Italy passed DNA database legislation for convicted offenders in June 2009. Suspects can be profiled when requested by a judge. Innocent people's DNA profiles are supposed to be deleted from the database and their samples destroyed.
Law No. 89 of June 30, 2009
It is unclear to what extent Italy has implemented its legislation. The European Network of Forensic Science Institutes' 2013 report records no DNA profiles stored on the database.
The use of DNA evidence in court has come under intense media scrutiny in the trials of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito for the murder of the British student Meredith Kercher in Perugia in 2007.
- External links
- Europol: Italy
- Tozzo & Caenazzo (2013) Minors Inclusion in the Italian Forensic DNA Database: Which Safeguard between Justice and Individual Rights?
- Biondo & Stephano (2011): Establishment of Italian national DNA database and the central laboratory: Some aspects
- CELAB: THE LEGAL REGULATION OF BIOBANKS National Report: Italy (September 2009)
- EDRI: Italian DNA database: The devil is in the details (26th August 2009)
- Italy: Institution of the National DNA Database and Central Laboratory for the National DNA Database (13th July 2009)
- Osservatorio sulle fonti: Legge 30 giugno 2009, n. 85 (In Italian)
- Legge 30 giugno 2009, n. 85 (In Italian)
- Ministero della Giustizia: DDL - Adesione della Repubblica italiana al Trattato di Prum concluso il 27 maggio 2005. Istituzione della banca dati nazionale del DNA - Testo
- Wikipedia: Murder of Meredith Kercher
- Press articles
- 160 [Gazz. Uff.] July 13, 2009, Supp. No. 180.