Committee of Ministers Chairmanship – Luxembourg: May - November 2002 

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Council of Europe Committee of Ministers continues to monitor the efficiency of criminal justice in Italy

Strasbourg, 10.07.2002 - The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe has welcomed the introduction of Italian legal reforms designed to speed up proceedings in criminal courts. However, the Committee which represents the Foreign Ministers of the Organisation's 44 member states, expressed regret that statistics for 2000-2001 did not support the conclusion that there had been any significant progress in the efficiency of the criminal justice system. The Committee will next consider the issue in December 2002.

For more information: (Interim Resolution ResDH (2000) 135 and Committee of Ministers communiqué) : http://www.coe.int/portalT.asp

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