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.

Italy: Court ruling on prison ill-treatment human rights complaint

Prison officers who ill-treated two detainees did not face punishment due to a lack of adequate legislation in Italy, according to human rights judges.

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.