|Author (Person)||Rocha, Frederico|
|Series Details||June 2018|
Italian interior minister Matteo Salvini sparked controversy in June 2018 after calling for a census of the Roma community in the country that would lead to non-Italians being deported.
His remarks on Roma were eventually rebutted by his fellow deputy prime minister, Luigi di Maio, who made clear that a census was unconstitutional. United Nations human rights official Birgit Van Hout condemned Mr Salvini's comments.
This controversy followed an earlier decision by Mr Salvini to refuse a rescue boat with over 600 migrants aboard. His government had only recently taken office, following a coalition agreement between the Northern League and the Five Star Movement.
|Subject Categories||Values and Beliefs|
|Countries / Regions||Italy|