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Institutional racism is prevalent in criminal justice systems across the European Union and has created a "justice gap" in such cases, a new study has found.

The research, carried out by the European Network Against Racism (ENAR), has found "deeply-rooted institutional racism" affects all parts of the justice process, from the very reporting of the crime to sentencing.

This is despite data suggesting that the occurrence of racially-motivated crimes are on the rise in many EU...

The situation the refugee camps in Italy are far from humanitarian conditions. The cameras of the visitors are broken when entering in the camp, so that they would not be able to record the inhumane conditions there. The food is disgusting, the toilets do not have doors, the beds are outdoor, the violence is common and the length of stay is indefinite.

Centri di Permanenza per il Rimpatrio (CPR) Camp, the refugee detention center in Italy’s Turin, is an example of hardship and...

Italian police on Monday seized a German migrant rescue ship that had been stranded at sea for a week with more than 100 migrants aboard, and will disembark the migrants soon, a police spokesman said.

The ship's captain had earlier set course for the port of Pozzallo, on the island of Sicily, sparking a new standoff between rescuers and Italy's interior minister just as he looks set to lose his job.

Matteo Salvini, leader of the far-right League, signed a decree last week...

Open Arms say they understand that the Spanish government will allow them to disembark in Mallorca, as it is the nearest Spanish port to the embattled vessel.

"Now, after 18 days of stagnation, Italy and Spain seem to have reached an agreement, identifying Mallorca as a port of disembarkation," it said in a press release.

However, the charity have expressed concern over the time it would take to sail the boat to a Balearic port as they are currently based off the coast of Italy...

Two boats carrying more than 500 migrants remain stranded in the Mediterranean after Italy and Malta refused to allow them to dock.

Open Arms, the Spanish NGO operating one of the vessels, said they felt "abandoned" and criticised Europe's alleged silence on the matter.

It is now 12 days that the boat has been stranded with around 150 migrants onboard near the Italian island of Lampedusa.

Another boat, "Ocean Viking", operated by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and SOS...

The Italian government on Monday won a confidence vote in the Senate on a decree targeting charities operating migrant rescue ships, in a victory for Interior Minister Matteo Salvini and his far-right League party.

The government of the League and the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement has been riven by internal strife in recent weeks but won the vote by 160 to 57. It would have had to resign had it lost the motion.

The decree drawn up by Salvini, who also serves as deputy...

Italian police are investigating a leaked photo of a blindfolded American teenager who is accused of killing an officer in Rome.

The photo of murder suspect Gabriel Christian Natale-Hjorth, 18, was shown by Italian media on Sunday.

Mr Natale-Hjorth and his friend, 19-year-old Finnegan Lee Elder, were arrested on suspicion of killing police officer Mario Cerciello Rega on Friday.

Rega, 35, was stabbed to death in the Prati neighbourhood of Rome.

He was allegedly...

The EU's migration policy ignores problems faced by countries most affected by asylum seekers across the Mediterranean, Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini complained on Sunday.

Mr Salvini, also Italian Deputy Prime Minister, criticised the central roles played by France and Germany in setting migration policy for the EU.

“Enough of making choices only in Paris and Berlin,” he wrote in a Facebook on Sunday, accompanied by a letter sent to French Interior Minister...

Italian police have seized a large arsenal of weapons, including an air-to-air missile and rocket launchers, in raids on neo-Nazi sympathisers in an arms haul that authorities said was almost without precedent.

At least three people, including Fabio Del Bergiolo - 50, a former candidate for the neo-fascist New Force, or Forza Nuova party (FN) - have been arrested.

Elite police forces searched properties across northern Italy following an investigation into Italians who had...

A migrant centre on the Italian island of Sicily which had been one of the largest of its kind in Europe has been officially shut down.

Interior Minister Matteo Salvini attended the closure of the Mineo centre, which at its peak housed more than 4,000 people.

The leader of the populist, right-wing League party, has spearheaded Italy's hard-line stance toward migration.

He live-streamed a walkabout tour of the empty facility on Tuesday.

Italy is the main entry for...

Migrant rescue boats have defied Italy and Malta's attempts to block Italian ports to rescue ships to save dozens of migrants who in search of a better future by trying to reach European shores.

Migrant rescue ship Alan Kurdi, operated by the nongovernmental organization (NGO) Sea-Eye, headed to Malta yesterday with 65 migrants on board, after waiting near the Italian island of Lampedusa. However, Maltese authorities barred the vessel from docking on the island, the Armed Forces of...

"All 54 survivors have been rescued and are now aboard," Mediterranea, which is made up of left-wing activists, tweeted. "Among them 11 women [three pregnant] and 4 children...

"Happy to have rescued 54 lives from the hell of Libya. Now we need a safe port."

Italy's Interior Minister Matteo Salvini who has tried to close Italian ports to migrant rescue vessels swiftly tweeted that Mediterranea's 18-metre sailboat Alex should take those rescued to Tunisia.

"Otherwise we...

The Sea-Watch 3 NGO boat carrying dozens of migrants rescued in the Mediterranean headed for Lampedusa island on June 26 despite the threat of hefty fines from Italy's far-right interior minister.

"I've decided to enter the port of Lampedusa," Sea-Watch tweeted Captain Carola Rackete as saying. "I know this is risky, but the 42 shipwrecked on board are exhausted. I will bring them to safety."

Marine tracking websites showed the vessel had entered Italian territorial waters ...

The European Court of Human Rights has asked Italy to provide information on the case of Sea Watch 3, a ship off the island of Lampedusa carrying rescued migrants who Italy has refused to allow to disembark. Italy's interior minister has said he will hold the Netherlands and the European Union “responsible” for the fate of the 36 migrants on board.

Italy has refused to allow the Sea Watch 3 into its territorial waters and the port of the southern island of Lampedusa. Only a small...

Refugees arriving in Italy are being met with a rise in racist violence, an independent monitoring agency has warned.

The NGO Lunaria says the increase in the number of attacks is linked to the hostile political atmosphere.

“The political rhetoric is very violent,very aggressive towards refugees, asylum seekers and roma people,” says Grazia Naletto. “This triggers hostile and at times violent social behaviour towards these groups of people.“

Jerry Boakye has been left...