Italy: Court ruling in Rome property rights dispute

Human rights law was breached by Italian authorities “complete and prolonged failure” to evict 150 housing rights activists from a 8000 square metre building in Rome.

Italy: Court ruling in Silvio Berlusconi complaint

In its decision in the case of Berlusconi v. Italy (application no. 58428/13) the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights has decided, by a majority, to strike the application out of its list of cases. The decision is final.

Court rules against Italy in transgender name human rights dispute

The case concerned the Italian authorities’ refusal to authorise a transgender person with a female appearance to change her male forename, on the grounds that no final judicial ruling had been given confirming gender reassignment.

Court: Italian authorities failed to protect a drug-dependent victim of a child prostitution ring

The case concerned a person who, as a minor suffering from alcohol and drug addiction, had been the victim of a child prostitution ring and gang rape. She complained that the Italian authorities had not taken all the necessary steps to protect her as a minor and the victim of a prostitution ring.

Italy: European Court hears Silvio Berlusconi’s human rights complaint

The Grand Chamber hearing in the case Berlusconi v. Italy (no. 58428/13) follows on from the 28 November 2012 Anticorruption Act (law no. 190 of 6 November 2012, named the “Severino Law” after the Minister of Justice) which entered into force.