Giorgio Repetto

University of Perugia

Giorgio Repetto (1978) is Associate Professor in Constitutional Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Perugia, where he holds the chair of European Constitutional Law. He earned a Law degree at Luiss “Guido Carli” (summa cum laude and special mention), and holds a PhD in Public and Constitutional law from the University of Rome “La Sapienza”: his doctoral thesis received the Edoardo Ruffini Award granted by Accademia dei Lincei. A Visiting Scholar at the Universities of Berlin (Humboldt), Hamburg and Freiburg, and Adjunct Professor of Public Law at the University of Tuscia, he is also a member of the Teaching Staff Council for the Doctorate in Public Law and Construction of Legal Traditions at the University of Perugia. In 2012 he has been awarded with the ‘Premio Sergio Panunzio’ granted by the Italian Association of Constitutional lawyers for the best monographical debut in the field of constitutional law. Managing Editor of Diritto pubblico, he regularly reviews articles for law journals as well as research projects for Italian Ministry of University and Research (SIR, FIRB, VQR).

He is the author of a book on the role played by comparative arguments in the case law of the European Courts of Strasbourg and Luxembourg (Argomenti comparativi e diritti fondamentali in Europa. Teorie dell’interpretazione e giurisprudenza sovranazionale, Naples 2011) and editor, among others, of The Constitutional Relevance of the ECHR in Domestic and European Law. An Italian Perspective (Intersentia, 2013). He published widely on the more important Italian law reviews. In English he wrote, among others: The ECHR and European Constitutional Landscape: Reassessing Paradigms and Rethinking a Constitutional Role for the ECHR. The Dilemmas of Incorporation into Italian law (both in The Constitutional Relevance), Discrimination Against Homosexuals and Integration by Reasonableness. Suggestions from the Maruko Case (in S. Niccolai and I. Ruggiu (eds.), Dignity in Change. Exploring the Constitutional Potential of EU’s Gender and Anti-Discrimination Policies, Fiesole, 2010), At the Crossroads between Privacy and Community: The Legal Status of Same-Sex Couples in German, Austrian and Swiss law (in D. Gallo, L. Paladini and P. Pustorino, Same-Sex Couples before National, Supranational and International Jurisdictions, Springer, 2013) and Pouring New Wine Into New Bottles? The Preliminary Reference to the Court of Justice of the European Union by Italian Constitutional Court, in German Law Journal, 2015.

His research interests cover theory and practice of fundamental rights, sexual orientation law, constitutional adjudication in European and comparative law and constitutional theory.