La gigantesca espansione della videoconferenza come alternativa alla presenza fisica dell’imputato in giudizio.
DOI 10.12871/978883318026729 | @ Pisa University Press 2018
Ricevuto: 21 May 2018 | Accettato: 25 May 2018 | Pubblicato: 30 May 2018
The paper critically analyses the legislative modifications which extended the scope of application of videoconference as a means of participation of the defendant to the criminal trial. More specifically, the Author highlights the distinctive traits of the Italian regulation, if put in comparison with different civil and common law processual systems, illustrating why the latter still appear reluctant to celebrate trials with the accused connected via video from a place outside the courtroom. Furthermore, the article explains the reasons why conventional and supranational sources, even if encouraging the use of audio-video connections, still have some hesitations about using such technologies when the right of the de-fendant to attend the trial is at stake. Finally, the role of the proportionality principle is examined with regard to the extension of the cases of distance-participation recently realised by the Italian legislator, drawing the conclusion that the new system is unconstitutional.
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