Court: Italy’s jailing of journalist for defamation was “manifestly inappropriate”

Alessandro Sallusti, who was editor-in-chief of the Libero newspaper, complained to the European court that he had been found guilty of defamation, fined and given a prison sentence, part of which he served under house arrest. This followed Libero’s publication of two articles stating that a 13-year-old girl had been forced to have an abortion by her parents and a guardianship judge.

Italy: Court support for crime risk Morocco deportation

The case concerned the Italian authorities’ refusal to renew the residence permit of Moroccan national Mohamed Narjis, who had lived in Italy for 20 years, on the grounds that he posed a danger to society, and his expulsion to Morocco.

Italy: Court grants interim measure in SeaWatch 3 vessel case

The ship has not been allowed to enter the harbour and the applicants complain that they are detained on board without legal basis, suffering inhuman and degrading treatment, with the risk of being returned to Libya without evaluation of their individual situation.

Italy: Court ruling on toxic steelworks human rights complaint

Residents in areas affected by toxic emissions from the Ilva steel factory in Taranto Italy, did suffer violations of their human rights.

Italy: European court awards €18,000 to Amanda Knox after human rights complaint

Today’s European Court of Human Rights judgment concerned the proceedings which lead to the conviction of Amanda Knox for malicious accusation.