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Giulio Illuminati

Adjunct professor

Department of Legal Studies

Curriculum vitae

     Giulio Illuminati (Ancona, 1946) has been full professor of Criminal Procedure at the Department of Law of the University of Bologna until 2016. Until 2020 he har been lecturer in Criminal Procedure at the Law School of the LUISS "G. Carli" in Rome. He is a member of the scientific board of the reviews Cassazione Penale (Giuffrè, Milano), Iustitia (Ministerio Publico, São Paulo do Brasil), Revista brasileira de Direito Processual Penal (IBRASPP, Porto Alegre), Rivista italo-spagnola di diritto processuale (Marcial Pons, Barcelona) and coeditor of the series Procedura penale (Studi - Commenti - Nuovi itinerari) published by Giappichelli editore, Turin. He is former vice-president of the Association of the Scholars of Criminal Procedure and at present he is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Association of Penal Law and of the Board of Directors of the Italian Group.
     He graduated in Law in 1969 at the University of Bologna where, in 1971, was granted a research fellowship, and afterwards he worked there as an assistant from 1974 to 1980. From 1980 to 1989 he was Professor at the University of Camerino, Faculty of Law, lecturing in Criminal Procedure and General Theory of the Process (as associate professor from 1982, as full professor from 1986). From 2005 to 2012 he was Director of the Department of Juridical Sciences "Antonio Cicu" of the University of Bologna.

     In 1987-89 he was appointed as a member of the Committee for the reform of the Italian criminal process, established by the Minister of Justice, which drew up the current Code of Criminal Procedure. From 1996 to 1998 he was a member of the Committee for the revision of the Code of Criminal Procedure, and in 2000 he was a member of the Committee for the implementation of the bill on the criminal jurisdiction of the Justice of the peace. From 1991/92 to 2003/04 academic year he was coordinator of the Ph.D. course in Criminal Procedure of the University of Bologna. In 2000 he was visiting professor at the Law School of the North Carolina University in Chapel Hill. In 2007 he took part in the drafting of a bill for the reform of the Code of Criminal Procedure, as a member of the Committeee established by the Minister of Justice. In June 2009 he held a course at the National College of Public Prosecutors of the Popular Republic of China, organized by the China-EU School of Law. In 2013 he was a member of the Committee for the most urgent reforms of the criminal process.
     His main research fields have so far concerned the constitutional rights of the accused, the rights of the arrested person, and more recently, international and European criminal procedure. His main publications include La presunzione d'innocenza dell'imputato (1979) and La disciplina processuale delle intercettazioni (1982); he also contributed to the textbooks Casi e questioni di diritto processuale penale (1995), Compendio di procedura penale (7th edition, 2014), and co-edited the volumes Crimini internazionali tra diritto e giustizia (2000) and Il giudice di pace nella giurisdizione penale (2001). He was the editor of the volumes Prove penali e Unione europea (2009) and Nuovi profili del segreto di Stato e dell'attività di intelligence (2010), as well as, together with Giovanni Conso, of the Commentario breve al codice di procedura penale (2nd edition, 2015) and of the Commentario breve al codice di procedura penale - Complemento giurisprudenziale (9th edition, 2015).
     He has taken part in several national and international research projects. Among them:
  • L'armonizzazione della prova dichiarativa nell'Unione Europea, coordinated by Giulio Illuminati (PRIN 2005)
  • Tasks and Powers of the Prosecution Services in the EU Member States, coordinated by Peter J.P. Tak, Radboud University of Nijmegen, 2004-2005
  • Suspects in Europe. Procedural Rights at the Investigative Stage of the Criminal Process in the European Union, coordinated by Ties Prakken and Taru Spronken, Maastricht University (AGIS 2005)
  • Garantias procesales en los procesos penales en la Union Europea, coordinated by Coral Aranguena Fanego, University of Valladolid (AGIS 2005)
  • Proceso penal y sistemas acusatorios, coordinated by Lorena Bachmaier Winter,  Complutense University of Madrid, 2006
  • Rethinking European Criminal Justice, coordinated by Ulrich Sieber, Max-Planck Institut fur Auslandische-und-Internationale Strafrecht, Freiburg im B. (AGIS 2006)
  • Effective Defence Rights in the EU and Access to Justice, coordinated by Taru Spronken, University of Maastricht (European Commission, 2007)
  • Le impugnazioni penali nel prisma del giusto processo, coordinated by Renzo Orlandi, University of Bologna (PRIN 2007)
  • Sistema procesal penal y métodos alternativos de resoluciòn de conflictos: anàlisis critìco y propuestas ante la reforma del proceso penal en el spacio judicial europeo, coordinated by Lorenzo Bujosa Vadell, University of Salamanca (Ministerio de Ciència y Innovaciòn, 2011)
  • Good Practices for Protecting Victims Inside and Outside the Criminal Process, coordinated by Luca Luparia, University of Milan (European Commission, 2011)

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