Judicial System Reform in Italy - A Key to Growth

 
Author/Editor: Gianluca Esposito ; Sergi Lanau ; Sebastiaan Pompe
 
Publication Date: February 13, 2014
 
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Summary: The inefficiency of the Italian judicial system has contributed to reduced investments, slow growth and a difficult business environment. The enforcement of civil and commercial claims suffers from excessive delays in court proceedings, resulting in a very large number of pending cases. The Italian authorities have over the years taken steps to remove bottlenecks and speed up judicial proceedings. While these measures are generally steps in the right direction, more can be done. Consideration could be given, inter alia, to reviewing court fees, improving the new mandatory mediation scheme, strengthening court management, and reforming the appeal system.
 
Series: Working Paper No. 14/32
Subject(s): Governance | Italy | Legislation | Foreign direct investment | Economic growth

 
English
Publication Date: February 13, 2014
ISBN/ISSN: 9781475573022/1018-5941 Format: Paper
Stock No: WPIEA2014032 Pages: 20
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