Matteo Salvini

  • June 28, 2019

    A decree in effect since 15 June allows the interior minister to deny entry to Italian territorial waters on public order grounds. Ships who disobey the order face fines up to 50,000 euros and seizure of the ship in case of repeated offence.

  • May 23, 2019

    The UN experts said that should the decree enter into force, it would seriously undermine the human rights of migrants, including asylum seekers, as well as victims of torture, of trafficking in persons and of other serious human rights abuses.