The Italian legal system conforms to the generally recognised rules of international law.

The legal status of foreigners shall be regulated by law in conformity with international provisions and treaties.

A foreigner who is denied, in his or her own country, the effective exercise of the democratic liberties guaranteed by the Italian Constitution shall have the right of asylum in the territory of the Italian Republic, in accordance with the conditions established by law.

Extradition of a foreigner for political offences is not admitted.