Thursday, February 25, 2021

Choice of forum in Italy

The Supreme Court of Cassation, Rome

In 1999, Emanuele Scieri, an Italian soldier, was killed in his barracks in Pisa. Eventually charges were brought against five fellow-soldiers (only one of whom is still on active duty) and a jurisdictional standoff occurred: military trial in Rome v. civilian trial in Pisa. The Supreme Court of Cassation has just ruled that the trial should be held in the Pisa court. Details can be found here and here. The decision is not yet on the Supreme Court's website.

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