Giuliano Amato is the new president of the Constitutional Court.

Turin, 83 years old, emeritus professor of comparative public law, several times minister and prime minister in 1992-1993 and 2000-2001, he was voted unanimously.

Appointed by Giorgio Napolitano on 12 September 2013, he is the most senior constitutional judge. He was vice-president since September 2020: he will remain in office approximately 8 months before the end of his nine-year term.

As a first act, Amato appointed judges Silvana Sciarra and Daria de Pretis as vice-presidents and judge Nicolò Zanon.

PROFILE - Professor emeritus at the European University Institute of Fiesole and at Sapienza in Rome, member of Parliament for 18 years, Minister of the Interior, twice Minister of the Treasury and twice President of the Council, he also chaired the International Commission on the Balkans in 2003-2005 and was vice-president of the Convention on the future of Europe in 2002-2003. Honorary Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Science, on 21 December 2021 he was also unanimously appointed Académico Honorario of the Real Academia de Ciencias Morales y Politicas.

He was also president of the Scuola Superiore S. Anna and of the Treccani Institute, as well as, from 1994 to 1997, of the Competition and Market Authority.

Amato has drafted 171 decisions since his entry to the Constitutional Court, in 2013, to date. These include those relating to fundamental rights and the right to personal identity.

(Unioneonline / D)

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