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 Schwerpunkt  Rechtswissenschaftliches Bloggen: Wie? Wozu? Für wen?

“We had something in mind, which then changed and became something different” – interview with Oreste Pollicino, co-founder of Diritti Comparati

Oreste Pollicino

You founded Diritti Comparati in 2010. What motivated you to start a blog on comparative law in Italy? We started publishing the first posts in March 2010. Diritti comparati was a group project, a collective effort from the start: we started with three collaborators, myself, Alberto Alemanno and Andrea Buratti. Raffaele Torino joined the project a bit later. The idea was sparked by the factual situation of the Italian legal discourse. We noticed that in Italian academic debate, there was no platform or attempt to discuss comparative law, especially comparative public law, outside of classic law reviews. Law reviews require mehr

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 Schwerpunkt  Verfassungs- und Völkerrecht im Spannungsverhältnis

Let Not Triepel Triumph – How To Make the Best Out of Sentenza No. 238 of the Italian Constitutional Court for a Global Legal Order

Anne Peters

The Italian Constiutional Court’s decision no. 238 of 22 Oct. 2014 (unofficial translation into English) already inspired a flurry of comments in the blogosphere (see in EJIL talk! Christian Tams (24 Oct. 2014) and Theodor Schilling (12 Nov. 2014); on the Verfassungsblog amongst others Filippo Fontanelli (27 Oct. 2014); on Opinio Juris Andrea Pin (19 Nov. 2014); on the Völkerrechtsblog Felix Würkert (11 Dec. 2014)); see also Karin Oellers-Frahm, „Das italienische Verfassungsgericht und das Völkerrecht: Eine unerfreuliche Beziehung“, Heidelberg Journal of International Law 2015, issue 1. In that Sentenza, the Corte refused to give effect to the ICJ’s judgment (in) Jurisdictional Immunities of the State (Germany v. Italy) of 3 February 2012, in which the ICJ had upheld the mehr

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 Schwerpunkt  Verfassungs- und Völkerrecht im Spannungsverhältnis

Damage-assessment on the building of international law after the Italian Constitutional Court’s decision no. 238 of 2014: no structural damage, just wear and tear.

Filippo Fontanelli

This symposium invites reflections on the intercourse between national courts and international law, in light of the recent judgment of the Constitutional Court of Italy (no. 238 of 2014, of 22 October 2014). I briefly examine this judgment’s impact on international law in two respects. First, whether it can point to a new principle of international law. Second, whether it undermines international law as such. I have elsewhere summarised the main aspects of the ruling, and criticised its inward-looking approach. The Italian judges deliberately avoided engaging with international law and therefore their ruling serves, at most, as cheap-talk for the mehr

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 Schwerpunkt  Verfassungs- und Völkerrecht im Spannungsverhältnis

No custom restricting state immunity for grave breaches ‒ well why not?

Felix Würkert

In a recent judgement (discussed here and here), the Italian Constitutional Court (CC) found that the Italian Constitution barred Italian courts from applying the ICJ’s judgement in Germany v. Italy (discussed here and here) and that the Italian laws implementing the judgement were unconstitutional. The CC did so without wandering off into the field of international law. It did however acknowledge the ICJ’s finding, that there was no customary international law exempting states from immunity in the case of grave breaches of international law. I would like to argue that this should not be the question, but rather that this mehr

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 Schwerpunkt  Bicameralism and its Discontents

The Italian reform of bicameralism: is the time ripe?

Antonia Baraggia

Italy's unique "perfect bicameralism" has often been criticized for its inefficiency. The latest attempt to reform it, brought forward by Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, is still debated in parliament. The destiny of the Italian bicameralism and the resolution of the Italian oxymoron lies on the thin line of the agreement between the main political forces, which seems quite frail and uncertain at the moment. Weiterlesen

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I know it’s wrong but I just can’t do right: First impressions on judgment no. 238 of 2014 of the Italian Constitutional Court

Filippo Fontanelli

On 22 October 2014, the Italian Constitutional Court (CC) delivered its judgment on state immunity and tort claims by Italian citizens against Germany. This ruling reignited the fire of Ferrini (a 2004 judgment of the Italian Supreme Court), which kept burning under the ashes, after the intervention of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) had seemingly put it off for good. It is only possible to appreciate the import of the CC’s judgment in perspective, as the last (or latest) act of a legal melodrama that would be entertainingly captivating if it were not real. Weiterlesen

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Italien im Dilemma zwischen Verfassungs- und Völkerrechtstreue

Stefan Raffeiner

Das italienische Gesetz zur Vollstreckung der UN-Charta ist verfassungswidrig, soweit es gemäß Artikel 94 der UN-Charta Italien verpflichtet, das Urteil des Internationalen Gerichtshofs von 2012 zur Staatenimmunität zu befolgen. Außerdem ist die vom IGH im konkreten Fall festgestellte völkerrechtliche Gewohnheitsrechtsnorm zur Staatenimmunität nicht Teil der italienischen Rechtsordnung: Stefan Raffeiner zur Entscheidung des italienischen Verfassungsgerichtshofs. Weiterlesen

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Geschlechtsumwandlung und Zwangsscheidung: zwei bahnbrechende Klärungen des italienischen Verfassungsgerichtshofes

Francesco Palermo

Die Ehe bleibt gleichgeschlechtlichen Partnern in Italien verwehrt. In seinem jüngsten, bahnbrechenden Urteil zur Zwangsscheidung nach Geschlechtsumwandlung fordert der italienische Verfassungsgerichtshof aber vom Gesetzgeber, ihnen endlich eine eingetragene Lebensgemeinschaft zu ermöglichen. Weiterlesen

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Das neue italienische Wahlrecht: immer noch verfassungsrechtlich fragwürdig?

Matteo Garavoglia

Silvio Berlusconis "porcellum" genanntes Wahlgesetz hat der italienische Verfassungsgerichtshof für verfassungswidrig erklärt. Der neue italienische Ministerpräsident Matteo Renzi hat im Bund mit Berlusconi ein neues Gesetz vorgelegt, das die Verfassungsprobleme aber nur unzureichend löst und sogar noch neue schafft. In January, Silvio Berlusconi's electoral law "porcellum" had been declared unconstitutional by the Italian Constitutional Court. The new Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is now, along with Berlusconi, trying to push a new law through parliament that fails to solve the problems adressed by the Constitutional Court and introduces even new ones. Weiterlesen

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