Italy: A briefing to the UN Committee against Torture
This briefing summarizes Amnesty International's main concerns regarding Italy's compliance with the UN Convention against Torture. It highlights concerns and recommendations of other monitoring bodies on issues relevant to torture and ill-treatment. It also outlines Amnesty International's concerns regarding Italy's compliance with specific articles of the Convention. Amnesty International highlights the continued practice of refoulement of migrants and asylum-seekers as well as of persons suspected of involvement with terrorist activities; police ill-treatment and related impunity and the continuing absence of a specific crime of torture within the penal code.