Legitimate Defence Law: what’s new

The new Italian law on legitimate defence has been recently approved on 28.03.2019. The law widens the scope of legitimate defence and intensifies penalties for theft, robbery and trespassing. The reform amends Article 52 of the Italian Criminal Code, which rules legitimate defence. In particular, it is stated that the defence is always considered proportionate […]

Harassment by phone call

The crime of harassment (art. 660 of the Italian Criminal Code) can also be committed by means of one single telephone call, as recently ruled by the Italian Supreme Court (judgement no. 52099/2018). For the Court, in fact, if the telephone call is offensive towards this is sufficient to recognise the harassment. In the case […]