What we do

We are a national network of civil society organizations that work to protect and expand civil rights and freedoms guaranteed to all by the Italian Constitution as well as international conventions and treaties.

To this end we are running public campaigns for policy change, lobbying governments and international bodies and taking cases to court.


We promote narrative change on the issue of migration and advocate for the dignity and rights of people on the move through initiatives such as our Open Migration and Black Holes projects

Equality and anti-discrimination

We want to overcome discrimination, exclusion and violence. We do this through public campaigns, cultural and outreach initiatives.

Civil liberties in the digital age

We work to ensure that technological development does not become a tool through which to threaten the freedom of citizens.

Civic participation

We work to create an increasingly open society and amplify the voices of more groups in society by training emerging leaders

Rule of law

We monitor the civic space and rights in Italy and promote actions to defend them from any attempt to restrict civic space

Recent posts

CILD and StraLi making strides in the defence of freedom of expression

Freedom of expression and information is becoming worryingly more and more restricted throughout Europe. In Italy, too, the situation has…

Initiatives and Events

Freedom of expression and information is becoming worryingly more and more restricted throughout Europe. In Italy, too, the situation has reached a certain level of ...
The Rule 39 Initiative - a pro bono project supported by 8 international firms and which has already assisted more than 500 migrants, refugees and asylum-seekers located ...
Italy’s CPRs are black holes in which serious violations of the fundamental rights of detained migrants continually occur. Migrant detention facilities are managed by private ...
Physical assaults, often by the police, and lawsuits against journalists are on the rise, data protection rules are abused to limit freedom of information, the ...
by Daria Sartori Introduction  In Italy, the administrative detention of foreigners with a view to deportation is regulated by Legislative Decree n. 286/1998 (so called ...
TRAIN PRO RIGHTS: CILD’s transnational training on the rights of unaccompanied children victims of human trafficking As part of the project Training lawyers, prosecutors, judges ...
A snapshot of immigration detention in the days of Covid-19. This is what the Italian Coalition for Civil Liberties and Rights (Coalizione Italiana per le ...
After weeks of discussions and uncertainty, the so-called Relaunch Decree (Decree Law no. 34 of 19 May 2020, Article 103) finally laid out the procedure ...
‘Ero straniero. L’umanità che fa bene.’ There could not be a more fitting, emotional, rational, secular, spiritual, profound, rich, evocative title for a campaign that ...
Next September 25, we aim to raise awareness and ignite a public debate on international law and human rights standards in counter-terrorism operations a in a conference ...

and Campaigns

Understanding through data, advocating for dignity

A journey into detention without charge in Italy

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Centre for Constitutional Rights

Combining strategic advocacy with strategic litigation


Have you witnessed a violation of human rights? You can tell us - safely!

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