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Tania Groppi
Towards Openness And Transparency: Recent Developments In The “Italian-Style” Constitutional Justice

A new wind blows at Palazzo della Consulta. The reason is not only the election, for the first time in the history of the Italian Constitutional Court, of a woman, ...read more ›

Aldo Sandulli
Orphan Drugs For The Treatment Of Rare Diseases. A Comparative Public Law Perspective

This article aims to analyse the regulatory framework of the orphan drugs for the treatment of rare diseases. After defining the concepts of “orphan drug” and “rare disease” and reviewing ...read more ›

Cristina Bertolino
A Universal Dilemma In A Specific Context: The Integration Of Foreigners In Italy

Ascertaining that today’s migrations have considerable effects on legal systems, it comes to light an apparently irreconcilable dilemma: on one hand, the ideal and universal freedom of movement, theorized by ...read more ›

Cecilia Corsi
The Right Of Asylum After The “Security Decree”. The Abolition Of Humanitarian Protection

This essay intends to focus on the effects produced on the right of asylum by the reform approved with Decree-Law no. 113 of 4 October, converted, with amendments, into Law ...read more ›

Annalisa Giusti
Urban Law, Emergency And Reconstruction. An Essay From L’aquila Experience

This paper discusses some issues related to urban law, emergency and reconstruction after a natural disaster, such as what an earthquake is, starting from the seismic event which affected L’Aquila ...read more ›

Michele Cozzio
Changes In The Legal Sphere: Rethinking Transparency

The development of digital technologies and networks is changing social and economic frameworks with repercussions that involve the entire legal sphere. The changes will affect whole systems of models and ...read more ›

Luca Galli
Guaranteed Minimum Income And Migrants’ Inclusion: The Cases Of Italy And Canada

In a context of economic crisis, the fulfilment of social rights becomes more and more difficult, considering the lack of public resources necessary to support the members of the society ...read more ›

Costanza Masciotta
A Strategy On The Interoperability Issue Within The P.A. From The Italian Constitutional Perspective

The essay aims at analyzing different EU and national interventions in the digital platform interoperability sphere. One of the juridical barriers which concretely hinder the use of Information and Communication ...read more ›

Franco Peirone
May The Law Rule The Past? What If The Ecthr Had Decided Berlusconi’s Case

In a long-awaited judgment, the European Court of Human Rights has decided not to decide on Berlusconi’s disqualification from the Italian Parliament. The case regarded the Italian anticorruption legislation that ...read more ›

Christian Iaione
Legal Infrastructure And Urban Networks For Just And Democratic Smart Cities

This article positions itself within the urban law and policy scholarship as a contribution to the creation of a subsection of this body of law, the urban law of services ...read more ›

Anna Giurickovic Dato
From The “Democratic Crisis” To The “Participatory Democracy”. The French Débat Public As An Inspiring Model

“Participatory democracy” could be the key word to contribute to the resolution of administrative conflicts - with a prominent effect with a view to implementing the “good governance” - in ...read more ›

Giuliano Vosa
The Catalan Affaire In A Constitutional Perspective. From Reasonable Arguments To Identity-Based Claims: Squandering Legitimacy Resources

The Catalan issue has come again to perturb the Spanish institutional and sociopolitical environment. It seems to follow constant historical patterns referring to the manifold matrix of the Catalan movement ...read more ›

Giuseppe Franco Ferrari
The Concept Of “Public Interest” In The Case Law Of The Italian Court Of Auditors

This essay is about the concept of “public interest” in Italian public law. It examines the recent case law of the Italian Court of Auditors, which is both an external ...read more ›

Leonardo Ferrara
Authority Versus Liberty In Europe: Evolution Of A Paradigm

The conflict between authority and liberty has long been considered as a way of interpreting public law. Such a paradigm seemed to have lost its relevance after the advent of ...read more ›