Title Report Of The Special Rapporteur On The Independence Of Judges And Lawyers, Submitted In Accordance With Commission On Human Rights Resolution 2002/43 : Addendum
Publisher UN Commission on Human Rights
Author Commission on Human Rights; Dato' Param Cumaraswamy
Publication Date 1 January 2003
Country Italy
Topics Human rights and fundamental freedoms | Rule of law / Due process / Procedural fairness
Citation / Document Symbol E/CN.4/2003/65/ADD.4
Reference fifty-ninth session
Cite as UN Commission on Human Rights, Report Of The Special Rapporteur On The Independence Of Judges And Lawyers, Submitted In Accordance With Commission On Human Rights Resolution 2002/43 : Addendum, 1 January 2003, E/CN.4/2003/65/ADD.4 , available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3f4a0c484.html [accessed 29 July 2014]
Comments The present report concerns a follow-up mission to Italy undertaken from 5 to 8 November 2002 by the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers. The Special Rapporteur undertook an earlier fact-finding mission to Italy, 11 to 14 March 2002, after receiving information of growing tension between the magistrates, including prosecutors, and the Government. This tension resulted in nationwide protests organized by magistrates at the beginning of the legal year in January 2002. Following that mission, the Special Rapporteur submitted a preliminary report (E/CN.4/2002/72/Add.3) containing his observations and initial recommendations.