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A Journal on Forensic Medicine




Minerva Medicolegale 2006 June;126(2):169-78

language: Italian

Recent proclamations of the Italian Supreme Court and application of the penal provisions of the antidoping law 376 of 2000

Zampi M. 1, Tassoni G. 1, Frati P. 2

1 Istituto di Medicina Legale Università degli Studi di Macerata, Macerata
2 Istituto di Medicina Legale Università degli Studi La Sapienza, Roma


Three recent cases decided by the Italian Supreme Court concern some delicate interpretative issues of the Law n. 376 of 2000, which lays down regulatory and criminal provisions on the use of doping means and methods. The aim of the present work is to present the novelty of these decisions and submit some critical remarks. Special attention is devoted to the interpretation of Art. 9, which identifies the unlawful conduct and establishes the criminal sanctions connected thereto. The authors question the appropriateness of the sanctions against the legal background of the objective and subjective elements of the crime.

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