Italy: Submission to the United Nations Committee Against Torture, 62nd Session, 6 November – 6 December 2017

This briefing focuses on the shortcomings of the new law introducing the crime of torture in the Italian legal system; on violations of the prohibition of refoulement; on the de facto complicity or participation of Italian authorities in the torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment of refugees and migrants in Libya as a result of its cooperation with Libyan authorities on border control; and on the failure to investigate and remedy allegations of torture and other ill-treatment against asylum-seekers and migrants during identification procedures.

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