March 20, 2011

Everyday Intolerance

Racist and Xenophobic Violence in Italy

I. Summary.
Key Recommendations to the Italian Government
II. Background.
The Scale of the Problem
The Impact of the Media
Response of Civil Society in Italy
International Concern
III. Legal and Institutional Framework
Italy’s Human Rights Obligations
National Laws on Discrimination and Racism
The Structure of Law Enforcement and the Courts
The National Office against Racial Discrimination
IV. Violence against Migrants and Italians of Migrant Origin
Mob Violence in Rosarno, January 2010
Mob Violence in Rome, 2007-2009
Individual Attacks at Various Locations in Italy
Abdoul Salam Guiebre, September 2008, Milan
Emmanuel Bonsu, September 2008, Parma
Ibrahima Mboup, February 2009, Rome
Mohamed Ali, March 2009, Tor Bella Monaca, Rome
Samba Sow, April 2009, Rome
Willy Lulua, July 2009, Rome
Abdul Latif, August 2009, Tor Bella Monaca, Rome
Attack on a Bengali-owned bar, March 2010, Rome
Marco Beyene, March 2009, Naples
V. Violence against Roma and Sinti
Violence against Roma Settlements
Ponticelli, Naples, May 2008
Ponte Mammolo, Rome, September 2007
Opera, December 2006
Law Enforcement Abuse
Tor Bella Monaca, Rome, April 2010
Bussolengo, September 2008
Gheorghe, summer 2008, Milan
Alin, summer 2008, Milan
VI. State Response
Downplaying the Problem
Anti-Migrant and Roma Rhetoric
Inadequate Data Collection and Analysis
Failure to Bring to Justice those Responsible for Attacks
Failure to Prosecute Attacks as Hate Crimes
Failure to Adequately Investigate Allegations of Police Abuse
VII. Detailed Recommendations