Judiciary, Nordio: “Commitment to fill the workforce by 2026”

“There are already 3 competitions for 400 places, a fourth is on the way”

We must be able to fill the judiciary workforce by 2026“. This is the commitment that the Minister of Justice, Carlo Nordio, assured, speaking at the inauguration ceremony of the judicial year in the Court of Appeal in Brescia. “There are already 3 competitions for 400 places, a fourth is on the way, with the collaboration of the CSM, we divide the tasks. We are shortening the time, which is intolerably long today: 5 years pass from the moment of the application to the awarding of the toga”, he recalled.

Nordio also spoke about the situation in prisons. “Prison is a wound, you have to have seen it to know what prison is”, said the Minister of Justice. “Your prison problems are under our attention, the funds are there”, assured the minister, referring to the city’s institutes.

“236 educators were hired – he then recalled, referring to national data – this is also something that must be said together with the gratitude that everyone we want to express to the prison police that they work in difficult conditions and we are trying to increase their staff and fill gaps”. In fact, the arrival of around 2 thousand officers is expected. The 236 new penitentiary educators, it is learned, will be hired in February, and “will complete the staffing plans of all the institutions”. As for the new penitentiary police officers , will arrive between April and June.


When we talk about justice “what is central is the theme of the reforms that each government deems necessary and which are increasingly recurrent. Yet justice, like any other public service, needs to be administered and financed to be successful even before reforms to face ordinary and extraordinary needs such as those imposed by the objectives of the Pnrr”, said Giuseppe Ondei, president of the Court of Appeal of Milan, in his speech marking the inauguration of the judicial year.

“Unfortunately, we live a reformative bulimia, in which a major reform devours the previous one, already forgotten, without ever considering the results obtained, also to enhance the positive sides and correct the others. It ignores the basic principle according to which justice, like any organization, requires relative stability”, he highlighted.


In the report for the judicial year, Rome’s acting attorney general, Salvatore Vitello, said that in the district “n. were issued. 36,567 first instance sentences, of these n. 17,399 were acquittal rulingswith an overall percentage of 47.5%”.

“And yet, by disaggregating the overall data, it can be highlighted how the percentages of acquittal sentences are different depending on the sections involved. In fact, the analysis of the data allows us to trace the highest percentage of acquittals to the monocratic sections of the Courts – he explained – burdened by direct citations from the Public Prosecutor and it is hoped that, by virtue of the reform and the new judgment parameter, the impact of acquittal sentences can be reduced to a more ‘physiological’ measure, with a corresponding expansion of the dismissal requests”.