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(Nov 02, 2007) On October 2, 2007 the Italian Parliament approved Constitutional Law no.1, which amends article 27 of the Constitution, concerning the repeal of capital punishment. The previous reading of the fourth paragraph of article 27 was "Capital punishment is not permitted, except in cases foreseen in the military laws of war" (unofficial translation). The amendment repeals the second part of this sentence, to state that "Capital punishment is not permitted." (Parliamento Italiano, Gazzetta Ufficiale, no. 236, October 10, 2007.)

Author: Dario Ferreira More by this author
Topic: Capital punishment More on this topic
Jurisdiction: Italy More about this jurisdiction

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Last updated: 11/02/2007