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Beyond the statute law: the "grey" government of criminal justice systems

History and Theory in the modern age

Lacchè Luigi, Stronati Monica 

Editore: EUM – Edizioni Università di Macerata
pp. 150 ISBN: 9788860562784
ed. 2011
Formati: stampa
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The juridical project of modernity cannot do without the concept of statute law and its ideological centrality. Still beyond this façade, there are yet other issues. So beyond the statute law intends to raise the question of the co-presence and integration in penal systems between the formal theory of the sources and the actual existence of «grey areas» which contributed to rule (and do they still rule?), for certain aspects, strategic sectors. The principle of legality, often represented as a mono-bloc, must face, since its very beginning, different operative levels which subject the "liberal" codes and the devices of derogation and exception to tension, ending in restraining rights and guarantees. This volume, collecting the papers of a 2010 seminar, proposes an exemplifying path directed to showing certain critical knots of the Italian experience considered in a historical and theoretical perspective. Beyond the statute law identifies also the procedure that brings the statute law towards hybrid tools, in the border area between statute law and administration, between the "shine" and publicity of the statute law and the opaqueness of regulatory and administrative acts. An area of interest – little studied, at least in Italy – is precisely that of circulars, instructions, notes, accepted practices, etc. Therefore, sources of regulations which should define the most minute details of the execution or regulate only administrative operations, contribute, instead, to defining, in a direct way, law policies in strategic sectors of the criminal law system.