Italy: Tribunal of Bari condemns government for damaging the reputation of the municipality due to the conditions at the Centre for Identification and Expulsion

Date: 
Thursday, August 10, 2017

On 10 August 2017, the Tribunal of Bari condemned the Italian Government for damaging the reputation of the city and province of Bari due to the inhumane and degrading treatment afforded to detainees at Bari’s Centre for Identification and Expulsion. The Government was sentenced to pay a compensation of over 30 thousand euros.

The lawyers had also requested the judge to order the closure of the Centre and for further compensation due to the violation of human rights. However, the judge recalled that the Centre had been closed in the meantime and that a request for compensation due to human rights violations had to be brought by a person who had been detained at the Centre.
 
Based on an unofficial translation by the ELENA Weekly Legal Update.

 


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Keywords: 
Detention
Inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment