Concluding Observations, E/C.12/ITA/CO/5, 9 October 2015: Italy
C. Principal subjects of concern and recommendations
Legal framework for non-discrimination
16. While taking note of the anti-discrimination provision in the State party’s Constitution, the Committee is concerned that not all grounds of discrimination prohibited under the Covenant are enumerated in that provision, and that existing legislation addresses only some grounds of discrimination. The Committee is also concerned that same-sex unions are not recognized in the State party’s legislation (art. 2 (2)).
17. The Committee recommends that the State party take steps to adopt a comprehensive anti-discrimination law that guarantees protection for everyone against discrimination in the enjoyment of economic, social and cultural rights, and encompasses all forms of discrimination, including sexual orientation and gender identity. It also recommends that the State party recognize that individuals in same-sex unions are entitled to equal enjoyment of their economic, social and cultural rights. The Committee draws the State party’s attention to its general comment No. 20 (2009) on non-discrimination in economic, social and cultural rights.
Link to full text of the report: Concluding Observations-CESCR-Italy-2015-eng