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About Gaetano Azzariti

Gaetano Azzariti is Professor of Constitutional Law at the Faculty of Law in the University of Rome La Sapienza. He taught at the Naples Frederick II University of Naples, in Turin, Perugia and the Luiss of Rome. He is on the editorial board of the reviews Politica del diritto, Diritto pubblico and Rivista di Diritto costituzionale, and founded and co-edited the online review His published works include: Studi sui diritti in Europa (Rome, Aracne 2006), Critica della democrazia identitaria (Bari, Laterza 2008, 2nd ed.), Diritto e conflitti (Bari, Laterza 2013 3rd ed.) and Il costituzionalismo moderno può sopravvivere? (Bari, Laterza 2013, 2nd ed.)

Articles by Gaetano Azzariti

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Adam Bychawski is an editorial assistant at openDemocracy.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

If politics abandons human rights

In 1999, the EU embarked on the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, not recognising that, left to their own devices, the judges would ultimately be overcome by the material forces and zeitgeist that put the interests of the markets before the rights of individuals.

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