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Deputy Minister of Justice Sisto: “The country lives in fear of an investigation, the government will fight the media lawsuit”

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An attack on the Severinsk anti-corruption law and a new joke against freedom of information: the Deputy Minister of Justice chose the Anci scene to illustrate measures well taken by local administrators. Starting with the Severino law, the first real Italian anti-corruption law, passed 10 years ago.

Attack on Severino anti-corruption law and probable new gag fight what he calls “media process“. A full-fledged promise also because for the Deputy Minister of Justice “The country lives in fear of investigation“. Tones that recall the period of governments Silvio Berlusconi actually belongs Francesco Paolo Sisto, senator of Forza Italia. Addressing the Assembly of Italian Municipalities Bergamo Deputy Minister explained which way the government intends to go Georgia Meloni on Justice. Starting with some provisions, welcome to the local administrators. So is malpractice, defined as “an inevitable step to try and loosen that grip. We must free public administrators from defensive bureaucracy and fear of signatures, and the Constitutional Court is also talking about this.” What does the government intend to do in this direction? “I don’t know if it would be possible to cancel or change the intervention, but one would think, I say this as a hypothesis, about intervention in a malpractice case, this is the moment when the legislator should intervene decisively. Think of it as an intervention hypothesis to leave the abuse of harm, these are the hypotheses being studied by the ministry.”

Controversy about Severino – But there’s something else on the Sisto menu. Starting with the Severino law, the first real Italian anti-corruption law, passed exactly ten years ago. “There Severinsky law not fair punishes public administrators sentenced by a court of first instance and must suffer the consequences before the sentence becomes final, and this also applies to malpractice, a slippery crime not because of the way it is written, but because of the way it is judged,” the Deputy Minister of Justice said at the Anci event. The link refers to that part Severino which removes from office mayors and governors convicted in the first instance. Rule changes awaited six justice referendum moving forward league from Matthew Salvini and come on Radicalswho proposed to abolish ban on renomination for politicians who have been finally convicted. However, this claim was not supported Georgia Meloni, who decided to support only four of the six. The referendums of Salvini and the radicals, anyway, came voted against. Meloni said at the time that repealing the law authorizing disqualification for terminally convicted prisoners would be “a step back in fight against corruption and it might give some magistrates the right to choose which policies convicted reapply and who should be banned from holding public office.

Meloni and the fear of signing – Today Meloni used different tones. Speaking from the same stage as Sisto, he explained that it was time to address the issue responsibility of mayors: starting with malpractice, we need to better define penal measures for public administrators, who today have such an elastic perimeter that “leaves room for”too discretionary interpretations“. The prime minister dusted off the concept of “fear of the signature”, which “nails the nation”. Speaking of Severino, Meloni added: “We must put mayors and administrators in condition to sign serenely, to know if signing is a crime: they don’t complain impunity but certain rules around the perimeter of legality: this is not about protecting smart people, but about protecting honest people who want to do their duty well. The government will start working on changing some crimes against Public administrationstarting from abuse of office”.

“The country is afraid of investigations” – But other things were also discussed at the Anci event. Deputy Minister Sisto, in fact, announced that the interference in “media process one of the goals of this government action will be to prevent a parallel trial in the courtrooms by the media, from which there is no protection.” According to Sixtus, “… The country lives in fear of investigation contrary to article 27 Constitution, presumption of innocence makes it possible to be considered in this country guilty only convicts with a final sentence, but this is not the case: for state administrators Warranty Information represents an element of condemnation, and this is a fact that must be recorded very clearly and very frankly, where we must begin, the judgment is already a punishment. This presumption of guilt is a defenseless inversion because there is no defense against unilateral stigma. Minister of State“.

Behind the gag of Cartabia – It remains to be seen how the words of the Deputy Minister of Justice will be translated into legal form. The gag to restrict the so-called “media process” has already been approved by the government Mario Draghi and Keeper of the Seals Marta Kartabiya, the implementation of the European directive on the presumption of innocence. The rule, which tightens communication between investigators and prosecutors and which saw Sisto – Undersecretary of State on Via Arenula during the previous executive office – one of the first supporters. Obviously, however, Berlusconi thinks he can do even better or worse, depending on your point of view. And if Sisto’s was just an appetizer for the main course, then we’ll have to wait until December 1, when the Minister of Justice Charles Nordio he will present to parliament his government policy on justice.

Source: II Fatto Quotidiano

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