ICJ calls for end to government interference with judicial independence
The ICJ today expressed its concern at government attacks on the independence of the judiciary in relation to a case involving the Prime Minister, Mr Silvio Berlusconi.
In a letter to the President of the Senate, read out to the Senate last week, the Prime Minister alleged that a criminal prosecution against him had been initiated for political purposes by “extreme left magistrates”, and accused judges and prosecutors involved in the case of politicisation and bias.
Italy-ICJ calls for end to government interference with judicial independence-Press releases-2008-Eng (full text, PDF)
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