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Justice reform passed-English

(ANSA)-Rome, June 16-Italy’s reform of the judicial system was passed by the Senate on Thursday and became a law.

The reform of the judicial system and its autonomous body by the Minister of Justice of Malta and Cartabia was passed by the Council of Supreme Administrative Officers (CSM) with 173 votes and 16 abstentions and 37 votes.

Italian judges and prosecutors strike the reform bill on May 16 for the first time in 12 years.

Giuseppe Santa Lucia, chairman of the Italian Justice of the Peace ANM, said the reforms may formally respect the words of the Italian Constitution, but “do not follow much” in that spirit.

Santalucia said it was an attempt to “manage a justice of the peace.”

ANM is particularly frustrated with plans to introduce a so-called “report card” system for the promotion of justice of the peace.

This will take into account factors such as the time it takes a security judge to complete a particular procedure and the number of subsequent judgments that will be overturned at the level of justice.

To qualify for the EU Post-COVID Recovery Fund, Italy’s snail-paced judicial system needs to be reformed.

Reforms will take place after a recent scandal involving justice of the peace and politicians has undermined the credibility of the judiciary.

The scandal affected the infringement and corruption of dominant bargaining positions and called for the eradication of favoritism and factionism in Italy’s politicalized judiciary, including President Sergio Mattarella.

The overhaul also aims to end the “revolving door” system, which allows justice of the peace to become a politician and then regain their old work.

Judges elected to public office for political reasons will not be able to return to their original positions at the end of their term.

Judges elected to the Italian or European Parliament, the local or city council, or the judges who have won the mayoral election, will assume the post of management of the Ministry of Justice after the end of their term and will not be able to rule the case.

In addition, a justice of the peace who was not elected to run for public office, or a justice of the peace appointed to a non-elected position by the government, will not be able to serve as a judge for the next three years.

Also, judges will not be able to continue to work and hold political status at the same time, even in different regions. (ANSA).

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