The article examines the Special Tribunal for the Defense of the State's use of the "no grounds to proceed" ruling to intimidate anti-fascists and extend the fascist government's power in the Adriatic borderlands. It demonstrates how the Tribunal's judges used their sentencing prerogatives to support repression in Istria and cloak persecution in the mantel of legal action in defense of the state.
Original Publication Citation
Hametz, M. (2018). Quotidian intimidation and Mussolini's Special Tribunal in Istria and the Eastern Borderlands. Acta Histriae, 26(4), 1125-1142. doi:10.19233/AH.2018.47
Hametz, Maura, "Quotidian Intimidation and Mussolini's Special Tribunal in Istria and the Eastern Borderlands" (2018). History Faculty Publications. 38.