Alessio Scandurra from Observation Mission “Detention Conditions of Adults” at the Antigone Association in Italy asks:
We recently had a meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on a pending bill on asylum/refugee status and procedures for human rights defenders coming from abroad. The issue regards the case in which a human rights defender needs to leave his country and go abroad:
- is Italian legislation adequate to grant him entrance and protection in a reasonable time?
- is the procedure rational and efficient?
- is Italy a welcoming country in case of need?
- what needs be changed in the legislation to make it better?
We would like to know more about this.
Briefings on this topic:
- If you Want to Proceed as Human Rights Activist — Avoid Asking for Asylum (Alexey Kozlov)
- Protection in EU for Human Rights Activists Facing Trouble in their Countries (Harry Hummel)