Italy: European Parliament ‘Mafia’ defamation row set for human rights court judgement

The case concerns the dismissal of an action for defamation brought by David Petrie, the British Chair of the Association of Foreign Lecturers in Italy (ALLSI).

Court: Italy’s human rights failures left killer father free to stab wife and son

Judges have ruled that a killer father was able to attack his wife and son because Italian authorities failed to respond quickly enough to complaints against the violence.

Italy: Anti-crime control measures human rights dispute nears judgement

The case concerns the imposition on a person considered dangerous of a measure entailing special police supervision, together with a two-year compulsory residence order.

Italy: Court rejects parents’ complaint against removal of Russian surrogate child

The case concerned the placement in social-service care of a nine-month-old child who had been born in Russia following a gestational surrogacy contract, entered into with a Russian woman by an Italian couple who had no biological relationship with the child.

New anti-corruption evaluation report on Italy

The Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) Fourth Round Evaluation Report on Italy praises the work of the country’s Anticorruption Authority (ANAC) but wants “a thorough overhaul” of the current system and more efficient control and accountability mechanisms.