Tag: Italia

EU FRAUD AND LIMITATION PERIODS: THE “TARICCO RULE” IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL DUE TO CONTRAST WITH THE PRINCIPLE OF CERTAINTY

An emblematic case of dialogue between Courts The Taricco case is a significant example of “dialogue between Courts”. Often, such dialogue is intentionally sought, although doubts may remain as to its effective feasibility. With the Taricco case, however, by means of the decisions of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) and of the Constitutional Court of the…

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Defamation penalty in Italy needs to be considered for its effect on free expression, OSCE media representative says

VIENNA, 26 May 2016 – The Italian Senate should consider pending legislation that would increase the maximum penalty to 9 years in jail for criminally defaming elected officials and judges in light of its effect on free expression, OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović said today. The current maximum penalty is 6 years. “This initiative is detrimental…

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