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ROME
One million vaccinations done in Italy says Conte

One million vaccinations done in Italy says Conte

 
ROME
Bank of Italy cuts 2021 growth forecast to 3.5%

Bank of Italy cuts 2021 growth forecast to 3.5%

 
ROME
Opera to return to La Scala on Jan 23

Opera to return to La Scala on Jan 23

 
ROME
Berlusconi has left hospital

Berlusconi has left hospital

 
ROME
COVID: Risk of uncontrolled epidemic has risen says ISS

COVID: Risk of uncontrolled epidemic has risen says ISS

 
ROME
Most of Italy set to be an orange zone

Most of Italy set to be an orange zone

 
ROME
Cinema: Bong Joon-ho to be president of Venice jury

Cinema: Bong Joon-ho to be president of Venice jury

 
ROME
Almost all of Italy set to be an orange zone

Almost all of Italy set to be an orange zone

 
ROME
Conte to seek parliament's backing

Conte to seek parliament's backing

 
ROME

Salvini says asked Mattarella to make haste

 
ROME
COVID: 522 new deaths, 17,246 new cases

COVID: 522 new deaths, 17,246 new cases

 

Il Biancorosso

l'evento
Bari calcio, 113 anni del club. Il presidente: «Dedico il compleanno a tutti i nostri tifosi

Bari calcio, 113 anni del club. Il presidente: «Dedico il compleanno ai nostri tifosi»

 

NEWS DALLE PROVINCE

Baril'ordinanza
Bitritto, oltre al Covid anche rischio crollo: scuola elementare chiusa fino al 31 gennaio

Bitritto, scuola elementare a rischio crollo: chiusa fino al 31 gennaio

 
Batemergenza Covid
Barletta, attivati 23 posti di terapia intensiva. Lopalco: «Pronti a possibile terza ondata»

Barletta, attivati 23 posti di terapia intensiva. Lopalco: «Pronti a possibile terza ondata»

 
PotenzaDifesa ambiente
No a deposito nucleare: Basilicata e Puglia stabiliscono un percorso comune

No a deposito nucleare: Basilicata e Puglia stabiliscono un percorso comune

 
Bari
Tra Bari e Matera accordo di collaborazione su cultura, turismo e ambiente

Tra Bari e Matera accordo di collaborazione su cultura, turismo e ambiente

 
TarantoL'operazione
Taranto, Guardia Costiera contro la pesca di bianchetto: sequestri e 4mila euro di multa

Taranto, Guardia Costiera contro la pesca di bianchetto: sequestri e 4mila euro di multa

 
LecceNel Leccese
Otranto, scatola con 20kg di petardi trovata in bidone immondizia

Otranto, scatola con 20kg di petardi trovata in bidone immondizia

 
FoggiaDalla polizia
Foggia, viola il divieto di avvicinamento alla ex: arrestato 59enne

Foggia, viola il divieto di avvicinamento alla ex: arrestato 59enne

 
BrindisiIl caso
Brindisi, muore a 19 anni al Perrino: 2 medici indagati

Brindisi, muore a 19 anni al Perrino: 2 medici indagati

 

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Strasbourg

Jagland tweets Italy encouragement on civil unions (2)

'As per ECHR ruling' tweets Council of Europe chief

Jagland tweets Italy encouragement on civil unions (2)

Strasbourg, January 26 - Council of Europe Secretary-General Thorbjorn Jagland on Tuesday encouraged Italy to pass a civil unions bill guaranteeing rights for gay couples. "I encourage #Italy to ensure legal recognition for same sex couples as per @ECHR & as in majority of @CoE states," he tweeted. A civil unions bill that would extend rights enjoyed by straight married couples to committed gay couples - such as the right of one spouse to inherit the other's property or pension, or to make decisions in their stead should one partner be incapacitated - is now before parliament. Catholics across the political spectrum object to a measure in the bill allowing gay spouses to adopt their partner's biological children. The European Court of Human Rights in July 2015 condemned Italy for failing to give gay couples legal "recognition and protection", and said the State must change its laws to remedy that. "The legal protection currently available in Italy to same-sex couples...not only failed to provide for the core needs relevant to a couple in a stable and committed relationship, but it was also not sufficiently reliable," the human rights court said in its ruling. The court also ordered the State to pay damages of 5,000 euros to each of the three gay couples who brought the case against Italy to Strasbourg, and awarded another 14,000 euros to cover legal costs. Premier Matteo Renzi has said his government would introduce laws on same-sex unions this year. Lawyers for the three couples said the ruling was "a very positive result". The Strasbourg court noted that opinion polls have shown that a majority of Italians favour legal recognition for same-sex unions. It added that Italy's Constitutional Court has "repeatedly called for such protection and recognition". Neither same-sex marriage nor civil unions between same-sex partners are legally recognized in Italy but some cities, including Rome, have a civil union register. The court said that was not enough. Where registration of same-sex unions with the local authorities was possible - only in a small share of municipalities in Italy - this had "merely symbolic value" as it did not confer any rights on same-sex couples, the court said. The three couples in the case have been together for years, living in Trento, Milan and Lissone respectively, and all had asked their municipalities to recognize their marriages. In February, Italy's highest appeals court rejected same-sex marriage, saying there was nothing in the Constitution that requires the government to extend marriage rights to gays. However, the Cassation Court added then that homosexuals have the right to a "protective" law that would ensure same-sex couples have the same rights as unmarried Italian couples. The European Parliament in March called on EU member States that have not already done so, to recognise civil unions and same-sex marriage as a civil and human right. The Strasbourg-based court was established in 1959 by the European Convention on Human Rights. Of the 47 member States of the Council of Europe, an organization that promotes human rights, 24 have such legislation, the Strasbourg court added.

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