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Antonio Balsamo

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Sede: Palermo
Dipartimento: Giurisprudenza Palermo
Corso di laurea: Giurisprudenza

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  • Criminal Law

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  • Curriculum Vitae

    Professional experience

     

    A)     Judicial experience

     

    Dates

     

    March 2016 – current date

    Occupation or position held

     

    Deputy Prosecutor General of the Supreme Court of Cassation

    Main activities and responsibilities

     

    - Prosecutor in criminal trials before the Court of Cassation, which is the highest instance in the Italian court system and has the task of ensuring the correct application of the law, together with the unity of the national legal system;

    - Member of the working groups competent for extradition, recognition of foreign judgments, prevention and security measures, resolution of conflicts of competence between district Prosecution Offices;

    - Participant in the 11th Meeting of the Consultative Forum of Prosecutors General and Directors of Public Prosecutions of the Member States of the European Union (The Hague, 02/06/2016).

    Name and address of employer

     

    Procura Generale presso la Corte Suprema di Cassazione

    Palazzo di Giustizia, Piazza Cavour - Rome, Italy.

    Type of business or sector

     

    Criminal matters

     

     

    Dates

     

    September 2011 – March 2016

    Occupation or position held

     

    President of the Court of Assize and of the Division competent for patrimonial prevention measures

    Main activities and responsibilities

     

    - President of the Court competent for the most serious crimes (murder, massacre, destruction etc.) committed in the Central District of Sicily or committed against the judges and prosecutors working in Palermo, including the new trials concerning the “Capaci Massacre” and the “via D’Amelio Massacre”, in which the judges Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino were killed; this judicial activity has continued via secondment until the end of the trials;

     - President of the judicial body competent for seizure, confiscation and management of assets belonging to members of criminal organisations;

    - reference judge for IT for the criminal sector;

    - tasks involving direction and supervision of staff, assignment of judges to cases, managerial experience in judicial administration, representation of the Court, conclusion of necessary arrangements with bar and accountant associations;

    - adoption of judgments and decisions concerning relevant issues of criminal law and procedure, international law and constitutional law.

    Name and address of employer

     

    Tribunale di Caltanissetta

    Palazzo di Giustizia, Via Libertà no. 5 - Caltanissetta, Italy

    Type of business or sector

     

    Criminal matters

     

    Dates

     

    December 2007 – September 2011

    Occupation or position held

     

    Tribunal Judge seconded to the Supreme Court of Cassation

    Main activities and responsibilities

     

    Research and advisory duties on the Supreme Court’s case law in criminal matters.

    Name and address of employer

     

    Corte Suprema di Cassazione

    Palazzo di Giustizia, Piazza Cavour - Rome, Italy.

     

    Dates

     

    December 1995 – December 2007

    Occupation or position held

     

    Judge

    Main activities and responsibilities

     

    - Judge of the Court competent for criminal trials about organised crime (including the “Andreotti trial”, in which the former Italian Premier was the defendant), economic and financial crimes, corruption, public administration crimes, sexual abuse crimes, crimes against the person, drug trafficking, etc.;

    - Judge of the Court of Assizes (judicial body dealing with the most serious crimes, including those committed during the “mafia war”) from 2000 to 2007;

    - Judge President of the Court that in 2002 ordered the confiscation of assets to the value of hundreds of millions of euros, belonging to members of the Sicilian Mafia;

    - Judge seconded to the Court competent for civil cases and labour cases in 1996.

    Name and address of employer

     

    Tribunale di Palermo

    Piazza V.E. Orlando - Palermo, Italy

    Type of business or sector

     

    Criminal matters

     

    Dates

     

    September 1992 - December 1995

    Occupation or position held

     

    Judge

    Main activities and responsibilities

     

    Judge competent for civil cases and criminal trials concerning frauds, manslaughters, etc.

    Conduct of inquiries into accidents at work.

    Name and address of employer

     

    Pretura di Palermo

    Type of business or sector

     

    Criminal and civil matters

     

     

    B) Teaching experience

     

     

    Dates

     

    October 2016 – May 2017

    Occupation or position held

     

    Contract Professor of Criminal law

    Main activities and responsibilities

       

    Name and address of employer

     

    LUMSA - Libera Università Maria Ss. Assunta, Faculty of Law

    Via Filippo Parlatore no. 65 - Palermo, Italy

    Type of business or sector

     

    University  teaching

     

     

    Dates

     

    2010 –  2016

    Occupation or position held

     

    Contract Professor of criminal law

    Main activities and responsibilities

       

    Name and address of employer

     

    Postgraduate School of Specialisation for the legal professions of LUMSA - Libera Università Maria Ss. Assunta, Faculty of Law

    Via Filippo Parlatore no. 65 - Palermo, Italy

    Type of business or sector

     

    Post-graduate teaching

     

    Dates

     

    2007 – 2008

    Occupation or position held

     

    Contract Professor of Anti-organised crime law and procedure

    Main activities and responsibilities

       

    Name and address of employer

     

    LUMSA - Libera Università Maria Ss. Assunta, Faculty of Law

    Via Filippo Parlatore no. 65 - Palermo, Italy

    Type of business or sector

     

    University  teaching

     

    Dates

     

    2002- 2007

    Occupation or position held

     

    Contract Professor of criminal law and procedure

    Main activities and responsibilities

       

    Name and address of employer

     

    Scuola di Specializzazione per le Professioni Legali “G, Scaduto” dell’Università di Palermo

    (postgraduate School of Specialisation for the legal professions of the University of Palermo)

    Via Maqueda no. 175 – Palermo, Italy

    Type of business or sector

     

    Post-graduate teaching

     

     

    C)     International experience

     

    Dates

     

    May 2010 – May 2012

    Occupation or position held

     

    Presiding Member of the Human Rights Review Panel (HRRP) – EULEX Kosovo

    Main activities and responsibilities

     

    - review of complaints lodged by victims of alleged human rights violations committed by EULEX in the performance of its executive mandate;

    - recommendation of remedial actions as appropriate to the Head of Mission, in accordance with the EULEX Kosovo accountability concept;

    - adoption and development of the Rules of procedure of the HRRP;

    - direction and supervision of the staff of the HRRP Secretariat;

    - participation in the outreach campaign with a view to informing the Kosovo society about the Panel’s functions and objectives;

    - meetings with representatives of European and national institutions.

    Name and address of employer

     

    Human Rights Review Panel

    HRRP Building, Rrustem Statovci Street no. 29 - Pristina, Kosovo

    Type of business or sector

     

    Independent accountability mechanism.

     

     

    Dates

     

    November 2015

    Occupation or position held

     

    Expert

    Main activities and responsibilities

     

    Speaker in the Workshop on “Introducing the EU experience on non-conviction based confiscation of assets” (Tirana, Albania)

    Name and address of employer

     

    Consolidation of the Law Enforcement Capacities in Albania project ("PAMECA IV"),

     

    Dates

     

    24-25 June 2010

     

     

     

    Occupation or position held

     

    Expert

    Main activities and responsibilities

     

    Speaker on “Italian system of protecting witnesses” in the TAIEX Workshop on protecting victims and witnesses in criminal procedures (Skopje, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia)

    Name and address of employer

     

    European Commission, Directorate General for Enlargement, Institution Building Unit

    Type of business or sector

     

    Training of the local officials, judges and prosecutors about the best European standards in the field of the protection of victims of crime in Europe

     

    Dates

     

    June 2008

    Occupation or position held

     

    Consultant

    Main activities and responsibilities

     

    Advisory services on migration to officials of the Government of Turkey, also in the field of protection of victims of human trafficking.

    Name and address of employer

     

    International Organization for Migration (IOM)

    Type of business or sector

     

    Technical Cooperation on Migration with the Government of Turkey.

     

    Dates

     

    October 2007 – September 2008

    Occupation or position held

     

    Medium term expert  in the CARDS Twinning Project MK05IBJH01, “Fight against Organised Crime and Corruption Unit-Public Prosecutor’s Office” for the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

    Main activities and responsibilities

     

    Preparation and delivery of training seminars for members of the Fight Against Organised Crime and Corruption Unit, prosecutors, judges, law enforcement officials, on corruption, trafficking in human beings, mutual legal assistance in criminal matters.

    Name and address of employer

     

    Ministero della Giustizia (Ministry of Justice)

    Via Arenula no. 70 - Rome, Italy

    Type of business or sector

     

    Training in criminal law, criminal procedure, comparison of legal systems.

     

    Dates

     

    December 2005 – February 2006

    Occupation or position held

     

    Short-term expert in the PHARE Twinning Project BG/2003/IB/JH/01-B, "Reform of the Penal Procedure" in Bulgaria

    Main activities and responsibilities

     

    Delivery of presentations on “instruments to combat organised crime: comparative analysis”, in seminars about the implementation of the new Penal Procedure Code

    Name and address of employer

     

    Consiglio Superiore della Magistratura

    Piazza Indipendenza no. 6 - Rome, Italy

    Type of business or sector

     

    Training in criminal law, criminal procedure, comparison of legal systems.

     

    D)     Legislative drafting experience

     

    Dates

     

    September 2013 – November 2013

    Occupation or position held

     

    Member of the Committee charged with drafting measures relating to organized crime (Commissione per elaborare una proposta di interventi in tema di criminalità organizzata)

    Main activities and responsibilities

     

    Drafting of a proposal for the reform of the Antimafia Code with particular regard to illicit asset recovery.

    Name and address of employer

     

    Ministero della Giustizia (Ministry of Justice)

    Via Arenula no. 70 - Rome, Italy

    Type of business or sector

     

    Criminal law

     

    Dates

     

    July 2006 – March 2008

    Occupation or position held

     

    Member of the Commission for the Reform of the Criminal Code (Commissione per la Riforma del Codice Penale).

    Rapporteur on confiscation.

    Member of the working groups on terrorism, organised crime, trafficking in human beings, crimes against the person, crimes against humanity, crimes against public order, security and health.

    Main activities and responsibilities

     

    Drafting of a new Criminal Code for Italy

    Name and address of employer

     

    Ministero della Giustizia (Ministry of Justice)

    Via Arenula no. 70 - Rome, Italy

    Type of business or sector

     

    Criminal law

     

    E)     Judicial training experience

     

    Dates

     

    June 2009 – June 2011; July 2016 – current date

    Occupation or position held

     

    Responsible for the professional training of judges and prosecutors of the Supreme Court of Cassation at a decentralised level

    Main activities and responsibilities

     

    Programming, organisation and coordination of seminars, workshops, courses and other activities intended to improve the in–service training of judges and public prosecutors of the Supreme Court of Cassation.

    Name and address of employer

     

    Corte Suprema di Cassazione

    Palazzo di Giustizia, Piazza Cavour - Rome, Italy.

    Type of business or sector

     

    Judicial training in criminal law, criminal procedure, European law, human rights and international law, at decentralised level.

     

    Dates

     

    December 2002-January 2006

    Occupation or position held

     

    Member of the Scientific Committee of the High Council of the Judiciary  (Comitato Scientifico del Consiglio Superiore della Magistratura)

    Main activities and responsibilities

     

    Programming, organisation and/or coordination of seminars intended to improve the international and European training of judges and public prosecutors, to enhance the effectiveness of the rights of the defendant and the victim involved in criminal proceedings, to develop shared strategies and the best practises to prevent and fight activities of organised criminal groups, terrorist groups, money laundering, economic and financial crimes, corruption, public administration crimes, and to improve cooperation between judicial authorities of the Member States of the European Union, including the following workshops:

    -        Seizure and confiscation of assets of illegal origin or destination: modern instruments to combat the phenomenon on a patrimonial level with respect to organised crime in a European context (held in Rome, from 15th to 19th March 2004)

    -        The protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms in the case law of the European Court of Human Rights in civil and criminal matters (held in Rome, from 30th January to 1st February 2006)

    -        Organised criminality and public administration (held in Rome, from 7th to 9th November 2005)

    -        Substantial and procedural aspects of drug trafficking (held in Rome, from 14th to 16th March 2005)

    -        Bank and financial market (held in Rome, from 1st to 2nd March 2005)

    -        The protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms in the case law of the European Court of Human Rights in criminal matters (held in Rome, from 28th February to 1st March 2005)

    -        The protection of financial interests of the European Community (held in Rome, from 29th November to 1st December 2004)

    -        Protection under criminal law of human rights and fundamental freedoms in the case law of the European Court of Human Rights and of the Court of Justice of the European Communities (held in Rome, from 8th to 10th November 2004)

    -        Organised crime: substantial and procedural aspects (held in Rome, from 11th to 13th October 2004)

    -        Implementation of EUROJUST: forms and cooperation models for common investigations in the perspective of the free movement of judicial authorities (held in Rome, from 11th to 15th October 2004)

    -        The new frontier of judicial cooperation in criminal matters: issues and outlook for the institutionalization of judicial activities at international level (held in Rome, from 30th September to 2nd October 2004)

    -        Towards a supra-national criminal law (held in Rome, from 23rd to 25th February 2004)

    -        Towards a Constitution for the European Union: the fundamental rights and freedoms in the Charter of Nice (held in Palermo, from 13th to 15th February 2004)

    -        European judicial cooperation: from extradition to the European arrest warrant (held in Rome, from 10th to 12th November 2003)

    -         

    Name and address of employer

     

    Consiglio Superiore della Magistratura

    Piazza Indipendenza no. 6 - Rome, Italy

    Type of business or sector

     

    Training in International and criminal matters

     

     

    Education and training

     

    Dates

     

    December 1986

    Title of qualification awarded

     

    Degree in law

    Principal subjects/Occupational skills covered

     

    Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Procedure, Private Law, Civil Procedure, Labour law, Commercial Law, International Law, Comparative Law, Financial Law, European Communities Law

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

     

    University of Palermo, Faculty of Law

    Level in national or international classification

     

    110/110,  magna cum laude

     

    Dates

     

    1991

    Title of qualification awarded

     

    Diploma of specialization in Regional and Local Government Law, “magna cum laude”

    Principal subjects/Occupational skills covered

     

    Administrative Law, Science of Administration, Regional and Local Government Law

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

     

    University of Palermo – School of Specialization in Regional and Local Government Law

    (Scuola di specializzazione in diritto delle regioni e degli enti locali dell’Università di Palermo)

     

    Other skills and competences

     

    1)      Included in the reserve list of potential members of the Supervisory Committee of the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) by the Decision (EU, Euratom) 2016/1201 of the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission of 13 July 2016

     

    2)      Council of Europe expert in the Workshop on exchanging of good practices in the area of asset recovery (Sofia, Bulgaria, 23 June 2016).

     

    3)      Council of Europe expert in the training seminar on “the role of prosecutor in criminal proceedings” (Podgorica, Montenegro, 12 July 2010; PROSECO Project).

     

    4)      Speaker in the UNODC Regional Workshop for competent authorities, practitioners and policy makers from Egypt and Lebanon, on “management of seized assets” (Cairo, Egypt, 15 – 16 November 2014).       

     

    5)      Speaker in the Conference on "La Direttiva Europea sul Congelamento e Confisca dei Beni", organised by the Fondazione Rocco Chinnici in a meeting-room of the European Parliament in Brussels on 19 January 2015.

     

    6)      Speaker on “Asset confiscation in Comparative Perspective” at the seminar on “Understanding and Responding to Organized Crime” organised by the Department of Sociology & the Extra-Legal Governance Institute of Oxford University on 20 February 2015.

     

    7)      Speaker on “Illicit enrichment and extended confiscation. Mafia links”, and on “Undercover agents, wire taps, surveillance in the light of European standards”, in the International Conference “Tackling corruption in Moldova - Bringing best practices of Italy, Romania, and the United States”, organised by the American Bar Association – Rule of Law Initiative in cooperation with the International Anti-Corruption Academy (Chisinau, Moldova, 17 June 2013).

     

    8)      Speaker on “Postmodern criminal law and legal education” in the workshop “What Kind of Legal Education Today?”, included in the International Congress of the Research Committee on Sociology of Law of the International Sociological Association, held at Toulouse, France, on 4 September 2013;

     

    9)      Speaker on “Compliance vs Organised Crime and Terror” at the 33rd Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime (the Symposium took place at Jesus College, Cambridge, UK, in September 2015, and was organised by the Centre for International Documentation on Organised and Economic Crime, the City of London Police,the Serious Fraud Office of England, Wales and Northern Ireland, the National Crime Agency, the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies of the University of London, and many other qualified scientific institutions).

     

    10)   Speaker on “Intelligent investigations and disruption of crime” at the 32nd Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime (the Symposium took place at Jesus College, Cambridge, UK, in September 2014).

     

    11)   Speaker on “Organised crime-today - The legal and financial challenges” at the 31st Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime (the Symposium took place at Jesus College, Cambridge, UK, in September 2013).

     

    12)   Speaker on “Detection, Whistleblowing and Witness Protection” at the 30th Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime (the Symposium took place at Jesus College, Cambridge, UK, in September 2012).

     

    13)   Speaker on “Responsibility for Risk” at the 29th Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime (the Symposium too place at Jesus College, Cambridge, UK, in September 2011).

     

    14)   Speaker on “Penetration, subversion and the purchase of power” at the 28th Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime (the Symposium took place at Jesus College, Cambridge, UK, in September 2010).

     

    15)   Speaker on “Criminal Penetration of Financial Institutions” at the 27th Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime (the Symposium took place at Jesus College, Cambridge, UK, in September 2009).

     

    16)   Speaker on “Handling suspicions of fraud, financial crime and corruption” at the 26th Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime (the Symposium took place at Jesus College, Cambridge, UK, in September 2008).

     

    17)   Speaker on “the profits of crime” at the 25th Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime (the Symposium took place at Jesus College, Cambridge, UK, in September 2007).

     

    18)   Speaker on “the risks to business presented by organised and economically motivated criminal enterprises” at the 24th Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime (the Symposium took place at Jesus College, Cambridge, UK, in September 2006).

     

    19)   Speaker on “organised crime today” at the 23rd Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime (the Symposium took place at Jesus College, Cambridge, UK, in September 2005).

     

    20)   Discussant on “Codification of Criminal Procedure in England: issues and perspectives” at the Italian-English Workshop on “The Harmonisation of Criminal Law in Europe: Problems of Implementation in the English and Italian Systems” (Palermo, 19th May 2006).

     

    21)   Speaker and discussant in the framework of the “European Joint Project to Counter Organized Crime” (Palermo, February 1999; Freiburg, September 1999).

     

    22)   Former Member of the Regional Scientific Committee of the International Institute of Higher Studies in Criminal Sciences (ISISC).

     

    23)   Former Member of the Stakeholder Board of the GLODERS research project (directed towards development of an ICT model for understanding the dynamics of extortion racket systems).

     

    24)   Member of the Scientific Committee of the journal “Archivio Penale”

     

    25)   Co-director of the journal “la Magistratura” from 2007 to 2010

     

    26)   Speaker at many national and local workshops organised by the High Council of the Judiciary  (Consiglio Superiore della Magistratura), the School for the Judiciary  (Scuola Superiore della Magistratura) and other scientific institutions

     

     

     


    Principali pubblicazioni

    • Books

     

    • A. BALSAMO – R. E. KOSTORIS (eds.), Giurisprudenza europea e processo penale italiano, Giappichelli, Turin, 2008. The book deals with the impact of the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights on the Italian criminal procedure;

     

    • A. BALSAMO, V. CONTRAFATTO, G. NICASTRO, Le misure patrimoniali contro la criminalità organizzata, Giuffrè, Milan, 2010;

     

    • A. BALSAMO, C. MALTESE, Il Codice Antimafia, Giuffrè, Milan, 2011;

     

    • A. BALSAMO - A. LO PIPARO, La prova “per sentito dire”. La testimonianza indiretta tra teoria e prassi applicativa, Giuffrè, Milan, 2004, with preface by Professor Giovanni Tranchina (former Dean of the Faculty of Law of the University of Palermo). The book deals with the matter of hearsay evidence in a comparative perspective, with reference to the case-law of the of the European Court of Human Rights.

     

     

    • Articles in English

     

    • The delocalisation of mafia organisations and the construction of a European law against organised crime, in Global Crime, 2016,

     

    • Organised crime today: the evolution of the Sicilian mafia, in Journal of Money Laundering Control, 2006.

     

    • Articles in Spanish

     

    • La formación de los magistrados en Italia: líneas maestras y objetivos formativos. Perspectivas de derecho comparado, in Jueces para la Democracia. Información y Debate, 2008.

     

    • Articles, case notes and book chapters on the protection of fundamental rights and the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights:

     

    • Il contenuto dei diritti fondamentali, in Manuale di Procedura Penale Europea, edited by R. E. Kostoris, Giuffrè, Milan, 2015;
    • Le intercettazioni mediante virus informatico tra processo penale italiano e Corte europea, in Cassazione Penale, 2016;
    • Le modifiche in materia di misure di prevenzione e di espulsione degli stranieri, and Le nuove disposizioni sulla tutela processuale, sulle garanzie funzionali e sulle attività di informazione del personale dei servizi segreti, in Il nuovo 'pacchetto' antiterrorismo, edited by R. E. Kostoris and F. Viganò, Giappichelli, Turin, 2015;
    • With Angela Lo Piparo, La valutazione probatoria delle dichiarazioni del coimputato ritrattate per effetto di condotte illecite di terzi: il punto di vista della Corte di Strasburgo, in Cassazione Penale, 2015;
    • L’art.3 della Cedu e il sistema italiano della prescrizione: una riforma necessaria, in Cassazione Penale, 2014;
    • Codice antimafia, in Digesto delle discipline penalistiche, Aggiornamento, 8, Utet, Turin, 2014;
    • La corte europea e la "confisca senza condanna" per la lottizzazione abusiva, in Cassazione Penale, 2014, n. 4;
    • Diritto dell’UE e della CEDU e confisca di prevenzione, in Libro dell’anno del diritto 2014, Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana, Rome;
    • Gli strumenti di contrasto delle ecomafie nella prospettiva europea, in I reati ambientali alla luce del Diritto dell'Unione Europea, edited by B. Romano, Cedam, Padua 2013;
    • Gli interventi sulla disciplina sanzionatoria e sulla ipotesi di confisca, in La legge anticorruzione. Prevenzione e repressione della corruzione, edited by B. G. Mattarella and M. Pelissero, Giappichelli, Turin, 2013;
    • With Graziella Luparello, La controversa natura delle misure di prevenzione patrimoniali, and, with Mirella Agliastro, I soggetti interessati e Le forme del procedere: rinvio e particolarità, in Misure di prevenzione, edited by S. Furfaro, Utet, Turin, 2013;
    • Commentary on the articles. 187-190 bis and 193-210 of the Italian Code of Criminal Procedure, in Codice di Procedura Penale. Rassegna di giurisprudenza e di dottrina, edited by G. Lattanzi and E. Lupo, Giuffrè, Milan, 2013;
    • With Luisa Trizzino, La Corte europea, l'ergastolo e il 'diritto alla speranza', in Cassazione Penale, 2013;
    • Il “Codice antimafia” e la proposta di direttiva europea sulla confisca: quali prospettive per le misure patrimoniali nel contesto europeo?, in Diritto Penale Contemporaneo, 20 July 2012;
    • “Processo equo” e utilizzazione probatoria delle dichiarazioni dei testimoni assenti: le divergenti tendenze interpretative della Corte di Cassazione italiana e della Corte Suprema del Regno Unito, in Cassazione Penale, 2011;
    • With Luisa Trizzino, La prescrizione del reato nel sistema italiano e le indicazioni della Corte europea: fine di un equivoco?, in Cassazione Penale, 2011;
    • With Luisa Trizzino, Il rapporto tra indipendenza del pubblico ministero e tutela della libertà personale nella giurisprudenza della Corte europea dei diritti dell'uomo, in Cassazione Penale, 2011;
    • Scienza giuridica e diritto europeo: il ruolo del giudice, in AA.VV., Scienza giuridica e prassi, edited by L. Vacca, Jovene, Naples, 2011;
    • La Magna Carta dei giudici (e dei pubblici ministeri): la separazione dei poteri fra tradizione e modernità, in Criminalia, 2010;
    • Il diritto alla vita e la responsabilità dei magistrati: il caso Izzo davanti alla Corte di Strasburgo, in Cassazione Penale, 2010;
    • Presente e futuro nelle attività di contrasto al crimine dei colletti bianchi: i segnali di cambiamento, tra luci e ombre, in AA.VV., Criminalità dei potenti e metodo mafioso, Mimesis, Milan, 2009;
    • Intercettazioni: gli standard europei, la realtà italiana, le prospettive di riforma, in Cassazione Penale, 2009;
    • Operazioni sotto copertura ed equo processo: la valenza innovativa della giurisprudenza della Corte europea dei diritti dell'uomo, in Cassazione Penale, 2008;
    • Riparazione per ingiusta detenzione, in Trattato di Procedura penale, edited by G. Spangher, Utet, Turin, 2008;
    • With Cinzia Parasporo, La Corte Europea e la confisca contro la lottizzazione abusiva: nuovi scenari e problemi aperti, in Cassazione Penale, 2009;
    • Verso il Codice antimafia, in I costi dell’illegalità. Mafia ed estorsioni in Campania, edited by G. Di Gennaro and A. La Spina, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2008;
    • La speciale confisca contro la lottizzazione abusiva davanti alla Corte europea, in Cassazione Penale, 2008;
    • Le prospettive di riforma del sistema delle misure patrimoniali, in I costi dell’illegalità, edited by A. La Spina, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2008;
    • Il rapporto tra forme "moderne" di confisca e presunzione di innocenza: le nuove indicazioni della Corte europea dei diritti dell`uomo, in Cassazione Penale, 2007;
    • With Sandra Recchione, Il difficile bilanciamento tra libertà di informazione e tutela del segreto istruttorio: la valorizzazione del parametro della concreta offensività nel nuovo orientamento della Corte Europea, in Cassazione Penale, 2007;
    • Intercettazioni telefoniche al vaglio della Corte europea dei diritti dell`uomo, in Cassazione Penale, 2007;
    • La Cassazione e il caso Dorigo: nuovi orizzonti della giurisdizione penale nella tutela dei diritti fondamentali garantiti dalla Convenzione europea, in Rivista di diritto processuale, 2007;
    • La cultura della prova del giudice nazionale e l’interpretazione conforme alla Convenzione europea dei diritti dell’uomo, in Giurisprudenza di Merito, 2007;
    • Ancora su contumacia e dichiarazioni predibattimentali, in Cassazione Penale, 2007;
    • La prevenzione ante-delictum, in Contrasto al terrorismo interno e internazionale, edited by R.E. Kostoris and R.Orlandi, Giappichelli, Turin, 2006;
    • Testimonianze anonime ed effettività delle garanzie sul terreno del «diritto vivente» nel processo di integrazione giuridica europea, in Cassazione Penale, 2006;
    • La Corte Europea dei Diritti dell’Uomo e il principio del contraddittorio: fra tradizione e innovazione, in Cassazione Penale, 2006;
    • With Angela Lo Piparo, La Convenzione Europea dei Diritti dell’Uomo e le dichiarazioni «irripetibili»: ovvero la crisi delle «abitudini» nell’interpretazione delle norme processuali, in Cassazione Penale, 2006;
    • È necessario che le prove così acquisite non siano determinanti per la responsabilità, in Guida al Diritto, 2006;
    •  “Giusto processo”, cultura della prova e costruzione dell’identità europea del giudice, in Nuove Autonomie, 2006;
    • With Angela Lo Piparo, Le contestazioni nei sistemi di common law e nel processo penale italiano: la ricerca di un ‘giusto’ equilibrio tra scrittura e oralità, in Diritto Penale e Processo, 2005;
    • Contro la tratta dei nuovi schiavi c'è l'esigenza di risposte comuni, (commentary on the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings), in Diritto comunitario e internazionale, 2005;
    • Le misure patrimoniali nelle realtà locali e nel processo di integrazione giuridica europea, in Enti Pubblici, 2005, n. 10, and in Atti del Convegno di studi sul tema “Il buon andamento nell’amministrazione degli enti locali territoriali e la lotta alla delinquenza organizzata”, Palermo, 2005;
    • Nuove prospettive per il sequestro e la confisca antimafia nel contesto europeo, in Il Merito, 2005, n. 2;
    • With G. Pignatone, Diritto alla privacy e svolgimento delle indagini penali, in Forum Fiscale, 2004, n. 6;
    • Misure di prevenzione patrimoniali. Prospettive di riforma e principi del “giusto processo”, in Questione Giustizia, 2002.

     

    • Articles, case notes and book chapters on EU institutions, policies and legal framework:

     

    • Verso un modello di prova dichiarativa europea: il nesso tra acquisizione e impiego della prova, in I nuovi orizzonti della giustizia penale europea, edited by M.R.Marchetti, Giuffrè, 2015;
    • Obbligatorietà e discrezionalità dell’azione penale, in Verso il Pubblico Ministero Europeo, Pacini editore, Pisa, 2015;
    • Le regole di procedura della Procura europea tra disciplina delle indagini e formazione della prova, in Le sfide dell’attuazione della Procura europea: definizione di regole comuni e loro impatto sugli ordinamenti interni, edited by G. Grasso, G. Illuminati, R. Sicurella and S. Allegrezza, Giuffrè, Milan, 2013;
    • With Angela Lo Piparo, La contiguità all’associazione mafiosa e il problema del concorso eventuale, in Le associazioni di tipo mafioso, edited by B. Romano, Utet, Turin, 2015;
    • With Andrea Salemme, La criminalità organizzata transfrontaliera (narcotraffico) – cooperazione internazionale, in Il “doppio binario” nell’accertamento dei fatti di mafia, Giappichelli, Turin, 2013;
    • With Cristina Lucchini, La risoluzione del 25 ottobre 2011 del Parlamento europeo: un nuovo approccio al fenomeno della criminalità organizzata, in Diritto Penale Contemporaneo, 26 January 2012;
    • La formazione dei magistrati: linee-guida e obiettivi formativi. Profili di diritto comparato,  in Sociologia del diritto, 2010;
    • With Sandra Recchione, La costruzione di un modello europeo di prova dichiarativa: il “nuovo corso” della giurisprudenza e le prospettive aperte dal Trattato di Lisbona, in Cassazione Penale, 2010;
    • With Gaetano De Amicis, Terrorismo internazionale, congelamento dei beni e tutela dei diritti fondamentali nell'interpretazione della Corte di giustizia, in Cassazione Penale, 2009;
    • Terrorismo internazionale: verso la valorizzazione del controllo giurisdizionale sul congelamento dei beni, in Cassazione Penale, 2007;
    • L'incidenza riflessa della normativa comunitaria e la parziale “neutralizzazione” della tutela penale del diritto d'autore, in Cassazione Penale, 2008, n. 4;
    • La persona giuridica non riveste la qualità di vittima, in Cassazione Penale, 2008 (case note on the judgment of 28 June 2007 of the Court of Justice of the European Communities, C-467/05, concerning the concept of victim in criminal proceedings according to the Directive 2004/80/EC);
    • La collaborazione attiva dei professionisti per la lotta al riciclaggio: punti fermi e problemi aperti dopo l’intervento della Corte di Giustizia europea, in Cassazione Penale, 2008;
    • La dimensione garantistica del principio di irretroattività e la nuova interpretazione giurisprudenziale "imprevedibile": una "nuova frontiera" del processo di "europeizzazione" del diritto penale, in Cassazione Penale, 2007;
    • Misure contro il terrorismo: risarcimento del danno per erronea inclusione nelle liste dei soggetti coinvolti in atti terroristici, in Cassazione Penale, 2007;
    • La destinazione delle somme di denaro fa scattare il finanziamento del terrore and Legali: una parola certa sui confini del segreto (commentaries on the European directive 2005/60/EC of 26 October 2005 on the prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering and terrorist financing), in Diritto comunitario e internazionale, 2006;
    • With Gaetano De Amicis, L’art. 12-quinquies della l. n. 356/1992 e la tutela del sistema economico contro le nuove strategie delle organizzazioni criminali: repressione penale “anticipata” e prospettive di collaborazione internazionale, in Cassazione Penale, 2005;
    • Una misura presa nell’interesse collettivo che incide sul semplice utilizzo del bene, (commentary on the Judgment of 21 September 2005 of the Tribunal of First Instance of the European Communities, Case T-315/01, on measures relating to the fight against international terrorism), in Diritto comunitario e internazionale, 2005;
    • With Gaetano De Amicis, Passa la procedura senza formalità, (commentary on the EU Council Framework Decision 2005/214/JHA of 24 February 2005 on the application of the principle of mutual recognition to financial penalties) in Diritto comunitario e internazionale, 2005;
    • La rilevanza degli atti ispettivi nei sistemi processuali, in Atti del Convegno professionale sul tema “le garanzie costituzionali nei procedimenti ispettivi degli organi pubblici”, Palermo, 2005.

     

    • Articles and case notes on other topics of company, administrative and criminal law:

     

    • La istituzione dell’agenzia nazionale per l’amministrazione e la destinazione dei beni sequestrati e confiscati alla criminalità organizzata, in Cassazione Penale, 2010;
    • La disciplina dei subappalti tra lotta alla mafia e tutela dell’iniziativa economica. Le esigenze di riforma, in Pubblica amministrazione, diritto penale, criminalità organizzata, Giuffrè, Milan, 2008;
    • With Clelia Maltese, Responsabilità degli amministratori: parametri del controllo giudiziale, in Diritto e pratica delle società, 2005;
    • La giurisprudenza di merito sul controllo giudiziario nelle s.r.l., in Diritto e pratica delle società, 2005;
    • With Michele Ruvolo, La disciplina normativa dell’esercizio abusivo di attività bancaria e finanziaria, in Il Merito, 2004;
    • With Michele Ruvolo, La violenza privata nel settore delle relazioni sindacali: condotta criminosa e cause di giustificazione, in Il Merito, 2004;
    • With Michele Ruvolo, L’autonomia della responsabilità amministrativa dell’ente conseguente al reato, in Il Merito, 2004;
    •  With Monica Stocco, Assoggettabilità della scissione societaria a revocatoria fallimentare, in Diritto e pratica delle società, 2004;
    • La tutela degli interessi della collettività in tema di subappalti, in Atti del Convegno di studi sul tema “Fondi Comunitari ed emergenza idrica”, Palermo, 2004;
    • With Maurizio Bellacosa, Commento alle norme in materia di subappalto e di obblighi di certificazione antimafia, in La nuova legge sugli appalti pubblici in Sicilia. Profili amministrativi, penali e contabili. Commentario, edited by R. Conti, Ipsoa, Milan, 2003.

     


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