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The Italian judicial network is based at the Italian Ministry of Justice, in the Office for International Judicial Cooperation in the Department of Judicial Affairs of the Directorate-General for International Affairs and Judicial Cooperation.

At the moment, there are five contact points.

The contact points are in constant contact with other members of the Network, with whom they collaborate in processing requests for cooperation or in preparing practical information sheets to publish on the e-Justice Portal.

The other members of the Italian network are:

- the Department of Juvenile and Community Justice (Dipartimento per la giustizia minorile e di comunità),

- the Directorate-General for Automated Information Systems (Direzione generale per i sistemi informativi automatizzati, contact point for the e-Justice Portal),

- the central authority for the service of judicial documents,

- the National Bar Council (Consiglio Nationale Forense) and

- the Italian Council of Notaries (Consiglio Italiano del Notariato).

The contact points for the EJN also have links with

- the Judicial College (Scuola Superiore della Magistratura),

- the Italian branch of the European Consumer Centres Network (ECC Net),

- the Internal Market Information System structure in Italy and

- Pietro Franzina, professor of private international law at Sacro Cuore Catholic University, expert advising the contact points.

As a rule, the Italian members of the Network meet once a year.

The contact points provide assistance to courts and law officers dealing with cross-border issues.

All publications sent by the Commission (brochures, information summaries, etc.) are distributed to the courts, law officers and parties concerned.

On occasion, the contact points receive delegations from other Member States visiting Italy as part of their judicial training.

Reference is made to the Network on the Ministry of Justice’s website:

List of authorities dealing with the regulations most relevant to judicial cooperation in civil and commercial matters:

- Council Regulation (EC) No 1206/2001 of 28 May 2001;

Directive 8/2003 on legal aid.

In both cases, the central authority in Italy is:

Ministry of Justice

Department of Judicial Affairs (Dipartimento Affari di Giustizia)

Directorate-General for International Affairs and Judicial Cooperation - Office I International Judicial Cooperation (Direzione Generale degli Affari internazionali e della Cooperazione Giudiziaria).

Via Arenula 70,

00186 ROME

Telephone: +39 06 68852633, +39 06 68852180


Regulation (EC) No 1393/2007 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 November 2007 on the service of documents

The central authority in Italy is:

Office of Bailiffs at the Court of Appeal of Rome (Ufficio Unico degli Ufficiali Giudiziari presso la Corte d’Appello di Roma)

Viale Giulio Cesare, 52

00192 ROME

Telephone: +39 06 328361

Fax: +39 06 328367933

- Council Regulation (EC) No 2201/2003 of 27 November 2003 (Brussels IIa)

- Council Regulation (EC) No 4/2009 of 18 December 2008 (maintenance obligations)

The central authority in Italy is:

Ministry of Justice

the Department of Juvenile and Community Justice (Dipartimento per la giustizia minorile e di comunità),

Via Damiano Chiesa, 24

00136 ROME

Telephone: +39 06 68188 535/331/326

Fax: +39 06 68808085


Last update: 21/07/2022

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