The South-Tyrol Autonomy in Italy

Historical, Political and Legal Aspects
  • Senator Oskar Peterlini

I had the pleasure to present the following report on the autonomy of South Tyrol in Italy to a select audience who were concerned with such matters at the International Conference “One Country, Two Systems, Three Legal Orders — Perspectives of Evolution”, in Macau from 5th–7th February 2007. The participants came to take part in the conference hoping that they may find, from the reports presented by experts on minorities and autonomies, the basis for solutions to the numerous questions about autonomy that have arisen in the whole world, especially for Macau.

The purpose of this report is to contribute to the knowledge and understanding of the basic aspects of the autonomy of Trentino-South Tyrol. It constitutes a comprehensive summary of the historical, political, and juridical aspects of the autonomy; it also means having the courage to make a selection of the information to be presented without going into unnecessary details. However, this report should present a precise and short overview of our autonomy and an (2009) updated concentration of my book “Autonomy and the Protection of Ethnic Minorities in Trentino-South Tyrol” (Peterlini 1997).


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  • Senator Oskar Peterlini
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  1. 1.Senato della RepubblicaRomeItaly

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