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Thursday, October 07, 2010

Italian high court struck down immunity law shielding Berlusconi
Dwyer Arce at 12:00 AM ET

On October 7, 2009, the Italian Constitutional Court struck down a 2008 law granting immunity from prosecution to the four highest officials of the country, including Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. The court found that the law violated constitutional provisions making all citizens are equal before the law. The 2008 law, Lodo Alfano, was a second attempt to block prosecution against Berlusconi through immunity legislation. The decision allowed cases against Berlusconi to be reopened.

Learn more about Berlusoni's ongoing trials from the JURIST news archive.




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