The ruling consists of three parts. The first contains the indication that the parties to the process wish to initiate the proceedings (the petitioners on one side and the Italian Ministry of Interior Affairs on the other side) and of the three judges who will form the judicial body.

The second part consists of the legal reasoning behind the judge’s ruling used to reach the verdict that the plaintiffs are Italian citizens based on “iure sanguinis”. To this day, 10 years after the first historic ruling, judges continue to apply the same legal and logical reasoning behind the judgment passed down in Cassation Court Case No. 4466/2009. Since then, hundreds of thousands of people have obtained recognition of their dual citizenship.

The last part of the judgment consists of the court’s decision in a tribunal. In 99% of cases, provided that the body of evidence is perfect, the judge accepts the claim and recognizes the Italian citizenship of the applicant(s).


As of 2018, the courts in Rome have had a section (no. 18) specialized in Italian citizenship. Since then, rulings have been issued by a single judge.

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