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Italy’s double standards: the Regeni and Abu Omar cases reveal a contradictory approach to human rights

Capussela, Andrea Lorenzo (2016) Italy’s double standards: the Regeni and Abu Omar cases reveal a contradictory approach to human rights. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (03 Mar 2016). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

The torture and murder of Italian PhD student Giulio Regeni in Egypt has reignited deep concerns about the treatment of human rights in the Middle East. Andrea Lorenzo Capussela contrasts the tragic event with another case just considered by the European Court of Human Rights: the abduction in 2003 of the Egyptian Muslim cleric Abu Omar by the CIA in Milan, with the complicity of Italian agents. He argues that the Italian government should now waive state-secrecy concerns and allow its agents to be tried in order to encourage Egypt to show the same level of openness in the Regeni case.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JX International law
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2017 13:58
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2019 23:21
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/70669

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