Judgment delivery concerning Italy


In the case of Parrillo v. Italy, concerning the ban in Italy on donating embryos for scientific research, the Court held that there has been no violation of the Convention.

The applicant and her partner, who has since died, had recourse to medically assisted procreation techniques and they underwent in vitro fertilisation treatment. She now wishes to donate the in vitro embryos to assist scientific research and contribute to finding ways of curing diseases that are difficult to treat.

Press Release Factsheet: Reproductive Rights Country profile - Italy

Webcast of the hearing (18/06/2014) Video of the delivery


  • Chamber Judgment concerning Italy

    Chamber Judgment concerning Italy

    In the case of Oliari and Others v. Italy, the Court held that there has been a violation of the right to respect for family life. The applicants, 3 homosexual couples, complained that under Italian legislation they do not have the possibility to get married or enter into any other type of civil union, and that they are being discriminated against on the basis of their sexual orientation.

    The Court considered that a civil union or registered partnership would be the most appropriate way for same-sex couples like the applicants to have their relationship legally recognised.

    Press Release, Factsheet: Sexual Orientation

    Country profile - Italy


Presidential Visits


  • Hearings in September 2015


    In September 2015, the Court will be holding 2 hearings in cases concerning Italy and Belgium. All hearings are webcasted and can be viewed on the Court’s internet site.

    Press Release

    Calendar of hearings


Delivered Judgments & Decisions

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