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As discrimination against travellers and gypsies deepens disturbingly across Europe, a leading human rights NGO has spoken out on behalf of Roma in Italy.
European Union leaders have been urged to deliver “debt justice” as they prepare for an emergency summit on the economic crisis.
The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that Italy violated the ban on torture and inhuman treatment during the deportation of a man to Tunisia.
Amnesty International says thousands who have fled unrest in North Africa are stranded on the Italian island of Lampedusa in appalling conditions.
The display of crucifixes in Catholic schools in Italy does not breach the rights of non-Catholic families, the European Court of Human Rights says.
Amnesty International is urging authorities in Italy and the European Union to protect the human rights of thousands of Tunisians fleeing unrest in their country.
Amnesty is asking the Italy to investigate whether 68 people rescued at sea and then forcibly returned to Egypt had the chance to apply for international protection.
France and Italy are resisting pressure from human rights groups and the European Parliament over their continued mistreatment of Roma people.
The joint synod of Italy's Waldensian and Methodist Protestant churches has agreed to authorise the blessing of same-sex couples in church.
A breakaway Catholic group have for the first time ordained a woman priest. The Italian Old Catholic Church carried out the ceremony in Rome yesterday. It has taken on symbolic importance.
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