Decision of the Court of Cassation, VI Civil Section, No. 8283 of 24 May 2012

In the case of a trial under the so called “Legge Pinto”, performed  in two stages of proceedings (in this particular case the Court of Appeal and the Court of Cassation), the overall duration of the trial is considered reasonable if it does not exceed the term of two years. This time-limit is in line with the last case law of the European Court of Human Rights and the term of four months established in Article 3.6 of the law No. 89/2001.