Theory and reality of personal precautionary measures: is prison really an ultima ratio?

Our Danilo Cilia participated as a speaker in the conference ‘Le misure cautelari’ (Precautionary measures), organised by the Fondazione Forense dell’Ordine degli Avvocati di Milano and held on 10 November 2023.

The panel also included the very authoritative Dr. Lidia Castellucci (GIP of the Court of Milan) and Prof. Luigi Fornari (Lawyer at the Magna Grecia University of Catanzaro).

Danilo spoke on “Theory and reality of personal precautionary measures: is prison really an extrema ratio?”. – i.e. on the subject of the results produced in practice by the reforms that have taken place in recent years on the subject of pre-trial detention.

👉 In short: the numbers would seem to tell us that the mountain of reforms has given birth to the mouse of a modest reduction in the use of prison custody.

👉 Objectives: to insist on the spirit of the reform, so that the theory increasingly becomes reality.

👉 Tools: trust in the judges of the younger generation, who best embody the culture of jurisdiction and the thirdness of the judiciary function.

Special thanks to Beatrice Saldarini and the entire Milan Bar Association for this wonderful experience of human and professional growth.