Domenico Rosani
Research and Teaching Associate

Department of Italian Law (criminal law)
University of Innsbruck
Christoph-Probst-Platz, Innrain 52, 6020 Innsbruck (Austria)

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Biography

Domenico Rosani is a research and teaching associate in the Department of Italian Law at the University of Innsbruck, Sector of Criminal Law. He previously worked as a trainee for the EU Fundamental Rights Agency, the EU's centre of expertise providing human rights advice to Union's institutions and national governments. At Innsbruck University he teaches legal methodology and criminal law.

His current research deals with the criminal relevance of children's activities on the Internet from a comparative, international and European law perspective. Domenico has amply published on comparative criminal law, human rights, and international law. In addition, he has presented his research results at several international conferences.

He is a member of the working group in charge of updating the EU's Guidelines on promoting compliance with international humanitarian law, in cooperation with the Italian Foreign Ministry (chair: Prof. Fausto Pocar). In addition, he is part of the Universities Network for Children in Armed Conflict's Delegation for the relations to the United Nations. Domenico is a member of the European Law Institute's task force drawing up a model law for the EU that criminalises 'ecocide', i.e. the destruction of the environment to the detriment of life. He is also part of the international research project "Natural Hazards in the Mountain Environment".

Domenico carried out research stays as a visiting scholar at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security and Law (2021), at the European University Institute (2020) and at the Unicef Centre of Research - Innocenti (2020). He is an Individual Observer of the European Law Institute. Since 2013 he has been a member of the Italian Chamber of Journalists.

For his contribution 'We’re All in This Together’. Actors Cooperating in Enhancing Children’s Rights in the Digital Environment after the GDPR (in Hallinan/Leenes/Gutwirth/De Hert (eds.), Data Protection and Privacy: Data Protection and Democracy, Hart, Oxford 2020) he has been awarded the University's Best Student Paper Award 2020.

Research Areas

  • Children's rights
  • Migration
  • Multilevel human rights protection
  • Comparative juvenile criminal law
  • Biolaw and the beginning of life
  • Digital technologies, privacy and data protection

Recent Publications

  • Child Sexting: The Call for an Exemption Clause, with M. Helfer, in K. Summerer/G. M. Caletti et al. (eds.), Criminalising Intimate Image Abuse, Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2023
  • Fundamental Rights Adjudication by European Supranational Courts in Digital Media Cases, with C. Rauchegger, in E. Psychogiopoulou/S. de la Sierra (eds.), Digital Media Governance and Supranational Courts: Selected Issues and Insights from the European Judiciary, E. Elgar (Cheltenham), 2022, 199-212
  • Sexting mit Minderjährigen – Jüngste Entwicklungen in der höchstgerichtlichen Rechtsprechung Italiens, Zeitschrift für die gesamte Strafrechtswissenschaft, 3/2022, 852-876 (link)
  • I diritti dei minori in Costituzione: una prospettiva europea, Diritto pubblico comparato europeo, 1/2022, 19-52
All Publications

Book Contributions

  • Fundamental Rights Adjudication by European Supranational Courts in Digital Media Cases, with C. Rauchegger, in E. Psychogiopoulou/S. de la Sierra (eds.), Digital Media Governance and Supranational Courts: Selected Issues and Insights from the European Judiciary, E. Elgar (Cheltenham), 2022, 199-212
  • Child rights in European constitutions as a frame of reference for legislation and policy, in F. Pocar, L. Guercio (eds.), Girl Children in Armed Conflict, Apes, Roma, forthcoming, 181-204
  • The Increasing Recognition of Child Rights by European Constitutions and its Relevance for the Criminal Regulation of Sexting, in P. Czech/L. Heschl/K. Lukas/M. Nowak/G. Oberleitner (eds.), European Yearbook on Human Rights 2020, Intersentia (Cambridge), 2020, 349-390
  • 'We’re All in This Together’. Actors Cooperating in Enhancing Children’s Rights in the Digital Environment after the GDPR, in D. Hallinan/R. Leenes/S. Gutwirth/P. De Hert (eds.), Data Protection and Privacy: Data Protection and Democracy, Hart (Oxford), 2020, 93-126
  • Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children as Rights Holders: Theory and Reality in the EU Legal System, in M.A.K. Klaassen/T. Liefaard/S.E. Rap/P.R. Rodrigues (eds.), Safeguarding Children’s Rights in Immigration Law, Intersentia (Cambridge), 2020, 41-65
  • L'esperienza austriaca nelle definizioni alternative del procedimento penale, in S. Dalla Bontà/E. Mattevi (eds.), Conciliazione, mediazione e deflazione nel procedimento davanti al giudice di pace. Esperienze euroregionali, Quaderni della Facoltà di Giurisprudenza, Università di Trento (Trento), 2020, 85-115 (link)
  • La giurisdizione come funzione dello Stato. Alto Adige/Südtirol, in E. Happacher/R. Toniatti (eds.), Gli ordinamenti dell’Euregio. Una comparazione, FrancoAngeli (Milano), 2018, 158-175
  • L’equilibrio dell’ecosistema. Una discussione sincera sulla genitorialità per tutelare davvero il minore, in S. Niccolai/E. Olivito (eds.), Maternità, filiazione e genitorialità. I nodi della maternità surrogata, Jovene (Napoli), 2017, 173-187
  • The Right to Know One's Origins as a Common Standard: Abstract, in V. Stühlinger/M. Flatscher-Thöni/M. Frischhut/M. Ganner/C. Voithofer/G. Werner-Felmayer (eds.), Healthcare in Europe – A Safe Haven? "Standard of care" from a multidisciplinary perspective, innsbruck university press (Innsbruck), 2016, 61

 Journal Articles

  • Sexting mit Minderjährigen – Jüngste Entwicklungen in der höchstgerichtlichen Rechtsprechung Italiens, in Zeitschrift für die gesamte Strafrechtswissenschaft, 3/2022, 852-876 (link)
  • L’introduzione giurisprudenziale di una clausola di non punibilità per la “pornografia minorile domestica”: pensieri critici, Sistema penale, 15 April 2022 (link)
  • Children’s rights in constitution: A European perspective, Diritto pubblico comparato europeo, 1/2022, 19-52
  • Sexting minorile: le Sezioni unite chiamate ad esprimersi sul materiale pedopornografico prodotto col consenso del minore (600-ter c.p.), Sistema penale, 29 September 2021 (link)
  • Nuove vie costituzionali (comparate) per promuovere i diritti dei minori nella disciplina delle nuove tecnologie, Rivista del Gruppo di Pisa, 2/2021, issue no. 3, 229-241 (link)
  • Cessione di immagini pedopornografiche autoprodotte ('selfie'): la Cassazione rivede la propria lettura dell’art. 600-ter c.p., Sistema penale, 4 December 2020 (link)
  • «Send nudes». Il trattamento penalistico del sexting in considerazione dei diritti fondamentali del minore d’età, Rivista trimestrale di diritto penale contemporaneo 2/2019, 9-32 (link)
  • Combating Discrimination: Internet Literacy to Strengthen Children’s Rights in the Digital Environment, Revista Publicum 2/2019, 106-128 (link)
  • Le definizioni alternative del procedimento penale in Austria. Introduzione alla disciplina dell’archiviazione per tenuità e della diversione, archiviopenale.it, 2019 (link)
  • La nuova legge tedesca sulla conoscenza delle origini nella fecondazione eterologa, Diritto e salute 1/2019, 62-88 (link)
  • Children's Participation Online – A Dialogue Between Educational Sciences and Law is Urgently Needed (2018), merzWissenschaft – Zeitschrift für Medienpädagogik, special issue 2018, 41-52
  • "The best interests of the parents". La maternità surrogata in Europa tra interessi del bambino, Corti supreme e silenzio dei legislatori, Biolaw Journal – Rivista di Biodiritto 1/2017, 109-134 (link)
  • La responsabilità penale del medico: un confronto fra ordinamento giuridico italiano, austriaco e tedesco (with Camilla Chini), Il foro trentino 6/2017, 5-7 (link)
  • Die strafrechtliche Haftung des Arztes: Ein Vergleich zwischen Italien, Österreich und Deutschland (with Camilla Chini), Il foro trentino 6/2017, 8-11 (link)
  • Il diritto a conoscere le proprie origini nella fecondazione eterologa: il caso italiano e l'esperienza estera, Biolaw Journal – Rivista di Biodiritto 1/2016, 211-239 (link)

Commissioned Research

  • Actus Reus Elements of an Ecocide Crime, Working Group on Actus Reus of the Project team set up by the Council of the European Law Institute concerning a project on Ecocide, 2022
  • Mens Rea Elements of an Ecocide Crime, Working Group on Mens Rea of the Project team set up by the Council of the European Law Institute concerning a project on Ecocide, 2022
  • Chapter The EU guidelines in the EU Legal framework“ for the Guidelines on the promotion of compliance with International Humanitarian Law and the situation of Children in Armed Conflict, 2021-2022
  • Chapter „Different age categories and needs in the macro-category of children“ for the Guidelines on the promotion of compliance with International Humanitarian Law and the situation of Children in Armed Conflict, 2021-2022
  • Chapter „Needed coordination between the two EU guidelines“ for the Guidelines on the promotion of compliance with International Humanitarian Law and the situation of Children in Armed Conflict, 2021-2022
  • Report "Distinct approach towards young adults in the justice system: Austria" for K. Zeijlmans, T. Sipma, A.M. van der Laan (Ministry of Justice and Security of the Netherlands), "Distinct approach of young adults in the (juvenile) criminal justice system. An international comparison/De aparte bejegening van jongvolwassen daders in het (jeugd)strafrecht. Een internationale vergelijking", Den Haag 2019 (link)

Opinion Pieces

  • Archie, Alfie e l’interesse del minore, salto.bz, 7 August 2022 (link)
  • Un giudice politico?, salto.bz, 22 March 2022 (link)
  • La UE vieta il Natale?, salto.bz, 22 December 2021 (link)
  • Sexting minorile, la Cassazione apre, salto.bz, 6 November 2021 (link)
  • DDL Zan: una chance per Stato e Chiesa, Il Segno, No. 8, September 2021, 10-11 (with Mattia Vicentini)
  • DDL Zan: un'occasione per Stato e Chiesa, vinonuovo.it, 19 July 2021 (link) (with Mattia Vicentini)
  • DDL Zan: un'occasione per Stato e Chiesa, salto.bz, 15 July 2021 (link) (with Mattia Vicentini)
  • Tecnologia e minori: l'ONU si esprime, salto.bz, 30 June 2021 (link)
  • "Sulla rete posso essere me stessa", salto.bz, 29 June 2021 (link)
  • Violenza sulle donne, la Turchia lascia, salto.bz, 26 March 2021 (link)
  • Omotransfobia... e non solo. Il Parlamento studia l’ampliamento dei reati contro l’uguaglianza, salto.bz, 11 February 2021 (link)
  • Tollerare chi non tollera? La normativa italiana di contrasto alla discriminazione per motivi razziali, etnici, nazionali o religiosi, salto.bz, 6 February 2021 (link)
  • La piramide dell'odio. Perché è fondamentale rendere visibili i reati generati dall'odio, salto.bz, 27 January 2021 (link)
  • "Traditori della patria"? Parliamone. Dopo il video dell’ex comandante degli Schützen è necessaria una seria discussione, salto.bz, 20 January 2021 (link)
  • Die heterologe Befruchtung: Erlaubt, verboten, wieder erlaubt; Darf man wissen, wer die eigenen (genetischen) Eltern sind?, Katholisches Sonntagsblatt der Diözese Bozen-Brixen, 25/2016, 19 June 2016
  • Around 400 articles on different magazines, since 2010

Translations

  • K. Schwaighofer, L’autoresponsabilità quale causa di esclusione della responsabilità penale in Austria, in M. Ronco/M. Helfer (eds.), Diritto penale e autoresponsabilità. Tra paternalismo e protezione dei soggetti vulnerabili, Nomos/Giappichelli (Baden-Baden/Torino), 2020, 79-98
  • C. Prittwitz, Selbstschuld? Questioni riguardanti cause e limiti della responsabilità della vittima nell’ambito di un diritto penale alla ricerca della Fremdschuld, in M. Ronco/M. Helfer (eds.), Diritto penale e autoresponsabilità. Tra paternalismo e protezione dei soggetti vulnerabili, Nomos/Giappichelli (Baden-Baden/Torino), 2020, 45-60 (review of the translation by A. Teutsch)
  • M. Bertel, Il sistema politico. Tirolo, in E. Happacher/R. Toniatti (eds.), Gli ordinamenti dell’Euregio. Una comparazione, FrancoAngeli (Milano), 2018, 29-50
  • M. Bertel, La presenza nell’UE e i rapporti internazionali. Tirolo, in E. Happacher/R. Toniatti (eds.), Gli ordinamenti dell’Euregio. Una comparazione, FrancoAngeli (Milano), 2018, 107-117
  • M. Bertel, La giurisdizione come funzione dello Stato. Tirolo, in E. Happacher/R. Toniatti (eds.), Gli ordinamenti dell’Euregio. Una comparazione, FrancoAngeli (Milano), 2018, 149-157
  • M. Bertel, Il governo locale. Tirolo, in E. Happacher/R. Toniatti (eds.), Gli ordinamenti dell’Euregio. Una comparazione, FrancoAngeli (Milano), 2018, 197-207
  • M. Bertel, Il governo dell’economia. Tirolo, in E. Happacher/R. Toniatti (eds.), Gli ordinamenti dell’Euregio. Una comparazione, FrancoAngeli (Milano), 2018, 247-258
  • M. Bertel, Le politiche della conoscenza: scuola, università, ricerca scientifica. Tirolo, in E. Happacher/R. Toniatti (eds.), Gli ordinamenti dell’Euregio. Una comparazione, FrancoAngeli (Milano), 2018, 299-310
  • M. Bertel, Le politiche sociali. Tirolo, in E. Happacher/R. Toniatti (eds.), Gli ordinamenti dell’Euregio. Una comparazione, FrancoAngeli (Milano), 2018, 359-371
  • K. Rainer, Euregio Tirol-Südtirol/Alto Adige-Trentino: il ruolo della Pubblica amministrazione, in E. Happacher/R. Toniatti (eds.), Gli ordinamenti dell’Euregio. Una comparazione, FrancoAngeli (Milano), 2018, 437-456
  • Kindgerechte Justiz – Checkliste für Fachkräfte, EU Agency for Fundamental Rights, Publications Office of the European Union (Luxembourg), 2018 (with K. Heymann)
  • K. Günther, (Bedrohte) individuelle Freiheiten im aufgeklärten Strafrecht – Welche Freiheiten? — Le – minacciate – libertà individuali nel diritto penale illuministico – Quali libertà?, in G. Cocco (ed.), Trattato breve di diritto penale – Per un manifesto del neoilluminismo penale, Cedam (Padova), 2016, 37-49
  • C. Prittwitz, Freiheitsgarantien durch Strafrechtsbegrenzung oder durch Strafrecht? – Garanzie di libertà tramite una riduzione dell'intervento penale o tramite il diritto penale?, in G. Cocco (ed.), Trattato breve di diritto penale – Per un manifesto del neoilluminismo penale, Cedam (Padova), 2016, 50-61
  • U. Neumann, Tendenzen zur Remoralisierung des Strafrechts im "aufgeklärten" Präventionsstrafrecht – Tendenze di una rimoralizzazione del diritto penale in un diritto penale preventivo "illuministico", in G. Cocco (ed.), Trattato breve di diritto penale – Per un manifesto del neoilluminismo penale, Cedam (Padova), 2016, 165-174
  • W. Rampl, Ein Haus voll Glorie schauet – Dimore della gloria divina, Südtirol/Alto Adige 3, Walter Rampl, Axams, 2019
  • W. Rampl, Ein Haus voll Glorie schauet – Dimore della gloria divina, Südtirol/Alto Adige 2, Walter Rampl, Axams, 2015
  • W. Rampl, Ein Haus voll Glorie schauet – Dimore della gloria divina, Südtirol/Alto Adige 1, Walter Rampl, Axams, 2012
  • J. Raich, Einbindung von KMU als Subunternehmen bei öffentlichen Aufträgen in Südtirol, Tirol und Bayern – Il coinvolgimento delle P.M.I. quali subappaltatrici degli appalti pubblici: un confronto tra Alto Adige, Tirolo e Baviera, 2016
  • M. Haller, Die Aufteilung von öffentlichen Aufträgen in Lose in Südtirol, Tirol und Bayern – La suddivisione in lotti degli appalti pubblici in Alto Adige, Tirolo e Baviera, 2015 

Relevant Cooperation in Following Publications of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA)

  • Age assessment and fingerprinting of children in asylum procedures – Minimum age requirements concerning children’s rights in the EU, Publications Office of the European Union (Luxembourg), 2018
  • Children’s rights and justice – Minimum age requirements in the EU, Publications Office of the European Union (Luxembourg), 2018
  • Mapping minimum age requirements: Children's rights and justice, online publication (fra.europa.eu), 2018
  • Mapping minimum age requirements concerning the rights of the child in the EU, online publication (fra.europa.eu), 2017-2018
  • Fundamental Rights Report 2018, Publications Office of the European Union (Luxembourg), 2018

Recent Presentations

  • Fundamental Rights Adjudication by European Supranational Courts in Digital Media Cases. Concluding Remarks, International Seminar "Digital Media Governance and Supranational Courts", European University Institute, Fiesole (Italy), 4 November 2022
  • Risk management and self-responsibility when practising mountain sports in the Alps, with F. Carnelli and S. Schwitzer, Conference “Graubünden forscht 2022”, Davos (Switzerland), 21 September 2022
  • Reporting Channels for Sensitive Data: Lessons from Italy, International Conference "Current Challenges of GDPR Application. Private Enforcement and Beyond", University of Wrocław (Poland), 10 June 2022
  • The 1989 Convention on the rights of the child, Advanced Training Course "International criminal jurisdiction involving children in armed conflict. Procedural and deontological profiles concerning the role of lawyers", online, 9 June 2022
All Presentations 
  • Fundamental Rights Adjudication by European Supranational Courts in Digital Media Cases. Concluding Remarks, International Seminar "Digital Media Governance and Supranational Courts", European University Institute, Fiesole (Italy), 4 November 2022
  • Risk management and self-responsibility when practising mountain sports in the Alps, with F. Carnelli and S. Schwitzer, Conference “Graubünden forscht 2022”, Davos (Switzerland), 21 September 2022
  • Discussant, International Conference "Criminalising Intimate Image Abuse", Bolzano/Bozen (Italy), 23 June 2022
  • Reporting Channels for Sensitive Data: Lessons from Italy, International Conference "Current Challenges of GDPR Application. Private Enforcement and Beyond", University of Wrocław (Poland), 10 June 2022
  • The 1989 Convention on the rights of the child, Advanced Training Course "International criminal jurisdiction involving children in armed conflict. Procedural and deontological profiles concerning the role of lawyers", online, 9 June 2022
  • Protection of children: International and regional legal and policy framework, International Intensive Course on "Building competencies and awareness on the international protection of children, particularly girls, affected by armed conflict", online, 5 October 2021
  • Sexting minorile e rilevanza penalistica comparata del diritto internazionale, Giornate di studi penalistici, Garda, 15 September 2021
  • Reflections on recent case law developments, Workshop on case law on criminal liability in the mountain, Universität Innsbruck, 11 June 2021
  • Including specific child rights in Constitution to empower children in the Cyber Space (and Beyond)? A European Perspective, Seminar of the scholars' association "Gruppo di Pisa" on "Diritto e nuove tecnologie: tra comparazione e interdisciplinarietà", online, 26 March 2021
  • Speaker in the first panel of the International Conference "Giving hopes to girl children in armed conflict. A joint commitment from the academic community", organised by the Universities Network for Children in Armed Conflicts and co-promoted by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, online, 16 November 2020
  • The discriminatory and egalitarian potential of internet literacy for children’s online participation, International Symposium “Future Visions for a Democratic Internet: Actors, Norms, Institutions”, University College Dublin, Dublin, 27 June 2019
  • Contribution to the closing round table of the Joint Lectures in Criminal Law 2019 (Universities of Innsbruck, Bolzano/Bozen and Trento), Innsbruck (Austria) 20 May 2019
  • ‘Send nudes’. Il sexting: un fenomeno ai limiti della libertà del minore, Seminar für DissertantInnen, Università di Pavia-Universität Innsbruck, Pavia (Italy), 15-16 May 2019
  • Mediazione penale e definizioni alternative del procedimento penale nel sistema austriaco, Conference “Conciliazione, mediazione e deflazione nel procedimento davanti al giudice di pace. Esperienze euroregionali”, Università di Trento, Trento (Italy), 10 May 2019
  • Children's Participation Online – A Dialogue Between Educational Sciences and Law is Urgently Needed, International Conference on Computer, Privacy and Data Protection (CPDP), Brussels, 30 January–1 February 2019
  • I minori quali autori di reato nella sfera digitale: alcune domande, IX Corso di formazione interdottorale di diritto e procedura penale “Giuliano Vassalli” su “Nuove frontiere tecnologiche e sistema penale: Sicurezza informatica, strumenti di repressione e tecniche di prevenzione”, International Institute for Criminal Justice and Human Rights, Siracusa (Italy), 29 November–1 December 2018
  • Hearing children in asylum procedures. Migrant children as rights holders: theory and reality, International Conference “Safeguarding children’s rights in immigration law”, Institute of Immigration Law and Department of Child Law, School of Law, Universiteit Leiden (Netherlands), 22–23 November 2018
  • Filiazione 2.0 – minore 2.0? L'interesse del nato nella maternità surrogata, Seminar für DissertantInnen, Università di Pavia-Universität Innsbruck, Pavia (Italy), 17-18 May 2017
  • L'equilibrio dell'ecosistema. Uno sguardo integrato agli interessi del minore, Round table “Maternità, filiazione e genitorialità tra Italia ed Europa. Il divieto di discriminazioni dice tutto quel che c'è da dire?”, Università La Sapienza, Rome, 19 May 2017
  • The Right to Know One's Origins as a Common Standard”, International Conference “Healthcare in Europe – A Safe Haven? 'Standard of care' from a multidisciplinary perspective”, European Association of Health Law et al., Innsbruck (Austria), 26–27 September 2016

Transfer-Oriented Presentations 

  • Television interview, "Sexting": Rechtslage in Ländern unterschiedlich, ORF Südtirol heute, 23 June 2022
  • Women’s rights in international law - حقوق المرأة في القانون الدولي, Roundtable on the fundamental rights of women in the framework, Università degli studi di Perugia/Society for Protecting Family Victims Violence, online (Innsbruck; Perugia, Italy; Amman, Jordan), 2 September 2021
  • Discussione del c.d. caso Cappato – DJ Fabo (suicidio assistito), ELSA What’s up, European Law Students’ Association – Section for Italian Affairs, Innsbruck (Austria), 27 November 2018
  • Bambini migranti: sfide per la dignità tra pratica e diritto, Tagung “Migrazioni e dignità umana: falsi miti e strategie d’intervento. Migrationen und Menschenwürde: Mythen und Lösungsansätze”, Dialoghi Merano/Dialoge Meran, Euregio Platform on Human Dignity and Human Rights, Meran/o (Italy), 27 October 2017

Organisation of scientific conferences 

  • International Intensive Course on "Building competencies and awareness on the international protection of children, particularly girls, affected by armed conflict", online,  4-19 October 2021
  • Naturgefahren, Risikowahrnehmung und strafrechtliche Haftungsfragen am Berg | Pericoli naturali, percezione del rischio e profili di responsabilità penale in montagna, Bolzano/Bozen, 17-18 March 2022
  • Strafrecht und Eigenverantwortung: zwischen Paternalismus und Schutzwürdigkeit | Diritto penale e autoresponsabilità: tra paternalismo e protezione dei soggetti vulnerabili, Innsbruck, 17-18 January 2019

Teaching

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