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.

Anti-torture experts: Italy and Spain should strengthen air deportation safeguards

Two reports from the Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) publish its findings in respect of two return flights that it monitored: one from Rome to Lagos (Nigeria) on 17 December 2015 and the other from Madrid to Bogotá (Colombia) and Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) on 18 February 2016.

Italy: Minorities experts want better protection for Roma, Sinti and Camminanti communities

A report from the Council of Europe Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (FCNM) urges Italy to make “sustained and effective efforts to prevent, fight and sanction the inequality and discrimination suffered by Roma, Sinti and Camminanti communities.

Italy: Court makes €38,000 award in gay discrimination human rights complaint

The applicants, Roberto Taddeucci and Douglas McCall, are Italian and New Zealand nationals, born in 1965 and 1958. They are a homosexual couple and live in Amsterdam. They complained that Italy’s discrimination was based on their sexual orientation.