Justin Frosini

Justin Frosini, PhD

Adjunct Professor of Constitutional Law
International Law & Organizations
International Development
International Relations

SAIS Europe

Expertise

Regions
  • Balkans
  • Eastern Europe
  • Ghana
  • Italy
  • Northern Africa
  • United Kingdom
  • Western Europe
Topics
  • International Law
  • Rule of Law
  • Nation-building and Democratization
Languages
  • French
  • Italian

Background and Education

Director of the Center for Constitutional Studies and Democratic Development; Assistant Professor of Public Law at the Luigi Bocconi University. Prof. Frosini's fields of interest are comparative constitutional law, democratic development, constitutional adjudication, devolution and federalism. With specific regard to the Western Balkans, between 2000 and 2004, Frosini was involved in several projects sponsored by the European Union to provide on-line training for judges in Albania, BiH, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia. He is co-director of the Summer School European Union and Legal Reform, Igalo, Montenegro. Prior to beginning his academic career, Frosini was an active politician at a local level, and in 2007 he was elected to the Constituent Assembly of Democratic Party of Emilia-Romagna. Frosini is also a member of the scientific committee of the Istituto De Gasperi; member of the scientific board of Istituzioni del Federalismo; member of the editorial board of Diritto pubblico comparato ed europeo and Quaderni costituzionali, Cronache dallestero. PhD, constitutional law, University of Bologna.

Publications: Author of a book on the legal value of constitutional preambles as well as several articles and book chapters in English, Italian and Spanish in the field of comparative constitutional law with particular attention for federalism, regionalism and devolution, constitutional justice and forms of government.


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2015-04-13 00:00:00 
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Spring 2017 
One just has to...
One just has to think of the 'Arab Spring' and its aftermath or the events in the Ukraine to realise that there have been some dramatic constitutional developments and legal reforms in recent years. The spread of human rights and constitutional, representative government based on the rule of law, as either spurs for development or desirable outcomes of development, seems both possible and urgently necessary. This course consequently examines the nature, fate and prospects for constitutional development and democratisation across the globe. Employing both the diachronic and synchronic methods of analysis typical of comparative constitutional law, the course addresses topics such as constitution-making and constitutional amendment; forms of state and forms of government as well as the role and functions of electoral management bodies and constitutional and supreme courts with the aim of understanding how a given institutional framework may facilitate or obstruct transitions to democracy. The experience of so-called 'consolidated' democracies will often be used to examine the transition to democracy of other countries. The case studies are drawn from different parts of the world, but with particular emphasis on Europe and North Africa. (Crossed listed International Relations/International Development) (IL)
Spring 2017 
The course aims...
The course aims at providing a comprehensive understanding of internationally recognized human rights instruments and standards, providing an account of international human rights institutions and identifying the relevance of international human rights law to domestic law. Special attention will also be devoted to the "enforcement" dimension of international human rights, by assessing the role of international (United Nations) and regional (European, American and African) human rights mechanisms, as well as to the monitoring and advocacy perspective of international NGOs, domestic human rights practitioners and other infrastructures at a domestic level. (IL)
March 14, 2017 
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Justin Frosini, Adjunct Professor of Constitutional Law, is interviewed on RAI Radio 1 about "Brexit (in Italian)."

November 28, 2016 
Justin Frosini,...

Justin Frosini, Adjunct Professor of Constitutional Law, spoke at Università Bocconi in a conference entitled "Brexit: rischi e opportunità (in Italian)."

June 28, 2016 
Justin Frosini,...

Justin Frosini, Adjunct Professor of Constitutional Law, will participate in a conference at Nomisma entitled "Brexit – What comes next? (in Italian)."

June 24, 2016 
Justin Frosini,...

Justin Frosini, Adjunct Professor of Constitutional Law, features in a video from Università Bocconi commenting about "Brexit: will the EU or the UK dissolve first?."

June 21, 2016 
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Justin Frosini, Adjunct Professor of Constitutional Law, features in a video from Università Bocconi commenting about "Brexit: A referendum that is worth two."

May 16, 2016 
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Justin Frosini, Adjunct Professor of Constitutional Law, will present at Birkbeck University on "Brexit: Should the UK leave the EU?."

May 10, 2016 
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Justin Frosini, Adjunct Professor of Constitutional Law, wrote a commentary on via Sarfatti 25 entitled "Brexit: tra politica e tecnica si consuma l'idea di Europa unita (in Italian)."

September 29, 2015 
Justin Frosini,...

Justin Frosini, Adjunct Professor of Constitutional Law, features in a video from Università Bocconi commenting about "Catalonia e Scozia, problemi politici e costituzionali (in Italian)."

May 8, 2015 
Justin Frosini,...

Justin Frosini, Adjunct Professor of Constitutional Law, was interviewed by Sky TG24 about the "Elezioni, Cameron riconquista la Gran Bretagna."