Rome (NEV), December 12, 2020 – What is the state of health of human rights in Italy? What are the steps that our country still has to take to be in compliance with the agreements and resolutions signed at international level? How long will it take before an independent Commission is created to deal with the promotion and protection of human rights? These are the questions posed by the Action of Christians against Torture (ACAT ITALIA) and by the magazine and study center Confronti in the webinar scheduled for Thursday 10 December 2020, on the occasion of the World Human Rights Day. Title of the meeting “When will there be a National Commission for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights?”.
The reflection started “from the unified text, recently adopted by the 1st Constitutional Affairs Commission of the Chamber of deputies whose objective is, precisely, to establish a national body for the promotion and protection of human rights”. The purpose, the organizers explain, is to implement resolution no. 48/134 of the United Nations General Assembly, of December 20, 1993, which Italy signed.
“It seemed only right to us to draw the attention to the issue – said Claudio Paravati, director of Confronti -, because the Italian delay must soon find a solution; we need an independent national Commission on human rights, having the strength to monitor, analyze and finally promote on the issue”. Massimo Corti, president of ACAT Italy, adds: “The whole Country system would benefit from it. Faced with the upcoming challenges of our increasingly plural society, the element of the protection and the promotion of human rights will have a central role, of which we cannot already do without”.
Participants in the meeting were: Massimo Corti, president of ACAT ITALIA, Valentina Calderone (director of the association ‘A buon diritto’), Patrizio Gonnella (president of the Antigone association), Barbara Terenzi (coordinator of the Committee for the promotion and protection of human rights) and Ilaria Valenzi (magazine and study center Confronti). Claudio Paravati, director of Confronti and Bruna Iacopino, Press Office of ACAT Italia chaired the meeting.