The need for a National Human Rights Institution in Italy in compliance with the Paris Principles


Co-organised by: Amnesty International Italy and ENNHRI

Italy is currently one of the last two EU member states without a National Human Rights Institution (NHRI). This high-level roundtable brings together Italian stakeholders with European human rights actors to discuss the way forwards to establish an Italian NHRI in compliance with the UN Paris Principles, and to let it function in an independent and effective manner once set up. The roundtable will be of an interactive nature, and the public is encouraged to intervene in the discussion. The roundtable will be followed by a networking reception.

Moderator: ENNHRI, Secretary-General, Debbie Kohner

  • Chamber of Deputies Italy, Member of Parliament, Anna Macina, TBC
  • Inter-ministerial Committee for Human Rights, Ministry Plenipotentiary, Fabrizio Petri
  • Amnesty International Italia, Lobbying and Policy Senior Officer, Giulia Groppi
  • Human Rights Promotion and Protection Committee (Italy), Barbara Terenzi
  • OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, First Deputy-Director, Katarzyna Gardapkhadze
  • EU Fundamental Rights Agency, Head of Sector Cooperation and Consultation, Eva Sobotka, TBC
  • European Network of National Human Rights Institutions, Chair, Emily Logan

17.30 – 18.30 PANEL DISCUSSION • 18.30 – 19.00 Q&A • 19.00 RECEPTION

For more information, contact:
Dr. Katrien Meuwissen, ENNHRI Secretariat
+32 (0)2 212 3197 •

Supported by:

  • Global Campus of Human Rights
  • OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights