• Società INformazione was set up as a non-profit association in 2001 and was officially registered on 31/07/2003. In 2020, under the new Italian law on Third Sector Bodies, it became an Association for Social Promotion.
  • In 2003 the Association started working on a research and training project culminating in the annual publication of the Report on Global Rights, which reached its 17th edition in 2019. The volume is published and distributed in bookshops by the publisher Ediesse. It has been endorsed by a network of major Italian associations actively committed to the issues dealt with, specifically peace, human rights, social rights, civil rights, labour, environment, immigration, third sector, social solidarity, incarceration, addiction.
  • With a view to offering integrated tools for information, culture, training and social awareness on the above mentioned issues, Società Informazione ONLUS has also created the websites and The first website currently contains an archive of over 73,000 articles and documents, the latter contains about 7,000 entries. In both websites the materials have always been made available online free of charge.
  • Since 2014, the international magazine Global Rights” has also been published in three languages (English, Spanish, Italian) and can be downloaded free of charge from the website.
  • Over the years, Società INformazione has promoted, implemented and participated in numerous public awareness-raising initiatives on the issues it covers, in particular human rights, social policies, imprisonment, discrimination against Roma and Sinti populations, and the conditions of peripheral metropolitan areas. Within this framework of activities, the Association has contributed to promoting the Rete Nazionale di Informazione dal e sul carcere, the National Prison Information Network from and about prisons. The Association is one of the promoters of the Tavolo Rom Milano, the Milan Roma Table on problems of urban marginality and discrimination. The Table is a coordination structure participated by groups, associations and organisations committed to welcoming, living together and supporting Roma groups across the country and in camps.

Società INformazione has carried out many activities over time. Among others:

  • In 2008 and 2009, in collaboration with Teatro Litta in Milan, it created and produced two plays on human, social and labour rights issues
  • In 2014 it was a partner of the first national independent publishing fair, promoted by the national Observatory of Independent Publishers
  • Since 2015 it has collaborated with the Museo della memoria carceraria in Saluzzo, the Museum of Prison Memory and participates, as a partner, in the project Gli archivi della memoria carceraria: le carte e le voci (The archives of prison memory: documents and voices), promoted by the Department of Law of the University of Turin
  • In 2017 and 2019 it was one of the promoters of the Festival LiberAzioni – arti dentro e fuori (Festival LiberAzioni – arts inside and outside) held in Turin, where it organised cultural activities inside the local prison and in many districts of the city. On this occasion the Association awarded the Global Rights Prizes to inmates among others, as part of the literary and film competitions held by the Festival.
  • In addition to traditional sectors of social interest, the Association has also enhanced its commitment to cultural and international activities, with a focus on peace, conflict resolution and human rights. Specifically:
  • In 2009 it launched the El Topo project in collaboration with ARCI Nazionale and ARCI Venezia. This is a project aimed at fostering dialogue and cultural exchange, strengthening youth participation, through the production of music in Cuba, in the Vieja and Havana Centre neighbourhoods in Havana, for promoting young artists.

In addition to financing a website and the creation of a small recording studio in Havana, in November 2010 the Association organised a tour for a Cuban youth band, Cuentas Claras, in Italy. The group had the opportunity to perform in ten Italian cities and to meet many groups and producers (Sud Sound System, 99 Posse, Assalti Frontali, among many others). The tour was documented in the film Con lo Que Tenemos (by Bibi Bozzato and Orsola Casagrande). The band also took part in the CD-Rom Addosso!, created by Ribess and ANPI for the April 25 national holiday celebrations.

  • Also in 2009 Società INformazione was one of the promoters of the Planet Kurdistan Pavilion (organised around three themes: identity, language, borders), at the 53rd Venice Biennale, realised with the City of Venice and the Consortium comprising the Province, the City and Region, and the Marco Polo System. The event brought together 13 Kurdish artists from the four parts into which Kurdistan is divided, as well as from the diaspora. During the five months of the international art exhibition the Pavilion was the venue for numerous meetings that gave rise to various projects, such as meetings of Kurdish, Basque, Irish, Mexican and Italian writers; a tribute to the great Kurdish writer Yasar Kemal that took place at the Palazzo Ducale; activities by the Children’s Choir of Sur (a district of Diyarbakir, in Turkish Kurdistan, almost completely destroyed by the army in 2015); meetings of musicians and various art workshops.
  • In November 2009 the Association collaborated with the First International Peace Conference, held in Venice, which was attended by Basque, Kurdish and Irish representatives and the South African international peace mediator Brian Currin. In the presence of the city’s highest authorities, the Basque Left announced at this Conference its historic decision to pursue a solution to the conflict exclusively through peaceful means. On this occasion representatives of the Kurds also announced a roadmap towards negotiations that would lead, a few months after the Conference, to the first official government contacts with the imprisoned leader of the PKK, Abdullah Öcalan.
  • On the occasion of the Kurdistan Pavilion the website Talking Peace (now included in, was inaugurated, as an Observatory on the Irish, Kurdish, Basque and later Colombian peace processes in particular.
  • In February 2011, Società INformazione organised the Second International Peace Conference, in collaboration with the Peace Centre of the City of Venice. In addition to a session dedicated to the ongoing peace processes (Basque and Kurdish), one session of the Conference was dedicated to local governance. Basque, Kurdish, Italian and Irish mayors and administrators, as well as the former mayor of Belfast, participated. On this occasion, several twinning projects between cities in different countries were defined, and a number of projects were launched, for example on waste collection of recyclable materials. Società INformazione is now working on a Third International Peace Conference.
  • In order to widen the scope of the original Talking Peace website (adding the analysis of other peace processes, in particular the Colombian one) and to disseminate the work carried out with the Global Rights Report in a variety of languages, in 2014 the website was included in the project carried out for several years by Società INformazione. This is a multimedia and multilingual platform (in English, Spanish and Italian) and an international magazine (the “Global Rights Magazine”) which aims on the one hand to fulfil its mission as an active observatory on peace processes, promoting meetings and practical initiatives, and on the other hand to provide analysis, information and interpretations of issues that are considered fundamental for the creation of a culture of rights. One issue of the “Global Rights Magazine”, in May 2014, was dedicated to the Colombian and Kurdish peace processes; the December 2015 issue focused on a year of relations between the US and CUBA following the announcement by Presidents Obama and Castro of the resumption of diplomatic relations. The December 2016 issue was dedicated to the peace process in Colombia. Other later issues were dedicated to liberation cultures, with the participation of writers from many countries. The last issue, in the summer of 2020, was dedicated to incarceration around the world during the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • In 2014 the Association participated first in the creation and then in the distribution of the CD-Rom “Justice for Roboski”, released at the end of 2013 to denounce the violation of the human rights of the Kurdish population by the Turkish government, and in particular the massacre that occurred on 28 December 2011, when Turkish warplanes bombed the district of Uludere/Roboski causing the death of 34 civilians, 18 of whom were teenagers and children.
  • The belief that culture is a fundamental component for the creation of a culture of rights and peace, for the encounter between peoples, for solidarity and mutual relations, led “Global Rights Magazine” to launch an exchange project in 2015 involving writers from Ireland, Kurdistan, Turkey, Italy, Cuba, Uruguay, Colombia, Palestine, Syria, Egypt, Spain and the Basque Country.
  • With a person on site, the Association has closely followed the peace negotiations between the Colombian government and the FARC-EP in Havana since 2014. The Association not only reported on that process but also participated in the creation of a kindergarten for the children of ex-combatants and indigenous communities in the Cauca.
  • Since 2017 the Association developed and coordinated a series of initiatives to promote and spread Kurdish cinema. Specifically, it did this by supporting the BANOS FILM project in Serekaniye (after the Turkish invasion in Qamishlo) and the Rojava International Film Festival. This initiative gave birth to a collaboration with the Commune of Cinema of Rojava, presented in Venice in February 2020 and on the website

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Maria Arena: she graduated in Economics, and is a European MP and President of the Subcommittee on Human Rights. Born to Italian parents in Belgium, where she began her political commitment in the Socialist Party, she then became Federal Minister for Civil Service, Social Integration, Large Cities, Equal Opportunities and Intercultural Dialogue from 2003 to 2004; she was also Minister-President of the French Community of Belgium from 2004 to 2008 and Federal Minister for Social Integration, Pensions and Large Cities between 2008 and 2009 and Member of the European Parliament in the The Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D) from 2014. A convinced Europeanist, she claims that her core values and ideals are the concern for the general interest and a social, transparent and united Europe (more information at:

Dimitris Avramopoulos: completed his studies at the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences at the University of Athens and his postgraduate studies at the Institute of European Studies – Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB). He is Honorary Professor of Peking University (Beijing) and European College of Parma (Italy). He is Honorary Doctor of Adelphi University (New York), Drexel University (Philadelphia), Kingston University and Deree College (Athens).

He served in the Diplomatic Service of Greece from 1980 to 1993. He was Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Director of the Diplomatic Cabinet of the Greek Prime Minister and Consul of Greece in Liège (Belgium) and Geneva (Switzerland).

In Greece he was Minister of National Defense (two terms), Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Tourism Development, Minister of Health and Social Solidarity and Mayor of Athens (two terms). He was elected a member of Parliament several times with the “New Democracy” party (1993, 2004, 2007, 2009 and 2012).

He was European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship from November 2014 to November 2019 (More information on:

Anthony Bellanger: French journalist and trade unionist. Appointed General Secretary of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) by the IFJ Executive Committee in October 2015 in Brussels, after serving as Deputy General Secretary. In this capacity he has promoted the Federation’s global campaign against impunity for crimes against journalists.

From 2011 to 2014 he led the French National Union of Journalists (Syndicat National des Journalistes, SNJ) as First General Secretary.

Between 1996 and 1998 he performed national civilian service as a conscientious objector as a researcher in the museums of Angers. After obtaining a PhD in history in 2001, he was offered the chair as Professor of Medieval History at the University of Angers.

In 1998, he joined the editorial staff of the regional newspaper Le Courrier de l’Ouest, of the Ouest France group, which he left in 2014 to join the IFJ in Brussels. In 2004, he founded and the quarterly national magazine L’Oeil du patrimoine, which he directed until 2005. Since 2014, while assuming his duties as IFJ General Secretary, he has worked as a freelance journalist for various international media outlets including Le Monde Diplomatique, Mediapart, Equal Times, L’Humanité.

Gonzalo Berrón: TNI Associate Fellow and member of the Corporate Power project, Phd in Political Science from University of Sao Paolo. He has been active since the 2000 in international mobilizations against “Free Trade Agreements” as part of trade union organizations as well as other civil society networks and campaigns. In 2012 helped launching and organizing the Global Campaign to Reclaim Peoples Sovereignty, Dismantle Corporate Power and Stop Impunity. Lives in Brazil though he’s from Argentinean origine in coordinating Latin American movements resisting corporate “Free Trade Agreements”. He has been an integral part of ongoing discussions with civil society and progressive governments on building alternative just regional trade and financial architecture in Latin America.

Emma Bonino: an Italian politician and intellectual, Bonino is one of the historical and representative figures of the Transnational Radical Party, of which she was also President and Secretary. She has been elected a member of the Italian Parliament several times, the last time in 2018 to the Senate with the pro-Europe party +Europe. Twice a Minister (for International Trade and European Policies, 2006-2008, and Minister for Foreign Affairs, 2013-2014), she was Senator and Vice-President of the Senate from 2008 to 2013. She was also elected several times to the European Parliament (1979, 1984, 1999, 2004) and was European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Consumer Protection (1995-1999). In 2015 she was awarded the title of Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic.

She has taken part in countless battles for human rights in Italy and worldwide, including with the NGO ‘No Peace Without Justice’ that she founded, and in her capacity as European Commissioner: her battles include those for divorce, abortion and women’s rights, a campaign against hunger-related extermination in the global south, a campaign against the proliferation of conventional weapons and landmines, the commitment to human rights and democracy in Eastern Europe, Tibet and China, Burma, Africa and Asia, the proposal to establish the Tribunal for crimes committed in the former Yugoslavia, the promotion and approval of the Statute of the International War Crimes Tribunal, humanitarian missions in Africa and the Middle East, support for the rights of refugees and displaced persons, and the fight against female genital mutilation.

Brid Brennan: co-ordinates the Corporate Power project at the Transnational Institute. She has extensive experience of working with social movements and affected communities and their struggles throughout the global South challenging the economic and political power of transnational corporations. She collaborates with the Transnational Migrant Platform-Europe which addresses the massive displacement caused by corporate operations, war and climate change and advocates for the fundamental human rights of migrant and refugee people.

Susanna Camusso: born in Milan in 1955, she started working with trade unions in 1975 coordinating the courses for workers provided by the Metalworkers’ Federation in Milan. From 1977 to 1997 she was a director at FIOM, first in Milan and Lombardy and then in the national secretariat. She then moved to the regional secretariat of FLAI and in 2001 she was elected General Secretary of CGIL in Lombardy. In 2008 she joined the National Confederal Secretariat of the CGIL with responsibility for productive sectors, cooperation, crafts and agriculture. On 8 June 2010 she was elected Deputy General Secretary of CGIL. On 3 November 2010 she was elected General Secretary of CGIL, a position confirmed in 2014 until January 2019. She is now responsible for International and Gender Policies for CGIL. She is part of the women’s movement and was one of the founders of the ‘Se non ora quando’ (If not now, when?) movement in 2011.

Gabriella Citroni: is Lecturer in International Human Rights Law at the University of Milano – Bicocca and teaches a course on “Enforced Disappearances in International Law” at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian and Human Rights Law. She is the international legal advisor of the Latin American Federation of Associations of Relatives of Disappeared People (FEDEFAM) and senior legal advisor of the NGO TRIAL International. She cooperates and provides legal advice to NGOs and associations of victims of gross human rights violations, including enforced disappearance, in various countries, including Algeria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Nepal, Morocco, Iraq, Peru and Mexico. From 2003 to 2005 she was a member, as legal advisor, of the Italian delegation at the United Nations during the negotiations of the International Convention on the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance. She has been appointed expert witness in three cases of enforced disappearance adjudicated by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and she has been a consultant on the subject of enforced disappearance for various international organisations (e.g. the United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearance, the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe, the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and the International Committee of the Red Cross). She has written numerous articles and books on international human rights law. [].

Badran Çiya Kurd: Deputy Co-President of the Autonomous Administration North and East Syria (AANES). He was born in 1971 Afrin. He completed his high school and university education in Afrin. Because of the Damascus’ regime pressures against him he was forced to move to South Kurdistan. He returned to Rojava during the Syrian Revolution and joined the Democratic Union Party (Partiya Yekîtiya Demokrat, PYD) work.

Brian Currin: South African lawyer, activist and renowned international mediator, with decades of experience in the fields of mediation and conflict resolution.

Over his career he has worked with national and provincial governments, heads of state and various political groups. From playing a pivotal role in South Africa’s political stabilisation process during the 1990s, Brian has worked in numerous African countries, and advised parties to armed conflicts in Northern Ireland, the Middle East, the Basque Country, Turkey and Colombia.

He is the executive director of Concentric Alliance, where he has applied his decades of experience in post-conflict trust building to the issues that surround the activities of business in complex social environments.

Carla Del Ponte: born in Cevio, Switzerland, Carla Del Ponte has dedicated her life to law. After studying law in Bern and Geneva, she became a lawyer and solicitor in 1972 and opened her own law firm in Lugano a few years later. In 1981 she was appointed Investigating Judge; three years later she took on the role of Public Prosecutor. During the 1980s she collaborated with judicial bodies in other countries, including with the Italian magistrate Giovanni Falcone, with whom she contributed to uncover mafia trafficking in Switzerland. She was appointed Chief Prosecutor of the Swiss Confederation in 1994. During her term in office she investigated money laundering. She also investigated the bank accounts of the family of Boris Yeltsin, former first President of post-communist Russia, Raúl Salinas (Mexico), the Bhutto family (Pakistan), and other persons linked to Middle Eastern terrorist networks.

Her commitment in the international field continued in 1999, when she became Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), a position she held until the end of 2007 and which earned her the 2006 Swiss Award as Swiss personality of the year. From 1999 to 2003 she also held the same role in the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. She served as Swiss ambassador to Argentina from 2001 to 2008.

She is the author of The Hunt: Me and the War Criminals (2008).

Kamel Jendoubi: of Tunisian origin, has been the president of the Independent Higher Electoral Commission (ISIE) which organized the first free and democratic elections in Tunisia, in October 2011. From February 2015 to August 2016 he was Minister in charge of relations with independent constitutional institutions, civil society and human rights. He was a member and president of several associations for the defense of human rights, including the Euro-Mediterranean network for human rights and the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies. He was also a member of the Executive Council of the World Organization Against Torture. In December 2017, he was appointed by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to lead a group of international and regional experts charged with investigating human rights violations in Yemen. He is still the chair of the Group.

He spent 17 years in exile due to his human rights activism in Tunisia.

Barbara Lochbihler: is member of the UN Committee against Enforced Disappearances and teaches human rights at the University of Erlangen/Germany.

She was a German politician who served as Member of the European Parliament (MEP) from 2009 until 2019. She is a member of the Alliance 90/The Greens, part of the European Green Party.

She has been Vice President of the Sub-Committee on Human Rights Chair of the EU-UN Working Group, Foreign Affairs Committee, Foreign affairs and human rights spokesperson of The Green/EFA group and Member of the ASEAN and Maghreb delegations.

Between 1992 and 1999 Lochbihler was the Secretary General of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom. For a decade from 1999 she served as Secretary General at Amnesty International Germany.

She has got M.A. in Political Sciences, International Law and Economics at Ludwig-Maximilian-University in Munich and a Diploma in Social Work at Katholische Stiftungsfachhochschule in Munich.

Denis Mukwege: a doctor, a Protestant pastor and activist of the Democratic Republic of Congo. He graduated in Medicine in Burundi and specialised in Gynaecology in France. In 1999 he founded the Panzi Hospital in Bukavu, DRC, where he treated thousands of women victims of rape during the civil war. After denouncing the violence and the 16-year conflict that bloodied his country, calling – in a speech to the United Nations – for those responsible to be brought to justice, he suffered an assassination attempt and was forced to live abroad for many years. He is considered to be one of the world’s leading experts on medical interventions for repairing injuries caused by rape. For his work, and for bringing systematic brutal violence against women to the attention of the international public opinion, he has received several awards including the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought from the European Parliament in 2014. In 2018 he was rewarded the Nobel Peace Prize (more information at:

Abdelkarim Omar: born on 4 December 1961. He graduated from the Faculty of Pharmacy, Damascus University in 1986. He was in charge of the diplomatic relations of the Democratic Society Movement (TEV-DEM) from 2012 to 2014. Responsible for the Diplomatic Relations Committee of the Legislative Council of the Jazira District from 2014 to 2016. Co-President of the Foreign Relations Authority for the Jazira region from 2016 to 2018. Co-President of the External Relations Department of the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES) as of 2018.

Margaret Owen: is a barrister specialising in women’s human rights. She has previously worked as an immigration and asylum lawyer, as head of the Law and Policy division of International Planned Parenthood Federation, and as a consultant to various UN organisations.

Following the death of her husband she became acutely aware of the plight of widows overseas, particularly in conflict and AIDS afflicted countries. She founded the first international organisations to address human rights issues in the context of widowhood, and is now the director of WPD, Widows for Peace through Democracy, which is the umbrella for many partner organisations across the world.

She is also a founder member of GAPS- UK (Gender Action on Peace and Security). She is a regular participant at the UN Commission on the Status of Women, and has been the consultant on widowhood to the UN.

Pier Antonio Panzeri: is the founder and President of the Association against Impunity and for Transitional Justice (AITJ). He began his social and political career as General Secretary of the Metropolitan Chamber of Labour of Milan from 1995 to 2003. Since 1997 he has been President of the cultural association Archivio del Lavoro, and was responsible for European policies for the CGIL in 2003-2004. In this capacity he was active on issues related to the expansion of the European Union to 25 countries, with particular attention to issues of labour, social conditions and fundamental rights of citizens.

In 2004 he was elected, with 105,000 preferences, to the European Parliament in the north-western region with the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats group (S&D). From 2004 to 2009 he held various positions: Vice-Chairman of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs; Deputy Member of the Internal Market Committee (IMCO); Member of the delegation for relations with the United States; Member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET); Chairman of the delegation for relations with the Maghreb countries (DMAG); Deputy Member of the delegation for relations with South East Asian countries (ASEAN).

In 2014 he was re-elected to the European Parliament with 77,102 votes and held the following positions: President of the Subcommittee on Human Rights (DROI); Member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET); Member of the delegation for relations with the Maghreb countries and the Arab Maghreb Union (DMAG); Member of the delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean (DMED).

In September 2019 he founded the non-profit organisation AITJ in Brussels.

He is the author of several books: Il lavoratore fuori garanzia. Solitudini e responsabilità di una società avanzata (Jaca Book, 2003); Le tre Europe dei diritti (Jaca Book, 2004); La democrazia economica (Jaca Book, 2004); Nuovi lavori, flexicurity e rappresentanza politica (Jaca Book, 2008, with Filippo Di Nardo).

Nicola Pedde: director of the Institute for Global Studies, a think tank that focuses on politics, security and economics in the Middle East and Africa; since 2002 he is also the research Director on energy and then on the Middle East and North Africa at the Military Centre for Strategic Studies, at the Italian Ministry of Defence.

For the same centre he has carried out research activities on specific projects relating to regional energy, political and security issues.

He has a degree in Law from the University of Rome La Sapienza, a Master’s Degree in International Relations obtained at the St. Johns University of New York and a PhD in Geoeconomic Studies obtained at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Rome Sapienza.

Enrique Santiago Romero: he was born in Madrid in 1964; he has been a lawyer since 1993. From January 2000 to November 2006 he was General Secretary of the Comisión Española de Ayuda al Refugiado, (CEAR), the Spanish Commission for Aid to Refugees. During this period, CEAR received the 2006 Human Rights Award from the General Council of Lawyers of Spain ‘for its defence of the right to asylum and its exceptional voluntary, humanitarian, independent and plural action’.

From 2007 to 2010 he was General Secretary of the Institute of Political Studies for Latin America, Asia and Africa.

From 2012 to 2016 he was a legal advisor to the Peace Process Conversation Table between FARC-EP and the National Government of Colombia in Havana, Cuba.

Since January 2017 he has been a legal advisor to the Implementation, Monitoring, Verification and Dispute Resolution Commission of the final Peace Agreement

between the European Parliament of the FARC and the National Government (CISVI) in Bogota, Colombia.

He is a Member of the Spanish Parliament, elected in the Unidas Podemos group, since November 2019.


José Miguel Arrugaeta: born in Bilbao, in the Basque Country. Historian and journalist, he earned his second degree in history from the University of Havana. He worked as a professor of History and History of Cuban culture for the same university. He writes for the sites and and for various newspapers and magazines, including the Basque “Gara” and “Berria”, the Catalan “La Directa”, the Spanish “Rebelión”.

He edited the volumes Historia de la Revolucion Cubana and Fidel Castro Ruz: Seleccion de Discursos.

Orsola Casagrande: born in Venice. She worked from 1990 to 2013 for the newspaper “il manifesto” as a correspondent from Ireland and the United Kingdom. She writes about Ireland, Turkey, Kurdistan, the Middle East, Colombia as well as liberation wars and peace processes.

Together with Sergio Segio she co-edit the website and “Global Rights Magazine”.

She writes for the newspapers “Berria”, “La Directa”, “Yeni Yasam” and with the website

She has published the books: Miners (Odradek, 2004), Europe Tomorrow. Conversations with Tariq Ramadan (Jouvence, 2008), Berxwedan (Punto Rosso, 2009). She wrote and directed the films: Ira (with Luca Pastore, 1993), Berxwedan (with Bibi Bozzato, 2008), 301 (with Bibi Bozzato, 2009), Con lo que tenemos (with Bibi Bozzato, 2010). She has translated books by Gerry Adams, Ronan Bennett, Joseph O’Connor, for Gamberetti Editrice. In 2009 she was co-curator of the Kurdistan pavilion, Planet K, a collateral event of the 53rd Venice Biennale.

She is editor at large at Comma Press for which she has edited and translated The Book of Havana (2018) and is editing and translating The Book of Venice; Kurdistan +100 (with Mustafa Gundogdu); The American Way (with Ra Page).

Roberto Ciccarelli: he is a philosopher and journalist. Among other things, he has written Potenza e beatitudine. Il diritto nel pensiero di Baruch Spinoza (Carocci, 2003); Immanenza. Filosofia, diritto e politica della vita dal XIX al XX secolo (Il Mulino, 2008); La furia dei cervelli (with Giuseppe Allegri, Manifestolibri, 2011); Il Quinto Stato. Perché il lavoro indipendente è il nostro futuro. Precari, autonomi, free lance per una nuova società (with Giuseppe Allegri, Ponte alle Grazie editore, 2013); Capitale disumano – La vita in alternanza scuola lavoro (Manifestolibri, 2018); Forza lavoro – Il lato oscuro della rivoluzione digitale (DeriveApprodi, 2018).

Massimo Congiu: he is a journalist, researcher in the field of geopolitics of Central and Eastern Europe, he graduated in Contemporary History at the University Federico II of Naples, he has been following events in Hungary with particular attention since 1995, having lived in the country for over two decades. He writes for “Il Manifesto”, “MicroMega”, he collaborates with “Diritti Globali” and is a member of the Milanese editorial staff of “Historia Magistro”. He is curator at the Central European Social Observatory, a member of the Scientific Committee of CESPI, an analyst for the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI), the International Affairs Institute, and is the author of several books and essays on historical and political analysis and social investigation concerning Hungary in particular.

Susanna Ronconi: she is involved in research, training, supervision and evaluation in the field of social policies, social care and work with local communities. She has dealt specifically with addiction and the promotion of healthcare, with a focus on interventions aimed at the most fragile social groups. She is an expert in self-help, peer support and peer education methodologies and individual and community empowerment approaches. She also carries out social research activities using the autobiographical method and is a member of the executive board of Forum Droghe.

Since 2016 she has been among the Italian delegates to the Civil Society Forum on Drugs at the European Commission.

In 2008-2009 she coordinated the research project In precario equilibrio. Vulnerabilità sociali e rischio povertà for the Osservatorio delle povertà e delle risorse Caritas diocesana Torino (Edizioni Gruppo Abele, 2009). In 2010 she carried out the research La percezione dei consumatori di cocaina circa l’uso controllato e incontrollato – Una ricerca qualitativa a Torino, published in Cocaina. L’uso controllato (edited by Grazia Zuffa, Edizioni Gruppo Abele, 2010). She edited the book Molti modi di essere uniche – Percorsi di scrittura di sé per re-inventare l’età matura (with Barbara Mapelli and Lucia Portis, Stripes edizioni, 2011), based on autobiographical research carried out with 125 women. In 2013 she carried out qualitative research with women detained in prisons in Tuscany, with Grazia Zuffa, published in Recluse. Lo sguardo della differenza femminile sul carcere (Ediesse, 2014). In 2017 she published Droghe e autoregolazione (with Grazia Zuffa, Ediesse). In 2020 she published La prigione delle donne. Idee e pratiche per i diritti (with Grazia Zuffa, Ediesse).

Sergio Segio: ideator and editor of the 17 volumes of the Report on Global Rights, he has coordinated the editorial staff from the beginning. He collaborated with Fabbri Rizzoli-Grandi Opere for the following publications: the Enciclopedia Universale Rizzoli-Larousse – XIX Aggiornamento (Rizzoli-Larousse, 1992) for which he wrote the entries relating to National Politics; the Enciclopedia Rizzoli – Annuario 1996 (Rizzoli, 1996) for which he wrote the monograph Political Partiesi; the Enciclopedia Bompiani in 1996 for which he wrote the entry relating to Italian political history in the first half of the 1990s; the Enciclopedia UTET in 1997 for which he wrote the essay History of Italian politics 1988-1997. He is one of the authors and collaborators for the historical entries of L’Enciclopedia, published in 2003 by the Gruppo Editoriale L’Espresso-la Repubblica. He conceived and edited the five volumes (1997-2001) of the Annuario Sociale (Feltrinelli) for Gruppo Abele.

He is also the author and co-author of several books, including: Scuola e carcere – Educazione, organizzazione e processi comunicativi (edited by Renata Mancuso, Franco Angeli, 2001); La Bibbia dei non credenti (edited by Francesco Antonioli, Piemme, 2002); Miccia corta (DeriveApprodi, 2005; new expanded edition Milieu, 2017); Una vita in Prima Linea (Rizzoli, 2006); Lampedusa non è un’isola (A buon diritto, 2012). He wrote and produced the plays Dormono, dormono sulla collina (2008) and Last minute – Cronache dal mondo diseguale (2009), both staged at the Teatro Litta in Milan.

In 1991 and 1992 he was an editorial assistant for the quarterly journal of criminological studies “Dei delitti e delle pene” directed by Alessandro Baratta. In the 1990s he promoted and directed the monthly magazines “Narcomafie” and “Fuoriluogo”, and in 2001, after the G8 in Genoa, he promoted and directed the online information agency “Testimoni di GeNova”. He has promoted and directs the websites and In 2015 he founded the international online magazine “Global Rights”, of which he is co-director together with Orsola Casagrande. He has collaborated with numerous newspapers.

Since 2003 he has directed the non-profit association Società INformazione. He has been involved in social work for over 30 years, working with the association Gruppo Abele. He is on the executive board of the humanitarian organisation Nessuno tocchi Caino, and is one of the founding members of the association UPRE ROMA, committed to defending the rights of the Roma and Sinti populations.

Alberto Zoratti: he is an expert on climate change, ecological transition and international economics. He is the President of Fairwatch, an organization for fair economy. He is the thematic referent on economy and labour rights for the NGO Cospe and is one of the coordinators of the Stop TTIP Italia campaign; he is the communication manager of Legambiente Liguria and one of the founders of the independent information website “Comune-info”. He contributed to the drafting of the latest edition of the Guida al Consumo Critico (EMI, 2011). He is the author of several publications, including WTO. Dalla dittatura del mercato alla democrazia mondiale (with Monica Di Sisto and Roberto Bosio, EMI, 2005); Il voto nel portafoglio (with Monica Di Sisto and Leonardo Becchetti, Il Margine edizioni, 2008), I Signori della Green Economy. Neocapitalismo tinto di verde e Movimenti glocali di resistenza (with Monica Di Sisto, EMI, 2013) and Nelle mani dei mercati. Perchè il TTIP va fermato (with Monica Di Sisto and Marco Bersani, EMI, 2015).