Human Rights

 

Giornata internazionale per l’eliminazione delle discriminazioni razzialiGiornata internazionale per l’eliminazione delle discriminazioni razziali: Italia da sempre in prima linea   La Giornata internazionale per l’eliminazione delle discriminazioni razziali assume  particolare...
From the World to the Farnesina the coexistence of differencesFrom the World to the Farnesina: the coexistence of differencesThe Farnesina sent a strong message against racial discrimination by joining the “Switch on your mind, shut off your prejudices” campaign organised by the national anti-racial...
UN Human Rights Council concludes Universal Periodic Review of Italy The Universal Periodic Review of Italy by the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva concluded today. Of the 186 recommendations formulated on 27 October 2014, Italy accepted 176, including 23 regarding the establishment...
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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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