Â Foreign Minister Enzo Moavero, instructed the Italian representative at the "United Nations in Geneva, Ambassador Cornado, to contact the signatories of the letter sent to Italy," to ask for more precise information on the sources used ". A note from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs makes it clear that "communications", such as the one received, "are letters about alleged human rights violations, which occurred or are about to occur" whose content "is based on information received from various sources which, sometimes , were found to be inaccurate or unreliable ". "Minister Moavero commissioned Ambassador Cornado to contact the holders of special procedures signatories of the communication addressed to Italy, to ask for more precise elements on the sources, yesterday - reads the note - the Italian Permanent Representative at the United Nations in Geneva, Ambassador Cornado. used, on the methodology and timing of their work and to clarify some elements of timely reply to their letter, "reads the note. The letter was sent in the framework of the so-called "special procedures", a generic name which designates the ordinary mechanisms established by the United Nations Human Rights Council to examine, monitor, advise and report on the human rights situation in the various states ". The procedures special - the note recalls - can be activated in relation to individual specific states or to concerns of a broader and more general nature, may involve visits to countries and / or sending communications to states to bring to their attention alleged human rights violations. "The 'communications', like the one now received from Italy, are letters about alleged human rights violations, which have occurred or are about to occur. They have no judicial or investigative character and do not include obligations or sanctions. The content of the communications - the note continues - is based on information received from various sources which, at times, were found to be inaccurate or unreliable. The communications are drafted by the holders of special procedures, independent experts who work on a personal basis and independently. The letters and any replies from the recipient state are published in periodic reports and on the website of the Human Rights Council, so that they are known to the public. The letter sent to Italy will be included in the report for the period from March 1 to May 31, 2019. "From January 1, 2018 - he concludes - Italy has received a total of 8 communications. In the same period there are" many "States that" have received communications "such as, for example," the United States that received 30, the United Kingdom 16, France 12, Spain 7 and Germany 2 ".
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