Decision of the Regional Administrative Court for Lazio No. 5568 of 4 June 2013

The Regional Administrative Court for Lazio annulled the decree that had declared inadmissible an application for granting the Italian citizenship to a foreign woman with disabilities. This decision had been taken because the physical and psychological condition of the applicant had made it impossible, allegedly, to ascertain her real will to become an Italian citizen. For the Administrative Court, however,  such a conclusion was contrary to law No. 6 of 2004, which provides for support to disabled persons; moreover, it was in breach of the right to citizenship of disabled persons, which results from the pertinent Declarations of the General Assembly, the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights.