Italian judicial system

Italian dual Citizenship and Last Name Issues

How to keep last name if you become an Italian dual citizen. Changing a surname in Italy has long been a difficult process, with the default position being that one's surname at birth is fixed and unchangeable. Furthermore, according to Italian law children are to be given the surname of the father, although recently a [...]

By |2019-09-12T21:49:14+00:00August 28th, 2019|Dual Citizenship, Judicial|0 Comments

The dual citizenship proceeding before the Court of Rome

Steps in a Dual Citizenship Court Proceeding in Rome The below Italian Dual Citizenship Court Proceeding applies when a lawsuit is filed before the Court of Rome claiming citizenship as descendant of an Italian-born ancestor. A citizenship claim can be brought before the Court of Rome only if citizenship is denied by a consulate [...]

By |2019-09-12T18:59:27+00:00August 10th, 2019|Dual Citizenship, Judicial|0 Comments

Italy’s Supreme Court vs. US Supreme Court

Italy's Supreme Court and the Supreme Court of the United States: How do these highest courts in the land match up? On the most fundamental level, the differences that exist between the highest courts of Italy and the United States reflect their respective legal systems; Italy based on a civil law system and the United [...]

By |2019-08-27T22:54:06+00:00August 3rd, 2019|Blog, Judicial|0 Comments

Precendents in the Italian Justicial System

Italian Judicial Precedents vs. Case-Law When considering the substantial differences that exist between the "case law" of a common law court decision or the "precedent" of an Italian court, it is instructive to examine how the differing courts function. A common law court relies on existing precedents for decisions, but may alter or diverge [...]

By |2019-08-27T22:56:37+00:00February 4th, 2019|Blog, Judicial|0 Comments

Italy’s Constitutional Court

Italy's Constitutional Court The Constitutional Court of the Italian Republic, or Consulta, is Italy's highest court regarding matters of constitutional law. In keeping with the framers' notion of a "rigid" constitution and a centralized system, the court was designed as an ad hoc organ for constitutional justice separate from the judiciary. The court resolves controversies [...]

By |2019-09-12T21:48:04+00:00April 27th, 2018|Blog, Judicial|0 Comments
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