Andrea Saccucci is enrolled in the Rome Register of Lawyers from 2002 and he is qualified to appear before the Italian highest jurisdictions, and he is a renowned specialist in litigation on human rights, international law, and EU law matters. In this capacity, he has been involved in a vast number of cases before the Italian highest jurisdictions (Constitutional Court, Court of Cassation, Council of State), the European Court of Human Rights, and other international judicial and quasi-judicial bodies in many different areas (such as, fair trial in civil and criminal proceedings, detainees’ rights, extradition, property rights, immigration and statelessness, discrimination, environment, freedom of association and of expression, etc.).
He is also an expert in transnational disputes, extradition and European arrest warrant, recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments and awards, internet defamations, immigration, citizenship and asylum, disciplinary proceedings against notaries and judges, international arbitration for the protection of foreign investments (ICSID, UNCITRAL), national arbitration in commercial matters. He was also instructed by foreign Governments to act in extradition proceedings before national courts and he regularly appears as an expert before UK courts in extradition matters.
From 2014 he is Associate Tenant at Doughty Street Chambers and a member of Doughty Street International. He worked on several cases together with members of the Chambers, including Edward Fitzgerald QC, Keir Starmer QC, Steven Powles QC, Amal Clooney, and Malcolm Hawkes.
As a human rights lawyer with an established expertise in the field of criminal law, Andrea Saccucci has been instructed in some among the most high-profile and politically sensitive judicial cases of the last decades brought before the European Court of Human Rights and other international judicial or quasi-judicial bodies. He represented and regularly assist before the European Court of Human Rights former Head of State or Governments, former Ministers, Members of Parliament, local administrators and politicians, as well as leading member of the judiciary in Italy and abroad.
Andrea Saccucci developed an unrivalled experience in dealing with mass human rights claims process before domestic and international courts, notably before the European Court of Human Rights. He brought several collective actions for “systemic human rights violations” (concerning for examples blood infected products, detention conditions, employment disputes, vast scale environmental pollution), which, in some cases, lead to the adoption of a pilot judgment
Andrea Saccucci is a member of the International Bar Association and of the Human Rights Institute of the IBA, of the Board of the Unione forense per la tutela dei diritti umani, of Società italiana di Diritto internazionale and of the American Society of International Law, of the Management Board of the Group of Interest on Human Rights of the Società Italiana di Diritto internazionale, of the Defence Extradition Lawyers Forum, of the Extradition Lawyers Association, and of European Network on Statelessness (ENS).
Since 2000, he carried out over 30 missions as an expert of the Council of Europe, of the European Union and of the OSCE in many European States (especially, the Balkans and Eastern Europe).
He authored many publications, monographies, textbooks and articles in the filed of international law, human rights, and EU law. He is head of the editorial board of the review I diritti dell’uomo, cronache e battaglie, member of the editorial board of the review Diritti umani e diritto internazionale, member of the scientific committee of the review www.immigrazione.it, member of the scientific committee of Giurisprudenza penale, and member of the advisory board of the European Convention of Human Rights Law Review.
In 2012, he received from PILnet (The Global Network for Public Interest Law) the European Pro Bono Award for Exemplary Partnership in the Public Interest, together with the Peace Institute of Ljubljana, for the team’s exceptional efforts on behalf of the erased people of Slovenia.
In 2018, he received the Top Legal Award for international litigation.