Updated Legislation on Territorial Entities and their Financial Stability (Jul. 22, 2015) by Dante Figueroa
On June 20, 2015, Decree-Law No. 78, on sub-national territorial entities, entered into effect in Italy. (Decree-Law No. 78 of June 19, 2015, Urgent ...
Topic: Budget; Executive agencies; Government ethics and transparency; Officials and employees; Sovereignty; State and local finance; State and local government
Updated Legislation on Credit Entities and on Strengthening of Bank of Italy (Jul. 17, 2015) by Dante Figueroa
On June 27, 2015, new legislation on the supervision of credit entities and on the strengthening of the country's central bank, Decree-Law No. 72, entered into ...
Topic: Accounting and auditing; Banks and financial institutions; Credit markets; Financial services; Foreign and international banking; Interest
New Legislation Against Public Corruption and Organized Crime (Jun. 25, 2015) by Dante Figueroa
On June 14, 2015, new legislation fighting criminal conduct against the state, organized crime activities, and false accounting reporting entered into effect in Italy. (Law ...
Topic: Corporate income tax; Corruption; Crimes against property; Criminal code; Criminal procedure; Fraud and financial crimes; Government ethics and transparency
Pension Reform Now in Effect (Jun. 11, 2015) by Dante Figueroa
On May 21, 2015, new legislation concerning pensions and social security benefits entered into effect in Italy. (Decree-Law No. 65 of May 21, 2015, ...
Topic: Employee benefits; Labor-management relations; Social security
Legislative Electoral Reform (Italicum) (Jun. 04, 2015) by Dante Figueroa
On May 23, 2015, new legislation governing the election of members of the Chamber of Deputies entered into effect. (Provisions Concerning the Elections of ...
Topic: Campaign finance; Elections and politics; Legislative elections; Organization of legislatures; Political parties and affiliations
Summary Divorce Proceedings Revised (May. 20, 2015) by Dante Figueroa
On May 26, 2015, new legislation amending the procedural rules on the declaration of a divorce will enter into effect in Italy. (Law No. ...
Topic: Divorce; Evidence; Legal remedies; Marriage and family status; Trials and court proceedings
Foreign Fighters Decree Now a Law (May. 19, 2015) by Dante Figueroa
It was reported on March 24, 2015, that new legislation, Decree Law No. 7 amending Italy's Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism, entered into effect ...
Civil Liability of Judges (Apr. 09, 2015) by Dante Figueroa
Italy has approved new legislation on the civil liability of judges. (Law No. 18 of February 27, 2015, on Civil Liability of Magistrates, GAZETTA ...
Topic: Civil actions; Civil liability; Judges; Judicial review and appeals; Jurisdiction; State and local courts; Supreme court
Updated Legislation on International Military Cooperation (Mar. 26, 2015) by Dante Figueroa
On February 20, 2015, Italy's Parliament passed new legislation, Decree-Law No. 7, regulating the involvement of the Italian Armed Forces in international cooperative activities. (Decree-Law ...
Topic: Armed forces; Defense spending; International affairs; Military assistance; Militias and paramilitary groups; Terrorism
Updated Legislation on Fight Against Terrorism (Mar. 24, 2015) by Dante Figueroa
On February 20, 2015, new legislation amending the Criminal Code with respect to fighting terrorism entered into effect in Italy. (Decree-Law No. 7 of February ...
Topic: Intelligence activities; Militias and paramilitary groups; National security; Terrorism; Weapons; Crime and law enforcement
Historic Constitutional Amendment in Progress (Mar. 03, 2015) by Dante Figueroa
On January 27, 2015, the Italian Chamber of Deputies reviewed for a second time a constitutional amendment proposal approved by the Italian Senate. The proposed ...
Topic: Constitution; Elections and politics; Legislative bodies; Organization of legislatures
Measures to Foster Banking System and Promote Investment (Feb. 10, 2015) by Dante Figueroa
Italy's cabinet has approved new measures, contained in Legislative Decree No. 3 (D.L. No. 3), aimed at bolstering the national economy, in particular the ...
Topic: Banks and financial institutions; Business investment and capital; Consumer protection; Financial services; Investments; Taxation
Extension of Deadlines for Reorganization of Government Entities (Feb. 04, 2015) by Dante Figueroa
Italy has passed additional legislation, effective on December 31, 2014, aimed at promoting efficiency and eliminating government bureaucracy. (Legislative Decree No. 192 of December 31, ...
Topic: Administrative law and regulatory procedures; Executive agencies; Government; Officials and employees; Taxation
Tax Simplification Legislation Passed (Jan. 13, 2015) by Dante Figueroa
Italy recently passed legislation on tax simplification and the expedited filing of tax returns; the new law became effective on December 13, 2014. (Legislative ...
Topic: Tax administration and collection; Taxation; Value-added tax
Implementation of EU Legislation on Orphan Works (Dec. 16, 2014) by Dante Figueroa
Italy recently amended its Copyright Law to address the issue of orphan works. On November 25, 2014, Legislative Decree No. 163 of November 10, 2014, Implementation ...
Topic: Copyright; Orphan works
Measures to Reactivate the Economy, Promote Development, and Reduce Bureaucracy (Nov. 19, 2014) by Dante Figueroa
The Italian legislature recently passed legislation to strengthen the national economy and to reduce bureaucracy. (Decree-Law No. 133, of September 12, 2014 (D.L. 133), Urgent ...
Topic: Aviation and airports; Budget; Economic development; Government lending and loan guarantees; Transportation and public works
Prospective Legislation on the Election and Change of Names (Oct. 06, 2014) by Dante Figueroa
The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current ...
Topic: Children's rights
Measures to Decrease Backlogs in Civil Proceedings (Oct. 03, 2014) by Dante Figueroa
Recently adopted legislation in Italy seeks to clear the country's considerable backlog of civil cases through a series of measures in the areas of attorney-client relationships, ...
Topic: Administrative remedies; Civil actions; Families ; Judges; Jurisdiction and venue; State and local courts
Abolition of Crime of "Illegal Immigration" and the Mare Nostrum Policy (Sep. 24, 2014) by Dante Figueroa
In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this ...
Topic: Administrative remedies; Boundaries; Crime and law enforcement; Human rights and civil liberties; Immigration
Right to Information of Persons Subject to Imprisonment (Aug. 14, 2014) by Dante Figueroa
Italy's Legislative Decree No. 101 of 2014, which enters into effect on August 16, 2014, implements European Union Directive 2012/13/UE concerning the right to information of ...
Topic: Correctional facilities and imprisonment; Crime and law enforcement; Criminal procedure
Compensation for Mistreated Inmates and Other Provisions on Prison Administration (Aug. 12, 2014) by Dante Figueroa
Italy's Decree Law No. 92, of June 26, 2014, amends several legislative instruments with the purposes of guaranteeing the rights of persons currently held in Italian ...
Topic: Correctional facilities and imprisonment; Crime and law enforcement; Criminal procedure
Measures to Enhance Protection of Cultural Patrimony (Aug. 12, 2014) by Dante Figueroa
Decree-Law No. 83 of 2014, which entered into effect on July 31, 2014, establishes urgent tax, financial, and administrative measures aimed at the protection and promotion ...
Topic: Cultural heritage; Income tax; Tourism
Recent Developments on Bitcoin (Jun. 12, 2014) by Dante Figueroa
On May 2, 2014, the Central Bank of Italy released its Biannual Report, which included a statement advising Italians against buying, investing in, or using Bitcoin ...
Topic: Banks and financial institutions; Currency; Internet
Constitutional Decision Upholding Decriminalization of Soft Drugs (Jun. 09, 2014) by Dante Figueroa
On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for ...
Topic: Constitution; Controlled substances; Crime and law enforcement
Overhaul of Criminal Penalties (May. 28, 2014) by Dante Figueroa
The Italian Parliament recently adopted Law 67 of April 28, 2014, regulating criminal penalties not involving imprisonment and containing measures on prison reform. (Legge 28 ...
Topic: Correctional facilities and imprisonment; Crime and law enforcement; Criminal code; Sentencing
Law Reordering the Territorial Organization of the Country (May. 14, 2014) by Dante Figueroa
Italy's Law 56 of April 7, 2014 (hereinafter Law 56) contains provisions on metropolitan cities, provinces, and the union and merger of municipalities. (Legge ...
Topic: State and local finance; State and local government
Legislation on Narcotics and Psychotropic Substances Found Partially Unconstitutional (Mar. 27, 2014) by Dante Figueroa
On February 12, 2014, the ConstitutionaI Court of the ItaIian RepubIic (Corte CostituzionaIe deIIa ReppubIica ItaIiana, UItimo Deposito deIIe Pronunce (Mar. 14, 2014), ConstitutionaI Court ...
Topic: Controlled substances; Crime and law enforcement; Constitution
Legislation on Public Financing for Political Parties (Mar. 11, 2014) by Dante Figueroa
On February 28, 2014, a decree ending direct public financing of political parties entered into effect in Italy. (Decreto Legge 28 dicembre 2013, n. 149, Abolizione ...
Topic: Elections and politics
New Measures to Respond to Environmental Emergencies (Feb. 14, 2014) by Dante Figueroa
Italy's Senate adopted a decree on "Urgent Measures Designed to Tackle Environmental and Industrial Emergencies and to Facilitate the Development of the Concerned Areas," on February ...
Topic: Administrative law and regulatory procedures; Emergency management; Environmental mitigation; Organized crime
Implementation of Law Amending Status of Natural Children (Jan. 30, 2014) by Dante Figueroa
Legislative Decree 154 of December 28, 2013 (hereinafter L.D. 154)is scheduled to enter into effect on February 7, 2014, and amends several provisions of the ...
Topic: Families ; Legitimation; Paternity
Urgent Measures Concerning Education, Higher Education, and Research (Nov. 29, 2013) by Dante Figueroa
Italy adopted a Decree-Law in September 2013 containing emergency measures designed to bolster classroom instruction, higher education, and research activities throughout the country. (Decreto-Legge 12 ...
Topic: Education; Education funding; Health promotion and preventive care; Higher education; School administration
Tax Incentives and Other Measures to Tackle Youth Unemployment (Sep. 09, 2013) by Dante Figueroa
Italy adopted a Decree-Law in June 2013, which was amended in August 2013, that is designed to promote youth employment in the country. (DECRETO-LEGGE, 28 ...
Topic: Children; Labor; Taxation
Recognition of Natural Children (Jul. 01, 2013) by Dante Figueroa
Law 219 of December 10, 2012 (LEGGE 10 dicembre 2012, n. 219, NORMATTIVA), which entered into effect on December 17, 2012, amended the legal status ...
Draft Legislation to Eliminate Public Financing for Political Parties (Jun. 07, 2013) by Dante Figueroa
On May 31, 2013, the Italian Council of Ministers approved draft legislation to eliminate public financing for political parties and to regulate the voluntary contributions made ...
Topic: Elections and politics
Laws Create a New Legal Framework for the Promotion of Economic Development (Sep. 07, 2011) by Dante Figueroa
Honduras passed a legislative package during 2010 aimed at boosting the economic development of the country. This package is composed of three major laws. The first ...
Topic: Economics and Public Finance
Recognition of Aboriginal Languages (Sep. 01, 2010) by Dante Figueroa
On January 25, 2010, Colombia adopted Law 1381, which develops and regulates certain provisions of the Political Constitution and of Law 21 of 1991, which had ...
Individual Insolvency Law (Sep. 01, 2010) by Dante Figueroa
Colombia's Law 1380 of January 25, 2010, establishes the insolvency regimen for natural persons (with the exception of merchants). This new insolvency regime allows debtors who ...
Supreme Court of Justice Decision Disallows Additional Severance Payments for Teachers in Private Sector (Jul. 30, 2010) by Dante Figueroa
Chile's Labor Code was amended on March 29, 2008, to include provisions establishing that final trial decisions in labor cases may be challenged exclusively by the ...
Integration Treaty Enters into Force (Feb. 18, 2010) by Dante Figueroa
The Treaty of Maipanduacute; for Integration and Cooperation, designed to revive and update the Peace and Friendship Treaty signed between Argentina and Chile in 1984 but ...
Topic: International affairs
Jurisdiction: Argentina; Chile
New Law Creates Ministry for the Environment, Other Environmental Agencies (Feb. 17, 2010) by Dante Figueroa
Chile has enacted a new law that creates the Ministry of the Environment, the Environmental Evaluation Service, and the Superintendency for the Environment. It also contains ...
Topic: Environmental protection
Supreme Court Decision Permitting President, Others to Seek Reelection (Dec. 18, 2009) by Dante Figueroa
On October 19, 2009, the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court of Nicaragua issued a decision that effectively permits the President, Vice-President, mayors, and vice-mayors to ...
New Law Creates the Inter-Agency Social Protection System (Sep. 25, 2009) by Dante Figueroa
Chile has adopted a new law that creates the Inter-Agency Social Protection System (IASPS) and recognizes the existence of the Integral Infants' Protection Sub-System (IFPSS), "Chile ...
Consolidation of Administrative Powers in Executive Branch (Jul. 27, 2009) by Dante Figueroa
A new law issued on March 17, 2009, amends Venezuela's Organic Law on the Decentralization, Delimitation, and Transference of Competencies of the Public Power that was ...
Topic: Executive power
Law on Transparency and Access to Public Information Adopted (Dec. 12, 2008) by Dante Figueroa
Chile's new Law on the Transparency of Public Functions and Access to Information on Public Administration establishes that all information prepared using taxpayer money and all ...
Topic: Freedom of information
Second Circuit Denies Application of Hague Convention on Child Abduction to Chilean Claimant (Oct. 02, 2008) by Dante Figueroa
On July 18, 2008, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed a final judgment of the U.S. District Court for the Southern ...
Jurisdiction: Chile; United States
Bill Amending the Organic Law of the Environment (Jul. 02, 2008) by Dante Figueroa
On June 5, 2008, Chile's President Michelle Bachelet sent Congress a bill amending the Organic Law of the Environment (Law 19,300 of 1994). The bill creates ...
Topic: Environmental protection
Regulations of the Law Establishing a Criminal Responsibility System for Juvenile Delinquents (Nov. 02, 2007) by Dante Figueroa
On 13 December 2006, the President of Chile issued Supreme Decree 1,378 approving the Regulations of Law 20,084 of 2005, which establishes a Criminal Responsibility System ...
Topic: Crime and law enforcement