Associate Professor
Department of Law

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Courses a.y. 2015/2016


Biographical note

Born  in  Messina, 3rd of  November 1975. 8th of March 1999, graduation in law, Messina University.

Academic CV

From September 2007, Associate Professor in Comparative Public Law, Bocconi University; 2004-2007 Post-doc in Comparative Public Law, Bocconi University; 2001-2004 PhD in Constitutional Law, State University of Milan; 2001-2002 LLM in European Law, College of Europe, Bruges; 1999-2000, Master in European law, University of Bologna.

Teaching: Italian Public Law (since 2003), Information and Internet Law (since 2003) and Constitutional Adjudication in a Comparative Perspective (since 2008).

Director of the series “Law and Policy of the New Media” Aracne, Editor of: International Journal of Communications Law and Policy, http://www.ijclp.net/; http://www.medialaws.eu/, http://www.diritticomparati.it/. Member of the Editorial Board of Diritto Pubblico comparato ed europeo, http://www.dpce.it/, http://www.europeanrights.org/; Panoctica, Revista Eletrônica Acadêmica de Direito, http://www.panoptica.org/

Research areas

European and Comparative Constitutional Law; Media Law; Internet Law. (Areas in which Oreste Pollicino is regularly invited as speaker in national and international Conferences).

Selected publications


(With E. Apa), Modeling the Liability of Internet Service Providers: Google versus Vividown:  A Constitutional Perspective, Milan, Egea, 2013; (With E. Bertolini e V. Lubello), Internet: Regole e tutela dei diritti fondamentali (Internet: Regulation and Protection of Fundamental Rights, In Italian, Rome, Aracne, 2013, 1-204.
 (With G. Martinico), The Interaction between Europe's Legal Systems: Judicial Dialogue and the Creation of Supranational Laws,  2012, Edward Elgar Publishin, Cheltenham (UK) || Camberley (UK) || Northampton (USA), 350; ( With E. Apa), Code of Digital information, 2012, Milano, Egea, 1-728; (Con A. Mazzaro), Tutela del copyright e della privacy sul web: quid iuris?, [ Privacy versu Copyright in Internet: Quid Iuris?, in Italian],   Roma Aracne, 2012, 1-271; (with G. Camera), La legge è uguale per tutti, anche sul Web. Dietro le quinte di google versus vividown. [We are all equal in the eyes of the law’, on the Web too. The factual and legal Background of Google versus Vividown, in Italian], Egea, Milan, 2010, 160; (with G. Martinico), The National Judicial Treatment of EU and ECHR Laws. A Comparative Constitutional Perspective (Editor), Europa Law Publishing, Groningen, 2010; L’allargamento ad est dell’Europa e rapporti tra Corti costituzionali e Corti europee. Verso una teoria generale dell’impatto interordinamentale del diritto sovranazionale? [The Enlargment of Europe to the East and the Relationship between the Constitutional and European Courts: Towards a General Theory of the Domestic Impact of the Supranational Law?, in Italian], Giuffrè, Milan, XV-570 .Discriminazione sulla base del sesso e trattamento preferenziale nel diritto comunitario: un profilo giurisprudenziale alla ricerca del nucleo duro del "new legal order", [Discrimination on the Ground of Sex and Preferential Treatment in EC Law: a Case Law Based Analysis in Search of the Hard Core of the "New Legal Order", in Italian], Awarded of "Marco Biagi Prize" 2005 for the Best Phd Thesis of the Year, Giuffrè, Fondazione Marco Biagi, Milan, X-330

Articles and Papers of the last three years (selection)
(With M. Bassini), Freedom of Expression and Defamation in Internet, in N. Trzaskowski, A. Savjn (eds), Handbook of Internet Law, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham (UK) || Camberley (UK) || Northampton (USA), forthcoming in 2014; (With M. Bassini), The Law of the Internet between  Globalization and Localization, in M. Maduro, K. Tuori (eds) Transnational Law - Rethinking Law and Legal Thinking, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, forthcoming in 2014; Toward a Convergence between the EU and ECHR Legal Systems? A Comparative Perspective in G. Repetto (a cura di), The Constitutional Relevance of the ECHR in Domestic and European Law. An Italian Perspective, Cambridge, Intersentia 2013, 99-118.
(With G. Rando), Judicial cooperation and multilevel protection of the right to liberty and security in criminal proceedings. The influence of European Courts’ case-law on the modern Constitutionalism in Europe, in S. Ruggeri (ed), Transnational Inquiries and the Protection of Fundamental Rights in Criminal Proceedings, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg,  2013, 51-84; The Relationship Between the National Legal Order and the European Legal Order in the Case Law of the Italian Constitutional Court: A Selection of the Most Recent Relevant Decisions, in Italian Yearbook of International Law 2011, 2012. 323-336; Further Argument in Favour of the Construction of a General Theory of the Domestic Impact of Jurisprudential Supranational Law. The Genesis and the First Steps of ECHR and EU Legal Orders, in Comparative Law Review, 3/2012, 1-29; The Italian Constitutional Court and the European Court of Justice: a Progressive Overlapping between the Supranational and the Domestic Dimensions', in M. Claes, M. de Visser, P. Popelier and C Van de Heyning (eds), Constitutional Conversations in Europe. Actors, Topics and Procedures, Intersentia, Cambridge, 2012, 101-129; (with G. Martinico), The Impact of the Protection of Human Rights by the European Courts on the Italian Constitutional Court,  in P. Popelier, C. Van De Heyning & P. Van Nuffel (eds), Human Rights Protection in the European Legal Order: the Interaction between the European and the National Courts, Cambridge, Intersentia, 2011, 65-113; The Relationship between the Court of Justice of European Union and the European Court of European Rights: the Horizontal and the Vertical dimensions, in The Italian Yearbook of International Law 2010,  2011, 229-247; Internet Law in the Era of Transnational Law, http://www.eui.eu/Projects/GGP/Documents/Publications/WorkingPapers/RSCAS201124revOPollicinoMBassini.pdf ; The Relationship between Member States and the European Courts after Enlargement: toward a Unitarian Theory of Jurisprudential Supranational Law?, in Yearbook of European Law, 2010, 65-111. Conclusions. In search of Possible Answers, in  G. Martinico, O. Pollicino (eds), The National Judicial Treatment of Supranational Laws. A Comparative Perspective, Groniningem,  Europa Law Publishing, 2010, 499-511; (Con G. Martinico), Report on Italy, in G. Martinico, O. Pollicino (eds), The National Judicial Treatment of Supranational Laws. A Comparative Perspective, Europa Law Publishing, 2010, 269-300; (with G. Martinico e V. Sciarabba), Hands off the Untouchable Core: a Constitutional Appraisal of Kadi, in European Journal of Law Reforms, 2010, 281-304.