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Suprema di Cassazione
Mr. Pietro Curzio
President since: 15 July 2020
Justice of the Supreme Court since: 2007
Career before being justice of the Supreme Court:

Born in Bari on 5 March 1953


The new First President of the Italian Supreme Court of Cassation is Pietro Curzio, previously President of the Labor-Law Section of the Supreme Court. 

He was appointed First President of the Italian Supreme Court on 15 July 2020.

The “Plenum” of the Superior Council of the Judiciary (C.S.M.) appointed him in an extraordinary session presided over by the President of the Italian Republic, Sergio Mattarella, in the “Quirinale” Palace.

The term of office of President Pietro Curzio as First President of the Italian Supreme Court started on 20 July 2020.

After his appointment as a judge in 1978 following a public competition, Pietro Curzio served at the first and then at the second-instance Courts of Bari for many years, dealing with some core areas of the law:  civil, criminal and labor law, as public prosecutor and as a judge. 

In 2007 he was transferred to the Court of Cassation as Supreme Court justice. 

In March 2014 he was appointed member of the Joint Civil Chambers the Court of Cassation, and in June 2016 President of Section of the Court of Cassation.

Most of his scientific research and publications have focused on labor law - with specific reference both to the public and private sectors and to the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights and of the Court of Justice of the European Union - civil procedural law and European law. 

Other publications have concerned subjects linked to his activity as judicial trainer and expert in judicial organization. 

President Curzio edits a collection of writings on procedural law: “The civil Cassation. Lessons of the justices of the Italian Supreme Court”.

The First President was member of the Scientific Committee when the training was organised by the Superior Council of the Judiciary.

The First President contributes to the training activity of the High Judicial School, and is a speaker at the courses organized by the School for judicial professional and in-service training and at conferences on law studies.