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Q&A: Berlusconi v the courts

from the BBC Italy’s top court has ruled that a law that granted Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and other top officials immunity from prosecution while in office is unconstitutional. The ruling means that trials against Mr Berlusconi could resume. What was the immunity law? Read more
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Executive Immunity Suffers Another Setback

by Scott Horton Is an Italian law that grants senior officials of the government immunity from criminal prosecution during the time they serve in office consistent with the Italian Constitution’s guarantee that all citizens are equal before the law? The Italian Constitutional Court answered that question yesterday with a decisive “no.” It concluded that senior officials [...]
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