ITALY: Mussolini Code

Pomposity. With the pomposity of an early Roman Emperor, Premier Benito Mussolini last week published the full draft of proposed new Italian criminal laws, designed to give him jurisdiction the world over, empowering him to prosecute and punish Italians and foreigners alike.

Provisions. In general the proposed laws provide penalties for foreigners (Italians naturalized in other lands are considered as for- eigners) and Italians who violate their provisions outside of Italy. For example, a person who commits a crime against the "personality" of the state, or counterfeits the seal of state, or falsifies...

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