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Mancini, Federico 1927–1999

Mancini, Federico 1927–1999

(Giuseppe Federico Mancini)

PERSONAL: Born December 23, 1927, in Perugia, Italy; died July 21, 1999; son of Ettore and Fulvia Lina (Valigi) Mancini; married Vittoria Ghigi, 1956; children: two. Education: Attended University of Bologna, University of Bordeaux, University of Paris, and University of Chicago.

CAREER: University of Urbino, Urbino, Italy, lecturer, 1956; University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy, lecturer, 1962, professor of labor law, 1965–79, professor of comparative law, 1982; University of Rome, Rome, Italy, professor of political science, 1979–82; European Court of Justice, Luxembourg, Belgium, advocate general, 1982–88, judge, 1988–99, president of 6th chamber, 1990–93. Visiting professor at University of North Carolina, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 1957–76, and Harvard University, 1965, 1990; University of New South Wales, adjunct professor, 1997. Member of Consiglio Superiore della Magistratura, 1976–81.

AWARDS, HONORS: Honorary doctorate, University of Cordoba, 1984; honorary bencher, King's Inns (Dublin, Ireland), 1995; named patron of European Law Centre; honorary degree from University of New South Wales, 1996; G. Frederico Mancini Prize in European law named in his honor at Harvard University and University of New South Wales, 1997.


Costituzione e movimento operaio (nonfiction), Il Mulino (Bologna, Italy), 1976.

(With others) Lo Statuto dei lavoratori, un bilancio politico: nuove prospettive del diritto del lavoro e democrazia industriale (nonfiction), De Donato (Bari, Italy), 1977.

Terroristi e riformisti (nonfiction), Il Mulino (Bologna, Italy), 1981.

La circulación de los trabajadores por cuenta ajena en la jurisprudencia comunitaria (nonfiction), University of Granada [Grenada], 1990.

Democracy and Constitutionalism in the European Union: Collected Essays, Hart Publishing (Portland, OR), 2000.

SIDELIGHTS: Federico Mancini was first a professor, then an advocate general and judge with the European Court of Justice. He wrote several volumes on labor law, legislation, and other issues important to the European community. In honor of his seventieth birthday, the festschrift Scritti in onore di Giuseppe Federico Mancini was published. The two volumes of essays, totaling more than 1,800 pages, are written in five languages by professors and specialists in labor and European Community law, including past and present members of the Court of Justice and the Court of First Instance. The tribute was prepared by the law faculty of the University of Bologna. A press release announcing the presentation of the volumes to Mancini noted that the work forms part of an ancient university tradition according to which this rare distinction is reserved to the most eminent professors and bears witness to the widespread and deep influence of Judge Mancini's teaching in both Italian university circles and on the European state."



Scritti in onore di Giuseppe Federico Mancini, two volumes, A. Giuffrè (Milan, Italy), 1998.


Political Studies, March, 2001, Frank Vibert, review of Democracy and Constitutionalism in the European Union: Collected Essays, p. 174.

Times Literary Supplement, February 8, 2002, Terry Bishop, review of Democracy and Constitutionalism in the European Union, p. 28.


University of New South Wales Web site, (June 11, 2005), Federico Mancini, "The Italians in Europe" (undelivered lecture).

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