Romani people in Italy

By Fernando Chironda from Amnesty International Italy This year, Amnesty International’s campaign for Romani people’s human rights in Italy started out stronger than ever. Last month, we delivered almost 50,000 signatures from all over the world to the Italian Prime … Continue reading

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