Credits to
Marco Ramat

Magistrates, power and citizens in Italy. The “political” judge

Issue 11/2020

We publish here, courtesy of the Publisher, the present article by Marco Ramat, post-World War II Italian judge, one of the founders of “Magistratura democratica”, member of the Superior Council of the Magistracy, Counsellor of the Court of Cassation.

The document, considered of interest to DPU readers by reasons of the extreme topicality of its contents, was originally published on the Review Indici comunità, 152, 1968, pp. 17 ff. and was selected within the archival heritage concerning the history of the Olivetti Company (Archivio Storico Olivetti), collected, edited and enhanced by Associazione Archivio Storico Olivetti, which we thank for the precious collaboration.


SUMMARY: 1. Subordination to parliament and government. – 2. Policy for implementing and defending the Constitution. – 3. Parliament, government, head of state: political responsibilities and sanctions. – 4. The judge and the criticism of sentences. – 5. A new conception of the judge.


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