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Senate justice committee moves to make torture an offence

12/09/2012

Measure to bring Italy into line with international standards

Senate justice committee moves to make torture an offence

(ANSA) - Rome, September 12 - The Senate justice committee unanimously approved a bill Wednesday to make torture an offence in Italy. The move is designed to bring Italian law into line with international standards. Felice Casson, vice-president of Italy's centre-left Democratic Party, said he was pleased with the decision. "Now also in Italy, we recognize that this is a crime against humanity," he said.