Marta Cartabia

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Marta Cartabia
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Marta Cartabia in 2017
Vice President of the Constitutional Court of Italy
Assumed office
12 November 2014
Judge of the Constitutional Court of Italy
Assumed office
13 September 2011
Appointed byGiorgio Napolitano
Preceded byMaria Rita Saulle
Personal details
Born (1963-05-14) 14 May 1963 (age 55)
San Giorgio su Legnano, Italy
Alma materUniversity of Milan
European University Institute

Marta Cartabia (born 14 May 1963) is an Italian judge. She has been Judge of the Constitutional Court of Italy since 13 September 2011 and Vice President since 12 November 2014. She is full professor of constitutional law.


Cartabia was born in San Giorgio su Legnano.[1] She obtained a Ph.D. in law from the European University Institute in Florence in 1993.[2][3] Cartabia worked at the Constitutional Court as a clerk between 1993 and 1996. She was later employed by the University of Milano-Bicocca as professor of the Jean Monnet Course of European Constitutional Law since 2005.[2] Between 2006 and 2010 she worked as an independent expert for the Fundamental Rights Agency of the European Union.[3] For the academic year 2009–2010 Cartabia was a Straus Fellow at The Straus Institute in New York.[2]

Cartabia was appointed by the President of Italy, Giorgio Napolitano, on 2 September 2011, and sworn into office on 13 September 2011.[1] At the time of her appointment she was one of the youngest appointees ever, and only the third woman in history.[4] She was appointed Vice President of the Court on 12 November 2014.[5]

Cartabia was made Knight Grand Cross in the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic on 24 October 2011.[6]

In December 2017, she was appointed as a substitute member[7] for Italy to the European Commission for Democracy through Law of the Council of Europe, also known as Venice Commission.


  1. ^ a b "The Constitutional Court: Composition of the Court". Constitutional Court of Italy. Retrieved 30 January 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "Marta Cartabia". The Straus institute. Retrieved 30 January 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Marta Cartabia". New York Encounter. Retrieved 30 January 2015.
  4. ^ "Justice Marta Cartabia to Deliver Clynes Chair in Judicial Ethics Lecture". The Law School - University of Notre Dame. Retrieved 30 January 2015.
  5. ^ "Alessandro Criscuolo elected to Constitutional court, update". ANSA. 12 November 2014. Retrieved 30 January 2015.
  6. ^ "Cartabia Prof.ssa Marta" (in Italian). Office of the Italian President. Retrieved 30 January 2015.
  7. ^ "Venice Commission :: Council of Europe". Retrieved 2018-03-01.