Crime and Court news / Sport

No place for love in Italian sport courts

The Anti-Doping Prosecution Service of the Italian Olympic Committee asked the National Anti-Doping Court to suspend for more than three years Carolina Kostner, a very popular figure skater. Miss Kostner is accused of lying to investigators when her boyfriend, Alex Schwazer, another Italian athlete, was suspected of doping. Pursuant to the sport rules, Miss Kostner had an … Continue reading

Crime and Court news / Society

The Roma issue in Italy

Roma communities in Italy are nearly all nomadic, and they have a reputation of making their living from illegal activities. Truth or prejudice? It’s not important. What this article wants to register is that the relationship of Roma communities with the Italian public and authorities is deteriorating rather than improving, after so many international and … Continue reading

Crime and Court news / Foreign relations

EU Court finds Italy guilty of temporary work abuse in State schools

The Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that the Italian practice of having State school teachers work for years under temporary contracts is in breach of EU law. The teachers, with assistance from the trade unions legal offices, could now files thousands of suits against the Ministry of Education. According to estimates, as … Continue reading

Crime and Court news / Health / Science & Technology

Italian Courts and science, a troubled relationship

After the retracted judicial endorsement to the Stamina method and the infamous judgement which found the members of a Government Committee guilty of “non foreseeing an earthquake”, the Italian Courts shock the scientific community again. The Tribunal of Milan ordered the Ministry of Health to indemnify the family of a child “made autistic by a vaccine”. … Continue reading