Faculty of Law
1997/1998 Institut universitarire de hautes études internationales (I.U.H.E.I), Genève - Suisse - “ International Economic Law and the GATT/WTO Legal and Dispute Settlement System ” and “The Foreign Relations Law and Policy of the European Union and their Connections with International Law and European Economic Law ”, Prof. Dr. E.U. Petersmann
1993-1997 Ph.D., European Community Law. Final thesis : “ The Principle of the Rule of Law in the European Union”. Dept. of Public Law - University of Palermo - University of Rome
1996 “Antitrust Law”, 2 week program held at the University of Palermo, Dept. of Public Law, by Prof. Avv. Aurelio Pappalardo.
1993 Academy of European Law – European University Institute Florence – IVth Session,; 3 week program of EEC Law (working languages: English and French).
1992 University of Catania - Faculty of Law, LL.B.; Honors (4 May 1992): 110/110, summa cum laude (top grade, 3%); thesis: “State Aids to Enterprises and the EC Competition Law”, tutor Prof. Avv. Mario Libertini, IPR and Commercial Law.
1992 Participant of the Jean Monnet Project, Faculty of Political Sciences - University of Catania (Prof. Fulvio Attinà). Final exam passed with distinction (top grade).
Academic career and teaching activities
from 2005 Associate Professor of International Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Trento - Italy (EU Law - advanced course (National Security Law and European Security - EU Sanctions and judicial review - European Union Law - Elements of International and European Union Law - International Private Law)
2002-2005 Assistant Professor of International Law - University of Milan - Italy
2002-2005 Jean Monnet Module, with financial support of the European Commission, on “The Process of European Integration after the Treaty of Nice” – University of Catania
2000-2002 Researcher - "The Multiplication of International Tribunals" - University of Milan - Prof. Tullio Treves supervisor.
1998-1999 Assistant Professor of Public International Law – Department of International Law and International Organizations - Faculty of Law – University of Geneva – Switzerland
December 2015, Research and documentation in the field of EU Sanctions and Judicial Review at the Court of Justice of the European Union, Cabinet Judge Antonio Tizzano, Vice President of the CJEU, Luxembourg
December 2014, Research and documentation in the field of EU Sanctions and Judicial Review at the Court of Justice of the European Union, Cabinet Judge Antonio Tizzano Luxembourg
Author of the study for the European Parliament "Trade and Investments in energy in the context of the EU common commercial policy", 2015
2007-Member of the PRIN (Relevant national scientific research program) "The Criminal Repression of the terrorist acts during armed conflicts"), co-ordinated by Prof. Fausto Pocar, Prof. Giuseppe Nesi.
2008- Member of the Research Project FIRB 2008-2011: "The impact of the biotechnology innovations on human rights: a interdisciplinary and comparative study".
Co-responsible of the research “The social dimension of the international commercial agreements", 2008-2010, University of Trento, Dept. of law.
Co-responsible of the research "Irregular migrants in international law and EU law", 2007-2008, University of Trento, Dept. of law.
Visiting professor (april-may 2008) at the FLACSO, Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales, Buenos Aires, Argentina in the context of a research project EULATIN (Europa Latinoamérica Integración Regional), financed by the EU Commission
Member of the research project “Law and biotechnologies: a comparative study on the legal discipline of the genetic data", (“Accordo di programma CRS-UniTN Bando 2006”) – Co-ordinator Prof. Carlo Casonato, Università degli Studi di Trento.
2005/2007 Member of the research team of the “Project on Non-Compliance Mechanisms
and the Effectiveness of International Environmental Law” of the Universities of Milan, Bologna, Parma with the financial support of the MIUR (Italian Ministry for University and Research), co-ordinated by Prof. Tullio Treves
2001/2003 Member of the research team of the “Project on Civil Society and the Development of International Law” of the Universities of Milano, Brescia, Verona, with the financial support of the MIUR (Italian Ministry for University and Research), co-ordinated by Prof. Tullio Treves
2000/2001 Director of the Research Project, with the financial support of the University of Milan, on “International Cooperation and Environment Protection of Mountain Areas”
1999/2001 Research Contract – University of Milano – tutor Prof. Tullio Treves – Research on the “Multiplication of international tribunals”
1997/1998 Department of International Law – Law Faculty – University of Geneva – Switzerland, one year visiting student as winner of a tuition of the University of Catania (Nov.1996)
1997 Court of Justice of the European Communities – Cabinet Advocate General Prof. Giuseppe Tesauro
Memberships in societies and scientific committees
Member of the Italian Society of International Law (SIDI)
Member of the European Law Institute (ELI)
Awards and honours
1997 - Winner of a grant of the Consiglio Nazionale Forense in the field of European Community Law
1996 - Winner of an award for specialist studies in the field of the legal studies.
Conferences and lectures
16.09.2019 (International Workshop - Artificial Intelligence and Algorithmic Accountability in the Cybersecurity Framework) InternationCyber tools and automation in military operations (armed conflicts and hybrid warfare, University of Verona
20.09.209 (International Conference - EU Sanctions to the Russian Federation and to the Islamic Republic of Iran in a Comparative Perspective), EU Sanctions to Russia and to Iran, School of International Studies, University of Trento
20-3-2019, International Conference - Informazione e libertà di espressione al tempo di internet, Fake News e disinformazione nella prospettiva dell‘Unione Europea, Istituto di studi italo-tedeschi, Merano
5.3.2019, Roundtable, Article 47 CFREU and the different facets of fundamental rights: how to apply general principles across the board, Fundamental Rights in Courts and REgulation (FRICORE), University of Trento
9.7.2018, Conference, Brexit, EU Sanctions against Russia after Brexit, University of East Anglia, Norwich
24.5. 2018, Workshop, Interpretation of Multilanguage Treaties, University of East Anglia, Norwich
24.06.2016, Security and Technological Innovation, Roundtable with Giampiero Massolo and Alessandro Pansa, Italian Standing Group on International Relations (SGRI), Fondazione Bruno Kessler, FBK, Trento
18.06.2016, The accession of the EU to the ECHR after the Opinion 2/13 of the EU Court of Justice, Roundtable: Fundamental Rights in Europe, ECPR Standing Group, Trento SGEU Conference, University of Trento
13.05.2016, Bitcoin e altre valute virtuali nella prospettiva delle autorità di regolazione, Bitcoin, Blockchain and their new frontiers, 12, 13 Maggio 2016 - Dipartimento di Matematica, University of Trento
28 aprile 2016 Syria: internal dynamics and the international scenario, discussant with Gianluca Parolin (Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations, The Aga Khan University - London), School of international studies, Trento
24 novembre 2015, The European and International Legal Responses to the Terrorist Attacks in Paris, School of International Studies, Università di Trento
20 novembre 2015 - Combattenti stranieri e terrorismo: il fenomeno dei Foreign Terrorist Fighters, Accademia di studi italo-tedeschi, Merano 20-21 novembre 2015, La lotta al terrorismo nello Stato di diritto, I principi, il livello sovranazionale, le esperienze nazionali e locali.
31 marzo 2015, Le misure restrittive in una “Comunità di diritto” - nell'ambito dell'incontro Le sanzioni dell'Ue nel campo della Politica estera e di sicurezza comune. Facoltà di Giurisprudenza, Università degli Studi di Trento
30 ottobre 2014, Foreign Terrorist Fighters (FTF), nell'ambito dell'incontro La sfida dello Stato Islamico (IS): Siria - Iraq - ... School of International Studies, Trento
29 settembre 2014 Le conseguenze dell’(ipotetica) indipendenza per la Scozia nel rapporto con l’UE - Scuola di Studi Internazionali e Facoltà di Giurisprudenza, Università degli Studi di Trento
13 settembre 2014 Sicurezza nazionale e integrazione europea - Convegno XXVIII della SISP (Società italiana di scienza politica) - Sezione 8: Relazioni internaizonali - - Università degli Studi di Perugia
15 aprile 2014 discussant - Ucraina e Crimea- Diritto e politica nei rapporti tra la Russia e l'Occidente - Facoltà di Giurisprudenza - Università degli Studi di Trento.
4 dec 2013 - Speaker - Datagate: tra sicurezza, lotta al terrorismo e tutela dei dati personali, School of international Studies - University of Trento
17 maggio 2013 - Discussant - The common foreign security policy after Lisbon: the EU and the adoption of sanctions. - "Law and Diplomacy: Videoconference Dialogues between practitioners and scholars" organized by the Faculty of Law and the School of International Studies of the University of Trento and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Relatore: Giorgio Taborri - Counsellor, Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 17 maggio 2013.
14 marzo 2013, Speaker - Presentation of the volume The international Courts and the Development of International Law. Essays in Honour of Tullio Treves, University of Milan.
18 febbraio 2013, Speaker - Profili relativi alla legge applicabile nelle controversie su strumenti finanziari derivati, nell'ambito del convegno "Amministrazioni pubbliche e "derivati" in giudizio: un primo bilancio, SP.I.S.A., Bologna
Relatore su “Gli stranieri nello spazio giuridico europeo” nel Convegno “La condizione giuridica dello straniero”, Facoltà di Giurisprudenza di Trento (23 marzo 2012).
Relatore su “La sentenza della Cassazione civile sez. un. 30 settembre 2009, n. 20935 sull’applicabilità dell’equo processo davanti alla CON- SOB: una valutazione critica” nel Convegno della Società italiana di diritto internazionale (SIDI) “Nuove sfide in tema di concorrenza e aiuti di Stato nell’unione europea: problemi sostanziali e equo processo”
Relatore su “Ordinamento dell'UE e CEDU: rapporti reciproci e influenza sui sistemi nazionali dopo Lisbona” nel Convegno “Processo penale e di- ritti fondamentali nel contesto plurilinguistico dell'Unione europea”, Facoltà di Giurisprudenza di Trento (27 gennaio 2012)
29 novembre 2012, Speaker - "Innovations in international criminal adjudication: terrorism as an international crime" - Conference - "A round table discussion: The Special Tribunal for Lebanon and its Jurisprudence", American University of Beirut, Lebanon.
7 September 2011, Speaker “The Relevance of International Humanitarian Law Arguments in National Courts Decisions concerning Terrorism” Conference “Terrorism and International Humanitarian Law - The Repression of Terrorist Acts and the Laws of War”, New York, Permanent Mission of Italy to the United Nations, 7 September 2011
The Politics of Asylum in EU between armonisation and external relations (International law of refugees, refoulement and the Italy-Lybia agreement”, Trento, Law Faculty, october 2009
New developements in the field of the Communitarisation of International Private Law, recent developments, (“General Problems of Transnational Law and its Implications for the Companies in International Trade”), Bilbao, Spain, University of Deusto, 11 september 2009
“From the Universal declaration of human rights to the Charter of fundamental rights of Nice” (60 years from the Universal Declaration of human rights”, Trento, Faculty of Law, december 2008 “The Communitarisation of International Private Law, recent developments”, General Problems of Transnational Law and its implications for the Companies in International Trade Bilbao, Spain, University of Deusto, 18 september 2008.
Human rights treaties and the Italian legal order, Buenos Aires, Facultad de Derecho de la Universitad de Buenos Aires, Argentina, 9 maggio 2008
The treaty of Lisbon and the process of european integration, FLACSO, Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales de Buenos Aires, Argentina, 8 maggio 2008
Non-compliance procedures in multilateral environmental agreements: the interaction between international law and EU law", relatore al convegno : Non-compliance procedures and mechanisms and the effectiveness of international environmental agreements, Milano, novembre 2007
Speaker at the conference "International Regional Jurisdictions for the Protection of Human Rights: The European Court for Human Rights and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights Compared", αlfa Dikia II Project, Trento, 14th-15th june 2007 : "New developments in the mechanism for the protection of human rights under the ECHR".
2006 Speaker at the conference “Human Rights Protection (Activity and case law of the European Court of Human Rights and its impact on domestic law)”, Padua, Nov. 20th 2006.
Discussant at the conference “Law, life and technology”, Levico Terme, June 8-9th 2006
Discussant at the conference “International cooperation in the fight against terrorism”, University of Trento, March 16th 2006
2003 Speaker at the conference “Human Rights between Theory and Reality”, University of Milan, May 14th 2003
2001 Speaker at the annual conference of Italian Society of International Law (SIDI) “The Reform of the Judicial System of the European Union after the Treaty of Nice”, University of Milan, Feb. 23rd 2001
Creation and development of the website www.dirittoue.info
2009 - Participation in the context of the Permanent Mission of Italy to UN to the works of the 64th session of the General Assembly of the United Nations in november 2009 - Follower of the works of the VI Commission (Legal) and, in particular, took part to the debate on the report of the ILC (International Law Commission); to the negotiations of the resolutions concering the universal jurisdiction and international terrorism. Participation ot the coordination meetings of the European Union on these topics.
From 2007 till 2013 - Coordinator of the Master's Degree of European and International Studies of the School of International Studies of the University of Trento. (MEIS, Master's Degree in European and International Studies).
2005-2009 Deputy - coordinator of the Ph.D. Programme in European and International Studies - University of Trento.
1999-2000 - European Court of Justice - Cabinet Advocate General (then Judge) Antonio La Pergola, Luxembourg