The Inactivity of the Lawmaker and The Case Oliari and Others v. Italy
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The paper aims at analysing how the judgment of the European Court of Human Rights in "Oliari and Others v. Italy" significantly expanded the interpretation of the ECHR principles concerning same-sex couples. In this groundbreaking case, the Court asserted that the absence of a legal framework recognising homosexual relationships violates the right to respect for private and family life (art. 8 ECHR), even though at the same time declared the complaint inadmissible with regard to the right to marry (art. 12 ECHR)