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Bruno de Witte

Professor of European Union Law, LAW/RSCAS 

fotoDewitteAppointed in January 2014. Contract until 31 December 2018. 

Bruno De Witte is currently Professor of European Law at Maastricht University (The Netherlands), and Part-time Professor of Law at the European University Institute, Florence. He was full-time Professor of European Union Law at the European University Institute, Florence, from March 2000 to February 2010, and before that time (from 1989 to 2000) Professor of European law at Maastricht University. He was a doctoral researcher at the European University Institute, and obtained his PhD at the EUI in 1985, with the title The Protection of Linguistic Diversity through Fundamental Rights (thesis director: Prof. Mauro Cappelletti). He is currently co-director of the Maastricht Centre for European Law. He is member of the Board of Editors of the European Human Rights Law Review, the Revista Española de Derecho Europeo and the Revista de Llengua i Dret;  Member of the Advisory Board of the European Constitutional Law Review, the Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law, and the Zeitschrift für öffentliches Recht. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (Pisa), of the Salzburg Centre of European Union Studies, and of the Centro di ricerca sulle organizzazioni internazionali ed europee at Università Luiss Guido Carli (Rome).


Research Interests

  • Constitutional reform and Treaty revision in the European Union
  • Relations between international, European and national law
  • Protection of fundamental rights in Europe
  • Rights of minorities, language law and cultural diversity in Europe
  • Internal market law
  • Decision-making and legal instruments of EU law

Contact Details

Tel. [+39] 055 4686 957 / 577

Email: [email protected]

Administrative assistance: Matteo Passigli

Postal address: Law Department | Via Bolognese 156 | 50139 Florence - Italy (Villa Salviati, Manica - Office SAMN 233)

Working Languages: English, French, Italian, Dutch

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