L’indipendenza delle corti nel diritto costituzionale, comparato ed europeo: la prospettiva della Corte europea dei diritti dell’uomo

This essay aims at highlighting the importance of judicial independence as a guarantee in the perspective of the European Court of Human Rights. Courts are regarded as vital institutions for the safeguard of democracy and the rule of law and their independence has to be evaluated in relationship with executive and legislative power. An often neglected aspect taken into account by the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights regards the independence of judges as individuals.