IV. ITALY’S RESPONSES: CURRENT ACTIVITIES AND FUTURE COMMITTMENTS

A. FOUNDATIONAL PRINCIPLES

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Italy is fully committed to the protection and promotion of human rights. The Italian Constitution, within the framework of the basic principles of human dignity, equality and solidarity, sets forth several provisions ensuring …. the right to health.

 

B. OPERATIONAL PRINCIPLES

GP 3(a) “Enforce laws requiring business to respect human rights, assess adequacy, address gaps”;

PLANNED MEASURES [page 15]

  1. Implement the provisions included in the II Program of Action on Disability with particular focus to line of intervention n. 5 “Labour and occupation” and to the dispositions concerning the definition of supporting measures and of a system of incentives for the I and II level collective negotiations on matters of flexibility, part-time and treatment-work-life balance for persons with disabilities or affected by chronic disease or for caregiver workers for persons with serious disabilities;
  2. Strengthen – also in line with the implementation of art. 25 of the UN Convention of Rights of people with disabilities – respect of fundamental rights of people with disabilities with regard access to medical treatment in hospitals and their quality, through the promotion and dissemination of the “Carta dei diritti delle persone con disabilità in ospedale” realized by the Coop. Sociale Onlus Spes contra Spem in 2010;