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Paola Severino

Paola Severino
Professore Emerito

Aree di ricerca: Comparative law, Constitutions, Criminal Justice (National and International) and Procedures, Cybersecurity, Environmental Law, Human Rights, Law and Politics, Technology

Curriculum

Since June 18, 2018 she is Vice President of Luiss Guido Carli University with a mandate for internationalization. She was the Rector of Luiss University from 2016 to 2018, having formerly served as Deputy Rector. From May 1st, 2003 to May 29, 2006 she was Dean of the Department of Law of Luiss University.

Paola Severino has been Full Professor of Criminal Law at Luiss Guido Carli University from 1998, holding the Chair of Criminal Law at the Department of Law of Luiss University. Since 2018, she is fixed-term Full Professor (Professore Straordinario) of Criminal Law at the Department of Law of Luiss University. She also holds the Chair of Cybersecurity at Luiss University. On August 7th, 2019 she became Professor Emeritus.

She is President of the Scientific Council of the Luiss School of Law and a member of the Strategic Group of the Luiss School of European Political Economy. She is Director of the Master’s Programme in “Diritto Penale d’Impresa”, of the Master’s Programme in “Compliance e Prevenzione della Corruzione nei Settori Pubblico e Privato” and of the Master’s Programme in “Cybersecurity: Politiche pubbliche, normative e gestione” of Luiss Guido Carli.

She is Professor of Criminal Law at the “Scuola Ufficiali Carabinieri” in Rome.

Since January 2018, she is Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office on Combating Corruption.

She has been appointed by Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni and by the President of the French Republic Emmanuel Macron as a member of the working group in charge of drafting the so called “Quirinale Treaty”.

In March 2019, she was awarded the title of Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur by the President of the French Republic Emmanuel Macron, and in February 2019 the Memorial Gold Medal Shahamir Shahamiryan by the Republic of Armenia.

In June 2018, she received an honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD) degree from the University of Glasgow.

Since 2016, she is member of the Consiglio dell’Ordine “Al merito della Repubblica Italiana” (Committee of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic) and she was awarded the title of “Cavaliere di Gran Croce”.

Since 2019, she is Vice President of the International Association of Penal Law (AIDP) and since January 2015, she is President of the AIDP Italian group. She is also Vice President of “The Siracusa International Institute for Criminal Justice and Human Rights” since December 2015.

Since 2015, she is member of the “Comitato di Riflessione e Indirizzo Strategico” promoted by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

From 2014 to 2018, she was President of the “Osservatorio per il monitoraggio dell’efficienza complessiva del sistema giustizia e per la valutazione dell’efficacia delle riforme necessarie alla crescita del Paese” at the Italian Ministry of Justice.

From November 2011 to April 2013 she served as Italy's Minister of Justice in the Cabinet led by Mario Monti.

From 1997 to 2001 she was Vice President of the Council of the Military Judiciary.

Paola Severino has been a member of several ministerial committees including, in 2006, the “Commissione per lo studio e la proposta di riforme di interventi sul piano normativo e organizzativo che razionalizzino l’esercizio della giurisdizione e conferiscano efficienza al sistema”(study and reform proposal on regulatory and organisational measures to make the jurisdictional system more efficient) and in 2007 the “Commissione per lo studio e la proposta di riforme ed interventi per la razionalizzazione, armonizzazione e semplificazione delle procedure processuali ed amministrative relative alle sanzioni pecuniarie da reato applicate a norma del decreto legislativo 8 giugno 2001, n. 231, alle spese processuali ed alla gestione dei beni confiscati ed in giudiziale sequestro nonché la verifica ed ampliamento delle forme di contrasto alla criminalità economica con riferimento particolare all’ambito di applicazione della responsabilità degli enti” (study and reform proposal to harmonise and simplify procedures related to pecuniary sanctions for corporations, costs of proceedings, confiscated and seized property and to extend measures to fight economic crime).

She participated in and she coordinated research units for national and international projects.

She also received numerous awards for her scientific and professional work: Minerva Prize in 2003, Marisa Bellisario Prize in 2009, Dell’Andro Prize in 2012, Scanno – Sezione Diritto Prize in 2015, Guido Carli Prize, “Il Perugino” Prize and Atena Donna Prize in 2018 and Le Fonti Awards Prize.

She is a member of the Ethics Committee of the Fondazione Veronesi, and of the Scientific Committees of: Fondazione Vodafone, Ernst & Young, Confindustria, Associazione Silvia Sandano, Arel, Eastwest, Centro Alti Studi at the Italian Ministry of Interior and Osservatorio Ethos - Luiss Business School. She is member of the General Council of the Italian Chapter of ICON-S, of the IAI – Istituto Affari Internazionali Board of Directors and of the Executive Committee of The Council for the United States and Italy.

She has been a member of the editorial staff of the Enciclopedia Giuridica Treccani and of the journal “Banca, borsa e titoli di credito”. She is member of the Scientific Committees of the following journals: “Archivio penale”, “Rivista della Guardia di Finanza”, “Rivista del diritto della navigazione”, “The Future of Science and Ethics”, “Sistema penale” and “Diritto dell’Internet”. She is a member of the Editorial Board of the journal “Diritto Penale Contemporaneo – Rivista Trimestrale” and President of the “Comitato tecnico-scientifico” of the journal “Rassegna dell’Arma dei Carabinieri”.

As a criminal lawyer registered at the “Ordine degli Avvocati” (Bar Council) since 1975, she provides legal advice and defence in the field of business criminal law.

Pubblicazioni principali (ultimi 10 anni)

  • Severino, Paola (2020). L'inserimento dei reati tributari nel d. lgs. 231/2001 tra osservazioni de iure condito e prospettive de iure condendo. SISTEMA PENALE, p. 126-130. ISSN 2704-8098.
  • Severino, Paola (2019). Strategie di contrasto alla corruzione nel panorama interno e internazionale: best practice ed esigenze di armonizzazione. RASSEGNA DELL'ARMA DEI CARABINIERI, p. 13-26. ISSN 2533-3070.
  • Severino, Paola (2018). Il nuovo diritto penale ambientale. Problemi di teoria del reato e profili sanzionatori. DIRITTO PENALE CONTEMPORANEO, p. 190-195. ISSN 2240-7618.
  • Severino, Paola (2018). Colpire anche la cattiva amministrazione. VITA E PENSIERO, p. 50-54. ISSN 0042-725X.
  • Severino, Paola (2017). Le priorità: giustizia "specializzata" e sicurezza informatica. AREL LA RIVISTA, p. 117-123. ISSN 2039-0181.
  • Severino, Paola (2017). Le garanzie funzionali degli appartenenti ai Servizi: un bilancio a dieci anni dalla legge 124/2007. GNOSIS, p. 51-57.
  • Severino, Paola (2016). La lotta al riciclaggio. Per una strategia condivisa. AMMINISTRAZIONE IN CAMMINO, p. 1-2. ISSN 2038-3711.
  • Severino, Paola (2016). La riforma dei reati tributari: un'occasione perduta?. NOTIZIARIO, p. 303-317. ISSN 1593-5868.
  • Severino, Paola; Gullo, Antonino; Caporale, Cinzia (2016). Ripensare il sistema sanzionatorio penale. FUTURE OF SCIENCE AND ETHICS, p. 70-73. ISSN 2421-3039.
  • Severino, Paola (2016). Le false comunicazioni sociali tra economia e diritto. DIRITTO PENALE CONTEMPORANEO, p. 1-12. ISSN 2039-1676.
  • Severino, Paola (2016). La riforma dei reati tributari: un'occasione perduta?. ARCHIVIO PENALE, p. 1-12. ISSN 2384-9479.
  • Severino, Paola (2016). Legalità, prevenzione e repressione nella lotta alla corruzione. ARCHIVIO PENALE, p. 1-8. ISSN 2384-9479.
  • Severino, Paola (2016). Misure patrimoniali nel sistema penale. Effettività e garanzie.. RASSEGNA DELL'ARMA DEI CARABINIERI, p. 35-38. ISSN 0485-3997.
  • DEL VECCHIO, Angela; Severino, Paola edited by (2016). Tutela degli investimenti tra integrazione dei mercati e concorrenza di ordinamenti. Cacucci, p. 1-720. ISBN: 9788866115854.
  • Severino, Paola (2015). Focus: Il contrasto alla corruzione nella pubblica amministrazione: legalità e trasparenza.. NUOVA ETICA PUBBLICA, p. 13-15.
  • Severino, Paola (2015). Speech. THE NEW JOURNAL OF EUROPEAN CRIMINAL LAW, p. 418-421. ISSN 2032-2844.
  • Severino, Paola (2015). Alla ricerca di best practice. FORMICHE, p. 22-25. ISSN 1824-9914.
  • Severino, Paola (2015). L'armonizzazione delle regole è un'esigenza comune. AREL LA RIVISTA, p. 156-159. ISSN 2039-0181.
  • Severino, P.; Viganò, F.; Gullo, A. edited by (2015). Special Issue: The Competence of the Court of Justice of the European Union in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice. Intersentia publisher, p. 397-568.
  • Severino, Paola; Gullo, Antonino (2015). The competence of the Court of Justice of the EU in the area of Freedom, Security and Justice. THE NEW JOURNAL OF EUROPEAN CRIMINAL LAW, p. 400-401. ISSN 2032-2844.
  • Severino, Paola (2015). Testimonianze. VENTUNESIMO SECOLO, p. 101-103. ISSN 1594-3755.
  • Severino, Paola (2014). Sicurezza dei mercati finanziari: interessi tutelati e strumenti di tutela. RIVISTA ITALIANA DI DIRITTO E PROCEDURA PENALE, p. 672-683. ISSN 0557-1391.
  • Severino, Paola (2013). La nuova legge anticorruzione. DIRITTO PENALE E PROCESSO, p. 7-12. ISSN 1591-5611.
  • Severino, Paola (2013). La critica della storia tra diritto e delitto. ANNALI DELLA FACOLTÀ GIURIDICA, p. 83-91. ISSN 2281-3063.
  • Severino, Paola (2013). Antigone o Porzia? Il giurista davanti alla legge ingiusta. CASSAZIONE PENALE, p. 898-901. ISSN 1125-856X.
  • Severino, Paola (2012). Le criticità del sistema giudiziario italiano e le possibili riforme. IUSTITIA, p. 47-52. ISSN 0021-3268.
  • Severino, Paola (2012). In ricordo di Loris D'Ambrosio 28 luglio 2012. CASSAZIONE PENALE, p. 2783-2784. ISSN 1125-856X.
  • Severino, Paola (2012). Guest Editorial. EUCRIM, p. 89-89. ISSN 1862-6947.