Italy (IT)

Jurisdiction Overview

407 *Are all court proceedings on criminal tax matters openly accessible to the public, and the public cannot be ordered to leave the court room by invoking tax secrecy, bank secrecy, professional secrecy or comparable confidentiality rules? Yes
 Data Date: 2018


According to Thompson Reuters Practical Law, on criminal proceedings, "(t)he hearing is always public, except where the judge decides, mainly for security reasons, to hold a private hearing (with the sole participation of the Public Prosecutor and legal counsel) (Article 471, Criminal Procedure Code)".