UN human rights expert says Italian Prime Minister should not act above law

Criticizing recent moves in Italy relating to court cases against Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, a United Nations human rights expert today stressed that the head of Government must be equal to all citizens before the law.

Italy: UN rights expert voices concern over changes to criminal procedure code

The United Nations human rights expert on the independence of judges and lawyers has written to the Italian Government voicing concern over proposed changes to the country's judicial system which could provide an excuse for prominent politicians in Milan facing criminal charges to delay proceedings against them.