The 2012 conference of the Italian MFA focused on the centrality of the person and the protection of human rights. Prof. Enzo Le Fevre Cervini was invited to speak, on behalf of the Budapest Centre, in the panel dedicated to the “Protection of civilians during armed conflicts” together with Prof. Marcello Flores, University of Siena, Ten. Col. Massimo Contri, COESPU, and Dr. Pascal Carlucci,Institutional and Police Reform Adviser EUPol Afghanistan. The panel was moderated by Amb. Diego Brasioli, president of the Italian Inter-ministerial Committee for Human Rights. The presence of the Budapest Centre in such important meeting reaffirmed the strong cooperation with the Italian MFA.