Friday, September 14, 2007

Comparative analsys of biobanking policies

A paper presenting a comparative analysis of biobanking policies (co-authored with N. Biller-Andorno, B. Elger, A. Mauron and A. Capron) has been made available on the website for the institution that funded the research.

Thursday, June 07, 2007

The murder of Roberto Calvi

I wrote previously about Roberto Calvi, an Italian banker known for his involvement in the financial scandal and collapse of the Banco Ambrosiano, for his enlisting in the secret and illegal Masonic lodge known as Propaganda-2 (P2), and for his mysterious 1982 suicide.

On June 6, an Italian court acquitted five defendants who had been tried for Calvi's murder: Mr. Pippo Calò (often referred to as Mafia's 'cashier'), Mr. Flavio Carboni (a businessman), Ms. Manuela Kleinszig (Carboni's fiancee), Mr. Ernesto Diotallevi (Caliv's driver and then a member of the Banda della Magliana, a criminal organization based in Rome), and Mr. Francesco Di Carlo (also affiliated with the Mafia).

As report by Townhall.com:

Prosecutors believe Calvi was laundering money for the Mafia. They alleged Calo ordered the murder because mob bosses thought the banker had appropriated some of the money and were afraid he would talk in the wake of a scandal that overwhelmed his bank.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Bondholder litigation against Argentina

I recently published a short update on the bondholder litigation against Argentina pending before Judge Thomas Griesa in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Here is the link.

Friday, April 06, 2007

Encyclopedia entries on Italian criminal law

I published two encyclopedia entries on Italian criminal law.
The first is about Roberto Calvi, an Italian banker known for his involvement in the financial scandal and collapse of the Banco Ambrosiano, for his enlisting in the secret and illegal Masonic lodge known as Propaganda-2 (P2), and for his mysterious 1982 suicide.
The second is about the Seveso Dioxin Disaster that took place in 1976 near Milan and that became an important public health matter an early example of toxic tort litigation in Italy.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

The Role of International Stakeholders in Genomics and Public Health

My paper on the role of international stakeholders in genomics and public health has been published. The paper appears as book chapter in Genomics and Public Health: Legal and Socio-Ethical Perspectives (Bartha M. Knoppers, ed., Bril 2006): pp.221-237.