WHEN LIFE GENERATES DEATH (LEGALLY)
SITUATION IN ITALY
In Italy, all pre-unitary States exept Tuscany provided death penalty, which was abolished in the legal system of the Italian Kingdom in 1889 thanks to Zanardelli code. Reintroduced by Fascism for the heaviest political crimes in 1926, and for the common ones in 1930, it was finally substituted with life imprisonment in 1944, after the downfall of the Fascism. The Italian Constitution, forbidden the death penalty in the 27th article and reaffirming the right for which punishments can't consist in treatments against the humanity sense and must try to re-educate the condemned, left death penalty in force for the cases of the military war laws; but also these cases have fallen in 1994.