23rd November 2016 - In the meeting of members of CIR held on 5th October the modifications to the charter were approved unanimously and new members were elected. Roberto Zaccaria was confirmed President and Lino Duilio elected new Vice President. The Board of Directors was appointed as was the new Scientific and Strategic Board.
22 november 2016 - Today the European Network on Statelessness (ENS) , to which the Italian Refugee Council (CIR)  belongs, is part of a group of over 50 European civil organizations that will submit a petition to the members of the European Parliament and the Council of Europe requesting the European leaders to commit to ending the phenomenon of statelessness among children.
16 November 2016 - The project, ending in July 2017, involves 7 partners in 6 countries: CIR in ITALY (the Leading Agency), ADITUS in MALTA, CPR in PORTUGAL, ECRE in BELGIUM, FTDA in France, the GCR in GREECE and the Zentrum ÜBERLEBEN gGmbH in GERMANY. With the Time for needs project we want to contribute to the identification of special needs of victims of torture and of extreme violence, in particular women and children, related to the asylum procedures as well as the reception conditions and to the development of harmonized protection standards and practices across the European Union for this vulnerable target group.
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Rome, 13th October 2016 – the new legislation against gangmaster labour could be approved by the Chamber of Deputies on the 17th the president of the Employment Commission, Cesare Damiano, declared to a delegation of associations accepting the petition “Stop gangmaster work” that calls for the immediate approval of the law.
1st October 2016 – The legislative bill clamping down on gangmasters was approved by the Senate in August, now it is in the Chamber of Deputies at the joint commission for Justice and Employment. It is important to keep attention on the bill until it has been approved and finally becomes law. In light of the discussions in the Chamber, help is to reach our target of 5,000 signatures for our petition “Stop gangmaster labour. Let’s cultivate legality.” " http://www.progressi.org/caporalato
30th September 2016 – The Italian Refugee Council (CIR), l'Associazione A Buon Diritto, Action Diritti in Movimento and Radicali Roma express their alarm at the forced eviction in recent hours of the so-called ‘Baobab’ centre and the dramatic consequences that this may have on individuals, many of whom are pregnant women and minors, who have were staying there.