Professor Andrea Saccucci is an internationally acknowledged practitioner and academic with special expertise in human rights and international law. Andrea Saccucci’s practice focuses on human rights litigation before national and international judicial and quasi-judicial bodies in many different areas (such as extradition, fair trial in civil and criminal proceedings, detainees’ rights, refugee rights, property rights, immigration law and statelessness, discrimination, freedom of expression and association, etc.). He also gained a substantial experience in international law and transnational disputes, national and international arbitrations (including ICSID and ICC), protection of foreign investments, recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards, internet defamation disputes.
In his capacity as a human rights lawyer, Andrea Saccucci has been involved in some among the most high-profile and politically sensitive judicial cases brought before European Courts or other international human rights bodies over the last decade, leading to landmark judgments such, for instance, Hirsi Jamaa and others v. Italy [GC], 23 February 2012 (concerning push-backs to Libya of sea migrants of African origin) and Kuric and others v. Slovenia [GC], 26 June 2012 (concerning the erased people of Slovenia). He also developed a remarkable know-how in dealing with mass human rights claims process in the field of blood infected products, detention conditions, employment disputes, environmental disasters or vast scale water pollution.
Since 2000, he carried out over 30 missions as an expert of the Council of Europe, of the European Union and of the OSCE in many European States (especially, the Balkans and Eastern Europe).
In addition to practice as a lawyer, Andrea Saccucci also has a solid academic background. He received a PhD in Human Rights from the University of Palermo and currently he is Associate Professor of International Law at the Second University of Naples. He is also Adjunct Professor of Human Rights at the Catholic University of Milan and Adjunct Professor of International Law at the LUMSA University of Rome. In addition, he teaches International Human Rights Law in several Master courses and training courses organized by the Bar and the School of Magistrates. He was a Visiting Scholar at the Law School of the Columbia University of New York in 2006 and, ever since, he cooperated with the Human Rights Clinic and the Human Rights Institute. He was Visiting Professor at the Law Faculty of the State University of Tirana in 2014.