La “fondamentalità” dei diritti fondamentali

The essay deals with the most salient articulations and expressions of "fundamentality," as they become evident from: a) the attitude of the rights that possess it, both in positioning themselves as the foundation of the system in which they are recognized, and yet, at the same time, being somehow founded by it; b) the property of "fundamentality" in establishing the inviolability of rights; c) the propensity of each of these rights to also serve as the foundation for others of the same kind; d) the nature of “fundamentality” as a hinge that allows various systems (specifically, the state and the European Union) to integrate with each other, precisely due to the recognition of universally shared rights, albeit subject to partly different regulations within those systems themselves.

La giustizia costituzionale in navigazione verso l’ignoto

The paper focuses on some of the most salient trends in constitutional justice, including that of "recentralization" of functions earlier demanded by the constitutional Court to common judges, and (particularly) that of the overcoming of the "obligatory rhymes" limits, which constitutes a strong indicator of the propensity of the constitutional court to abandon the role of the judge in favour of those of the political decision-maker.
This trend is then put in the context of the so-called “dialogue between courts”, thus highlighting the growing importance of comparative law (even when silence or unconscious, as here termed).
Finally, the profound transformation undergone by judges, and particularly by constitutional judges, as to their nature and role is remarked, thus discussing the consequences thereof as to the entire institutional fabric and as to the very idea of Constitution and Constitutional State. 

Teoria della Costituzione, teoria dei diritti fondamentali, teoria delle fonti: una e trina

The paper highlights the methodical aporias found in the current jurisprudence and doctrine in constitutional theory, fundamental rights theory and theory of sources, focusing specifically on the unnatural entry of a theory of formal-abstract sources into a axiological-substantial theory of the Constitution. This work underlines the fluctuations and contradictions of the constitutional case law with regard to the relationship between the Constitution and the other Charters of Rights as an emblematic expression of the overall lack of an organic theory of Charters that is slow to mature and become visible in some of the most salient experiences of constitutional justice.

La CEDU e la giurisprudenza convenzionale in cammino (spunti ricostruttivi offerti da un commentario)

Lo scritto si sofferma sui più salienti orientamenti della giurisprudenza della Corte EDU relativa agli anni 2016-2020, evidenzia le mutue implicazioni che si hanno tra i profili processuali e quelli sostanziali e, infine, si interroga sulle prospettive aperte dalla entrata in vigore del protocollo 15 e, laddove anche da noi recepito, dal protocollo 16.

Ancora sul prot. 16: verrà dai giudici la sollecitazione al legislatore per il suo recepimento in ambito interno?

The paper aims at highlighting the advantages which might derive from Protocol no. 16 to the European Convention of Human Rights, focusing in particular on the mutual benefits that both the consultive and the jurisdictional activities of the Court can derive from it. The paper then questions the role that courts may play in order to urge lawmakers to implement Protocol no. 16.

Un’opportuna messa a punto dei rapporti tra CEDU e Costituzione, nella opinione di P. Pinto de Albuquerque in G.I.E.M. e altri c. Italia

The article comments on the opinion, partially concurring and partially dissenting, delivered by Justice P. Pinto de Albuquerque in the G.I.E.M. and others v. Italy case, where he draws in-depth critical remarks on the construction given by Italian courts (most notably, by the Italian Constitutional Court in the judgment no. 49/2015) of the relationship between the European Convention of Human Rights and the Italian Constitution.

Protocollo 16 e identità costituzionale

The essay highlights the beneficial role of Protocol No. 16 for fundamental rights, focusing on the added value of the same in terms of awareness and proper use of the constitutional identity, which finds its most distinguishing expression in the domain of human rights. It therefore explores some technical issues that came up as consequence of the entry into force of Protocol No. 16, with specific regard to “multiple preliminarity” scenarios. Finally, the essay argues against those who have challenged the implementation of the Pdrotocol in the domestic legal order.

In tema di trasformazioni del giudizio di costituzionalità in via incidentale, tra regole e regolarità, e dal punto di vista della teoria della Costituzione (note sparse a partire da un libro recente)

The article deals critically with some recent trends in Italian constitutional review, in particular with an increasing flexibility of procedural rules governing the incidenter proceeding before the Constitutional court. Moving from an analysis of a recent book on this topic (G. Repetto, Il canone dell’incidentalità costituzionale, Napoli, 2017) , the author emphasizes the importance of a stricter reliance on both the rules and the principles that guide the Court’s action, so as to reinforce both the separation of powers and the protection of fundamental rights.