Right to Asylum in Italy : Access to procedures and treatment of asylum seekers

Italy’s geographical position makes the country one of the principal maritime entry points into the European Union for migrants and asylum seekers from more and more distant countries. In recent years this situation has led Italian authorities to take initiatives regarding the administration of its borders and the treatment of asylum seekers which, coupled with a complex and unstable legal mechanism, does not always meet the requirements to respect Human Rights of the person. This tendency is in line with the more general direction adopted by the European Union since the end of the 90s in the domain of the fight against illegal immigration.


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