Human Rights

 

Athens - Conference on "Extermination of Jews in Greece"On Thursday, 29 January, a conference will be held in Athens entitled, “From Salonika to Athens. The extermination of the Jews in Greece”. Organised by the Italian Cultural Institute, the event is part of the...
Zagreb Roma Museum of the Shoah launched at conferenceZagreb: Roma Museum of the Shoah launched at conferenceOn 20 January, at the French Pavilion of the Student Centre of Zagreb, architect Luca Zevi presented a design for the Museum of the Shoah in Rome, which he co-authored with...
Cinema: "I figli della Shoah" in the Jerusalem Film Library - The documentary premiered at the last International Film Festival of RomeJerusalem - Today, on the International Holocause Remembrace Day, an initiative of the Italian Embassy in Israel, the Jewish Community of Jerusalem and Italian RAI Cinema will screen I Figli Della Shoah at the Jerusalem...
Washington: Diplomatic-consular network observes Day of RemembranceThe Italian Embassy in Washington and the network of Italian Consulates and Italian Cultural Institutes in the U.S. organised a series of events in observance of International Holocaust Remembrance Day. This year’s...

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The defence of human rights, in addition to reflecting the profound principles that underpin our own political and social systems, are among the main prerequisites for ensuring justice, peace and stability at the international level. That is why Italy continues in its convinced efforts to promote and protect human rights around the world, understood not so much as the sum of all the issues associated with humanitarian and political crises, but as a structural and systematic aspect of foreign policy.

An open-dialogue approach

Italy’s international commitment is based on an open dialogue approach respectful of diversity but founded on the principle of universal human rights. It goes hand-in-hand with support for the social and economic development of the least advantaged nations through cooperation programmes.

Shared standards and mechanisms to monitor compliance

Italy makes use of a series of bilateral and multilateral instruments, both universal and regional. Their general aim is to strengthen shared standards in the field of human rights and design mechanisms by which to monitor compliance with and the  application of those standards. This also involves Italy’s civil society and, in particular, NGOs and citizens’ associations active in this field.


 

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