The costs of the Italian (in)justice

The costs of the Italian (in)justice

Western liberal States are characterized by paradigms such as democracy, parliamentarianism, liberty. But there is a value summing up them all, representing a starting point for all the others: that is, the rule of law. Just all the most important political values, rule of law as well – as Ronald Dworkin wrote – is victim of a paradox: it is as easy to agree on the quality of a ‘value’, as it is difficult to define it.

The goal of this focus is to try to define the Italian civil justice current situation in light of some international parameters, considered as a benchmark to compare Italy and other EU member States with similar civil justice systems. With the purpose of providing more trustworthiness and quality to the research, the authors also analysed the consequences that Italian civil justice system brought to several leading economical standpoints.

What comes up from the research, is that despite recent years’ reforms introduced new and remarkable procedures to solve disputes out-of-court, the Italian civil justice framework is still troublesome for its un-efficiency and un-productiveness.

Lastly, the research reports some policy proposals aiming to make the judicial system more efficient, as well as bringing back the Italian rule of law at its best.