In the night the trust passed to the Chamber twice in a row (one for each of the two articles of which the law is composed) placed by the Draghi government on the reform of the criminal trial signed by the minister Marta Cartabia, with 462 and 458 votes in favor and about fifty against.
The river session, which ended late at night, saw reunite the 5-star Movement in which only 24 hours earlier a quarter of the defections and a dissonant vote from the group had made themselves known.
The next steps
But the process of approving the reform did not end here: for the definitive result we will have to wait – today, Tuesday 3 August – examination of the agendas and hear the related explanations of vote. Then the reform passes to Senate.
Justice reform, what it provides
The reform aims at reduce the duration of the criminal trial by 25 per cent within the next five years in Italy, breaking down above all the funnel of the appeal phase which lasts an average of 850 days against a European standard of 104 days.
The challenge is to bring all 29 courts of appeal to respect a two-year limit: currently there are 19 courts of appeal in which the second degree trial is under 2 years, in 3 it is slightly above 2 years, while the problematic sites are 7.
It will enter into force gradually, to allow the judicial offices to organize themselves taking into account the arrival of the 16,500 assistants to the magistrates, foreseen by the Trial Office; and the approximately 5,000 administrative staff. There are also transitional and fully operational rules.