Lelio and Lisli Basso Foundation
The Lelio and Lisli Basso Foundation was recognized as moral body in 1974. The library
and the historical archives are open to all and consultable also on line. The Foundation
promotes studies in the fields of anthropology, sociology and history, as well as research
in the fields of economics, political sciences and law. To achieve this goal, conferences,
seminars, meetings and workshops are organised on topics of current political and cultural
interest. Among the topics: the process of European Constitutionalization, globalization
and universal rights, bioethics, cultural heritage. The Foundation comprises the International
Section which is characterized by a strong commitment in the field of human rights protection
and the struggle against their abuses. This section organizes periodically the sessions of
People's Permanent Tribunal.
Interdepartmental centre for research in European Communities Law (CIRDCE)
The Interdepartmental centre for research in European Communities Law (C.I.R.D.C.E.)
has been active, within the University of Bologna, since 1991. Its aim is to develop
and spread knowledge relating to European Law. In order to achieve its objectives the
C.I.R.D.C.E. promotes research (which may be undertaken in collaboration with other
Italian/foreign universities) financed by EU and other entities; carries out Post Lauream
specialization (along with professional formation and training); organises LLM Programme
for International Jurists; collaborates with the PHD Programme in European Community Law;
promotes a Summer School on "The Protection of Fundamental Rights in Europe" in collaboration
with University "Robert Schuman", Strasbourg, and King's College, London; organises
conventions and seminars and provides consultancy for public and private organisations.
European Magistrates for Democracy and the Freedoms (MEDEL)
The association MEDEL (Magistrats Européens pour la Démocratie et les Libertés) was founded
in 1985 by representatives of six European national associations of judges and prosecutors.
At the present moment it comprises fifteen national associations in representation of 15.000
magistrates, judges and prosecutors, and ten European Countries: Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic
France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Portugal, and Spain. In other Countries, such as Austria and
England, magistrates have joined on an individual basis.
Scientific advisory board
Marzia BarberaUniversity of Brescia
Remo CaponiUniversity of Firenze
Marta Cartabiajudge of "Corte Costituzionale Italiana"
Silvio GambinoUniversity of Cosenza
Stefano GiubboniUniversity of Perugia
Donata GottardiUniversity of Verona
Tania GroppiUniversity of Siena
Fausta GuarrielloUniversity of Chieti-Pescara
Ernesto LupoPresident of "Corte di Cassazione Italiana"
Valerio OnidaEx-president of the "Corte costituzionale italiana"
Nicoletta ParisiUniversity of Catania
Cesare PinelliUniversity of Macerata
Luis Miguel Poiares MaduroEuropean University Institute
Guido RaimondiJudge of European Court of Human Rights
Lucia Serena RossiUniversity of Bologna
Marek Safjanjudge of the Court of Justice of the European Communities
Silvana SciarraUniversity of Florence
Giuseppe Tesaurojudge of "Corte Costituzionale Italiana"
Antonio Tizzanojudge of the Court of Justice of the European Communities
Vladimiro Zagrebelskyjudge of European Court of Human Rights
Giuseppe Bronzinijudge of "Corte di Cassazione Italiana"
Valentina Bazzocchiresearch fellow at the University of Bologna
Cristiana Biancolawyer, specialising in international criminal law and protection of human rights
Fabian Mattheo IorioPHD
Francesco RizziPhD candidate, King's College London
Diletta De BlasiPHD
Giacinto BisogniItalian judge
Roberto ContiItalian judge
Emilio De CapitaniHead of Unit Committee on Citizen's Freedoms and Rights European Parliament
Elena Fallettiresearch fellow at the University of Milano
Mauro Palmapresident of the European Committee for the prevention of torture
Oreste Pollicinoassociate professor at the University Bocconi of Milan
Fabian Matthaeo IorioPHD
Head of project
Elena Paciottipresident of the Basso Foundation