Giovanni Maria Flick

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Giovanni Maria Flick
Minister of Justice
In office
May 17, 1996 – October 21, 1998
Prime Minister Romano Prodi
Preceded by Vincenzo Caianiello
Succeeded by Oliviero Diliberto
Personal details
Born (1940-11-07) November 7, 1940 (age 76)
Cirié, Italy
Nationality Italian
Political party Democratic Centre (2013–present)
Alma mater Catholic University of Milan
Profession Jurist
Religion Roman Catholic

Giovanni Maria Flick (born November 7, 1940) is an Italian journalist, politician, and jurist.


Flick was born in Cirié, Piedmont, to a Roman Catholic, half-ethnic German family, as the fifth of seven children.

He began his education at the Jesuit liceo, and gained a diploma in law at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan. He then practiced (1964–1975) at the Rome tribunal, as a judge, then as a prosecutor, was a professor at the University of Perugia, the University of Messina, and, from 1980, the LUISS University of Rome, and also started a career as a lawyer. He contributed editorials to Il Sole 24 Ore and La Stampa.

He was Minister of Justice[1] in Romano Prodi's cabinet in 1996–1998, and presented the Italian Parliament with projects of organic laws meant to implement major judicial reforms which were almost entirely adopted by 1999 (including laws that made sentencing easier for misdemeanors). His experience as Minister got him named Italian representative to the European Commission of Human Rights, during the second Massimo D'Alema cabinet. In 2000, he was chosen by President Carlo Azeglio Ciampi to the office of judge in the Constitutional Court of Italy.


  1. ^ "Ex-Nazi re-arrested after acquittal in massacre trial". Wilmington Morning Star. August 2, 1996. p. 3A. Retrieved 29 May 2011. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Vincenzo Caianiello
Italian Minister of Justice
Succeeded by
Oliviero Diliberto