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Amanda Knox case and Human Rights

Human Rights

The Amanda Knox frenzy hasn’t finished. There is a lot more to come.

The Italian Justice system, like all systems, has its strengths and weaknesses. But the most important aspects to consider is “does the Italian Justice system have the confidence of the 60 million people that it serves?”, and following that, “does it adhere to international human rights”? … Continue Reading

Another Trial For Amanda Knox


We had closely followed the first trial, in which Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito were found guilty of murdering her British flat mate, Meredith Kercher, in Perugia. This was one of the most dramatic and internationally observed Italian trials of this decade, … Continue Reading

Pope Defends Himself Through Sermon


While facing the worst crisis of his papacy as a sexual abuse scandal sweeps the Catholic church, Pope Benedict declared today he would not be “intimidated” by “petty gossip”, angering activists who say he has done too little to stamp out paedophilia, reports The Guardian.

During the Palm Sunday service, the pope did not directly mention the scandal … Continue Reading

The Incredulous Perugia Trial: Sentencing Report


Finally, the sentencing report by the jury who convicted Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito has been published. Only days before Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito were sentenced to 26 and 25 years in prison for the murder or Meredith Kercher, we wrote a detailed article about the case and the media reactions around the world in relation to Italy (The Incredulous Perugia Trial: Ideal vs Integrity). Now, we are back to report on the reasoning behind the jury decision, which tells us what the judges believed to be the most likely truth behind the crime, … Continue Reading

Parents Are Fined For Teenagers’ Abuse


A ruling by a judge in Milan sets a new landmark: The parents of five teenage boys who repeatedly raped a young girl have been ordered to pay her compensation totalling €450,000. It is important to note that the fine was not imposed for the parents’ failure to supervise the teenagers appropriately, but for their apparent failure to give their sons an “education in feelings and emotions”. … Continue Reading

The Incredulous Perugia Trial: Ideal vs Integrity


One of the most dramatic and internationally observed italian trials of this decade is finally coming to a close: Verdicts are expected in the first week of December.

American student Amanda Knox and her Italian boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito stand accused of brutally murdering British student Meredith Kercher … Continue Reading

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