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Marta Cartabia, (PhD, European University Institute, 1993) is a full professor of Constitutional Law (Bocconi University, Milan), President emeritus of the Italian Constitutional Court and former Minister of Justice of the Italian Republic.

She taught in several Italian universities and was visiting scholar and professor in France, Spain, Germany and US (Michigan, NYU, Notre Dame University, Yale).

She is Co-President Elect of the International Society of Public Law (taking office in July 2021); she is also President and co-founder of the Italian Chapter of the latter since 2018, and member of the European Law Institute Senate.

She sits in the scientific and editorial board of a number of academic law journals and, in particular, she is currently member of the Advisory Board of the International Journal of Constitutional Law (I•CON). She is co-editor in chief of the reviews Italian Journal of Public Law and Quaderni costituzionali.

Since 2013, she has been invited to the annual Global Constitutionalism Seminar, part of the Gruber Program for Global Justice and Women’s Rights, hosted by the Yale Law School.

Her most recent publication in English, co-authored with V. Barsotti, P. Carozza, A. Simoncini, is Dialogues on Italian Constitutional Justice. A Comparative Perspective (Routledge, 2020). Other recent English publications include:

  • With V. Barsotti, P. G. Carozza, A.Simoncini, Italian Constitutional Justice in Global Context, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2016
  • Mauro Cappelletti: one of the “precious few” of our generation, in I•CON, vol. 14, n. 2, 464-473
  • Democracy and Subsidiarity in the EU, M. Cartabia, N. Lupo, A. Simoncini (eds.), il Mulino, Bologna 2013
  • Fundamental Rights and the Relationship among the Court of Justice, the National Supreme Courts and the Strasbourg Court, 50ème anniversaire de l’arrêt Van Gend en Loos: 1963-2013: actes du colloque, Luxembourg, 13 mai 2013 (Ed. Office des publications de l’Union européenne – Luxembourg) 2013, 155-168
  • A Pluralistic Europe of Rights, in H.W. Micklitz, B. De Witte (a cura di), The European Court of Justice and the Autonomy of the Members States, Intersentia, Cambridge-Antwerp-Portland 2012, 259-277
  • The European Court of Human Rights: Judging Non-discrimination, in International Journal of Constitutional Law, 2011, 808-814
  • Europe and Rights: Taking dialogue seriously, in European Constitutional Law Review, 2009, 5-31



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