“After the words of Cafiero de Raho, Gratteri and other magistrates, the changes introduced regarding mafia crimes represent the minimum wage. I continue to be in favor of the Bonafede reform as regards the discipline of the prescription, while the Cartabia reform on the inadmissibility does not convince me. The agreement seems to me one blow to the rim and one to the barrel“. To tell the agency AdnKronos, the day after the compromise on penal reform found yesterday in the Council of Ministers, is the former prosecutor of Turin and Palermo Gian Carlo Caselli. “The agreement – he observes – allows this reform project to take off, even if the road is still very long and tortuous. The objectives seem sacrosanct, ambitious and just to me, but the modalities are outlined with a certain timidity, too much prudence. The objectives of any justice reform, including the Cartabia reform, are basically four: reduce the load overall of judicial offices, broaden the use of special rites, in particular the plea bargain, to reduce the number of hearings, which represent the longest rite, e thin out the appeals. On each of these sides there are some news but they don’t seem very decisive to me“.
As for the “proclaimed goal of reduce process time by 25%“, Caselli stresses that“ the times of the processes are not established and they are not regulated by decree, the process it is not an assembly line, sentences are not bolts that are produced by the piece. They also say, when it comes to prescription, that “Europe is asking us for it”. Given that I continue to be in favor of the Bonafede reform, while this seems to me a blow to the circle and a blow to the barrel, Europe he asks us for a swift process, he does not ask us to reform the statute of limitations. He never asked us for it. The prescription reform, the Lattanzi report says, it wasn’t urgent at all, because the effects of the Bonafede reform would only take effect in four or five years, depending on the type of crime “. Finally, concludes Caselli, “very dangerous in the Cartabia reform is the point in which Parliament is attributed the task, the power to establish priorities for the treatment of judicial affairs by the prosecutors. It’s a vulnus to the independence of the judiciary and therefore a vulnerability to what is a heritage not of magistrates but of citizens, because an independent judiciary is at least one hope for the same law for all“.