Useful InformationExtradition to Italy
ArticlesItalian in absentia trial violates the right to a fair trial
The Italian rules governing the retrial of in absentia conviction do not meet European convention on Human rights' standard, because they do not grant the defendant the right to adduce new evidence and disputethe evidence gathered in his absence.
ArticlesEuropean Prosecutor, a Trojan horse for fundamental rights protection?
Useful InformationItalian criminal trial
Useful InformationLegal aid in Italy
In Italy legal aid depends on income of the applicant (and of her/his cohabiting relatives if he request regards a criminal court proceeding): more specifically, under Italian law legal aid is granted to everybody, citizen and non citizen, but only in litigation and only to those who are considered indigent ("means test").
JudgmentsItalian in absentia conviction infringes human dignity (BVerfG 2735/15)
The Italian rules governing the retrial of in absentia convictions do not respect human dignity.
ArticlesInterpol: a weapon against Human Rights defenders?
Useful InformationExtradition from Italy
Useful InformationClient - Attorney confidentiality in Italy: core value of democracy or just window dressing ?
Confidentiality between defense lawyer and client is protected under Italian law, but practice shows the the protection can easily be bypassed.