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UN expert welcomes Italian veto of bill seen as infringing judicial independence

A United Nations legal expert has welcomed Italian President Carlo Azeglio Ciampi's veto of a judicial reform bill, seen as "a worrying limitation" of the independence of the judiciary.

UN refugee agency criticizes Italy’s expulsion of African asylum seekers

The United Nations refugee agency today wrote to the Italian authorities criticizing the expulsion of a group of African asylum seekers at the centre of an international furore and voicing strong concern over the apparent disregard for accepted international and European standards and for the fundamental elements of due process.

UN refugee agency praises Italy for allowing three dozen refugees to disembark

Welcoming Italy's decision to allow 37 refugees on the Cap Anamur ship to disembark in the European country after spending several weeks stuck at sea, the United Nations refugee agency said today it would try to speak to the group to find out if they wanted to make asylum claims.