Bernardo Giorgio Mattarella
Participation in rulemaking in italy
In Italian law there are no general statutory provisions requiring participation by interested parties in rulemaking procedures. However, specific provisions requiring various forms of participation for certain kinds of procedures or authorities are increasing in number. After describing some relevant features of the Italian legal system and accounting for the legal regime of rulemaking, this paper provides a short overview of the relevant law, and considers the reasons for the lack of general statutory provisions and for the rise in participation practice. In conclusion, it focuses on some recent developments that could restrict or jeopardize participation in rulemaking.