The Project research, training and consulting activities, as well as scientific dissemination initiatives, pursue the goal of studying the role of the protection of fundamental human rights in the present historical context characterized by a resurgence of the international terrorism and the economic crisis. These phenomena influence the protection of human rights in many aspects with repercussions both in domestic law and in international and European law. In this framework, the Project aims to contribute to the national and international debate on the protection of fundamental rights and enhance the scientific activities carried out in this field by ISGI. To this end, the research activities mainly focus on the impact of international human rights instruments on domestic legal systems, in particular in the field of social rights, the rights of persons with disabilities and other vulnerable subjects.