Italy and International Law

Survey of Italian cases and materials on International law
by the Institute for International Legal Studies
of the National Research Council of Italy

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by Stefano Carotenuto - March 2014

Constitution of the Italian Republic: Article 10, paragraph 1: “The Italian legal system conforms to the generally recognised principles of international law”
Constitution of the Italian Republic: Article 11: “Italy rejects war as an instrument of aggression against the freedom of other peoples and as a means for the settlement of international disputes. Italy agrees, on conditions of equality with other States, to the limitations of sovereignty that may be necessary to a world order ensuring peace and justice among the Nations. Italy promotes and encourages international organizations furthering such ends”
Constitution of the Italian Republic: Article 117, paragraph 1: “Legislative powers shall be vested in the State and the Regions in compliance with the Constitution and with the constraints deriving from EU legislation and international obligations”