In their remarks, over 90 States has repeatedly expressed strong appreciation for the efforts made by Italy in matters related to the management and protection of migrants. Among the critical issues, subject to 186 recommendations, emerge the establishment of an independent national body for the protection and promotion of human rights in accordance with the Paris Principles, the non-ratification of some international conventions (starting with the UN on the rights of migrants and their families) or the Additional Protocols, the implementation of the plan for the fight against gender violence, and of strategies concerning the rights of the Roma, Sinti and Caminanti, and of LGBTI persons. States have encouraged Italy to continue the reforms on matters such as prison overcrowding, rights of persons with disabilities, fight against all forms of discrimination based on religion, the failure to achieve the target of 0, 7% of GDP for official development assistance. The UN Human Rights Council adopted the outcome of the Universal Periodic Review of Italy on 18 March 2015 on its 28th session, during which Italy has accepted almost all the recommendations, considering them already implemented or being implemented.
Human Rights Council, National report submitted in accordance with paragraph 5 of the annex to Human Rights Council resolution 16/21, Italy, A/HRC/WG.6/20/ITA/1, July 2014