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High Court South Africa acquital

In this High Court ruling (see above) from South Africa Palazzolo was acquitted by the judge on many grounds, but primarily because his Italian conviction (of “Mafia style membership”, which is highly questionable, in any event) is not an extraditable offence. Added to which the South African authorities (the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development) [...]

Affidavit Luberti revised in English

IN THE HIGH COURT OF SOUTH AFRICA (WESTERN CAPE HIGH COURT, CAPE TOWN) Case No:   4731/2010 In the matter between: VITO ROBERTO PALAZZOLO Applicant and THE MINISTER OF JUSTICE AND CONSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT First Respondent THE FORMER MINISTER OF JUSTICE AND CONSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT Second Respondent THE DIRECTOR-GENERAL: JUSTICE AND CONSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT Third Respondent THE NATIONAL DIRECTOR [...]

Affidavit: Prof Bruno Nascimbene, European Union Law Lecturer at the University of Milan

LEGAL OFFICES NASCIMBENE ANDREONI Prof. BRUNO NASCIMBENE European Union Law lecturer at the University of Milan ATTORNEY GIOVANNA M. ANDREONI Legal opinion on questions posed by Vito Roberto Palazzolo Reference is made to the conversation with Mrs Sara Palazzolo on 27 July 2009. The profile of possible violations under the regulations of the European Convention [...]

Avv. Baldassare Lauria – supplement to Memorandum

AVV. BALDASSARE LAURIA Defence Counsel appearing before the Higher Courts Via D. La Bruna 9Tel 0924 27522 info@progettoinnocenti.it 91011 ALCAMO ADDRESSED TO: ATTORNEY NORMAN SNITCHER 22 Barrack Street CAPE TOWN 5001 RE: VITO ROBERTO PALAZZOLO Dear Sir, As a supplement to the memorandum that we have already sent through to you on the proceedings against [...]

Memorandum in Support of Opposition to Extradiction – Avv. Baldassare Lauria

AVV. BALDASSARE LAURIA Defence Counsel appearing before the Higher Courts Via D. La Bruna 9tel 0924 27522 info@progettoinnocenti.it 91011 ALCAMO MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF OPPOSITION TO THE EXTRADITION APPLICATION MADE BY ITALY TO THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA. Distinguished Attorney SNITCHER, As you are already aware Mr. VITO ROBERTO PALAZZOLO, born in Terrasini on 31.07.1947, [...]

Supreme Court of Appeal Rome 13th March 2009

17436/09 ITALIAN REPUBLIC IN THE NAME OF THE ITALIAN PEOPLE THE SUPREME COURT OF APPEAL Second Criminal Section Public hearing on 13/03/2009 Judgment no. 1084/09 General register no. 40584/2007 consisting of the following panel: Dr Giuliano CasucciJudge President Dr Antonio PrestipinoJudge Dr Domenico GalloJudge Dr Antonio MannaJudge Dr Giovanni DiotalleviJudge Handed down the following JUDGMENT [...]

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