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Extradition to Italy
Purpose of this article is to give an overwiew for practitioners abroad of possibile defense arguments in fighting extradition / execution of European Arrest Warrant (EAW).   1.

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Italian 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.

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European Prosecutor, a Trojan horse for fundamental rights protection?
Traditionally, the protection of Union's financial interests was within the exclusive competence of European Union Member States and the EU anti fraud office OLAF as well , Eurojust and Europol...

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Italian criminal trial
The Italian legal system is that of a civil law State, governed by codified law.

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Legal 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").

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Italian in absentia conviction infringes human dignity (BVerfG 2735/15)

The Italian rules governing the retrial of in absentia convictions do not respect human dignity.

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Interpol: a weapon against Human Rights defenders?
Established 1956 in Vienna, the INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL POLICE ORGANIZATION - INTERPOL enables police in around 190 member countries to work together "to fight international crime": more in detail, its aim...

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Extradition from Italy
In general, extradition is the process whereby one nation or state (the requested state) surrenders a suspected or convicted criminal to another nation or state (the requesting state); hereinafter, for the purposes...

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Client - 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.

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Criminal records in Italy
There are essentially 6 main kinds of records in Italy: criminal record (also called "criminal / penal certificate" it lists past criminal convictions in Italy); civil record (contains some civil judgments, such as bankruptcy,...

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