The Italian Law Journal | ItaLJ

3 THE ITALIAN LAW JOURNAL NO. 2 (2017)

Constitutional Axiology and Party Autonomy 

by Fabrizio Criscuolo

The Italian Constitution is based on strong values of personalism and solidarity. As a matter of fact, autonomy, freedom and right of self-determination are not absolute values, but values among other values. The Contract, as source of rules governing economic relations, should be subjected to a test of worthiness (meritevolezza) according to the constitutional values where principle of party autonomy is combined with good faith principle.

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