“Investigating Techniques and Evidentiary Standards in Matters Related to Offences Against the Public Administration” – cod. 5907

Start Date: Monday, February 20, 2012
End Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Category: Criminal Law Criminal Law National Law
Venue: Rome, Ergife Palace Hotel
Country: Italy
Leading organisation: Consiglio Superiore della Magistratura
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Language(s): Italian
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Participants(EJTN): 3
Contact: Gianluca Grasso
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Contact phone: +39 644491420

Course Description

Subject: In recent years, the subject of offences against the Public Administration has been put at the heart of the judicial debate also due to the influence exercised on it by a number of reflections – of opposite origins – on the relationship between judicial action and government.
Also on the basis of the acknowledged existence of different investigating methods and of the not always univocal “minimum requirements” for evidence in such cases, also this year it appears necessary to review the subject, it being peculiarly influenced by the legislative changes that have affected the powers of the administration and the related operating sectors.
In addition to these analyses, the course will also closely examine the subject of establishment of proof in offences against the Public Administration.
Other areas of study will include the investigative interpretation of contracts and the tracking of cash flows (conducted by drawing, in the first case, from the experience of administrative judges and, in the second case, from that of crime investigation officers), the responsibility of organizations in connection with the commissioning of offences against the Public Administration and the charges that have recently emerged (such as that related to obstructing of contractor’s selection procedure provided for by Law 136/2010)
Objectives: the course aims to conclude the in-depth analysis on the best practices developed on the subject of investigation and on the evidentiary standards required to obtain evidence for these categories of offences so as to attempt to build a common methodological procedure
Structure and methodology: inverting the typical structure of training courses, the course will consist mainly of training workshops with a lot fewer face-to-face presentations. Said workshops will start with a general overview of the issues tackled during the session, and consequently present simulated legal cases (or extracted from previous practical experiences). Participants will then be asked to provide the best solutions or to solve any criticalities that may arise.
Candidates: judicial and prosecuting magistrates of first instance and high court. A number of Police officers will also participate in the course.