Court reform, the Italian way?

Court reform, the Italian way? 21 August 2012

In Italy, a good wine matures faster than a court case. Reform is on its way, though, as it is in Portugal, Greece and many other countries with ineffective court procedures. 

Most reform is managerial and imposed: the IMF and the EU see to it that courts in medium sized towns are closed and judges get targets for writing decisions on time. In its August 16 edition, The Economist has doubts. Rightly so, because doing the old things more quickly is not going to solve the problems. The main challenge is to let judges innovate their court procedures so that they deliver more justice at lower cost.

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