Angelo Buscema

Angelo Buscema was born in Rome on 9 February 1952. He is married and has two children.

Judge Buscema was elected to the Constitutional Court by the Court of Auditors on 12 July 2020. He was sworn in by the President of the Republic on 15 September 2020 and, from that day on, has carried out the functions of a Constitutional Judge in the highest interests of the nation.

On 2 June 2018, he was awarded the title of Cavaliere di Gran Croce by the President of the Italian Republic.

Judge Buscema took his degree in law from the Università degli Studi of Perugia and has been admitted to practice law since 1978.

In 1981 he was selected for a judicial appointment to the Court of Auditors by means of a public competition. There he became Division President in 2011 and served as President of the Institute from 2017 until his election to the Constitutional Court.

As a member of the judiciary of finance, he carried out important roles having to do with both the Court’s judicial and its auditing functions. From 2014 to 2017, he held the position of President of Coordination Among Divisions Joined for Auditing Purposes. In this role he organized, among other things, the drafting of the report on the public finances and the activities done in preparation for parliamentary hearings, the report on the cost of labor in 2016 and the report on the university system in 2017.

For many years he oversaw the approval process of the general budget of the state, and proposed methods for analyzing assets that were later adopted and continue to be used today.

In 2016 he was appointed by the President of the Court of Auditors to serve as Rapporteur for the Joint Divisions of the Court of Auditors overseeing the legislative decree draft on the Code for Accounting Justice, intended to reorganize and redefine the procedures for all matters before the Court of Auditors, after its more than hundred year history.

In his professional life, Judge Buscema has held many important roles. He served as President of the Judicial Division for Veneto and as Judge Director of the Secretariat of the Presidency Council, the Court of Auditors’ self-governing body.

From 2005 to 2011, he was Judge Supervisor of the Automated Information Systems of the Court of Auditors, in charge of organizing data programs for the judicial and auditing activities for the Court, monitoring the formation of high-profile contracts, and charting the course for the development of information and telecommunications services.

Judge Buscema also served as Judge Representative, pursuant to Article 12 of Law No. 259/1958, to a variety of important entities. These include the Ente Nazionale per l’Assistenza al Volo (ENAY), the Italian Space Agency, the Italian Red Cross, and the Deposits and Loans Fund.

In 2009 he was appointed President of the Association of Judges of the Court of Auditors, a position he held until 2012.

Alongside his institutional and judicial activities, Judge Buscema has also taught in the fields of accounting and the organization of the public administration at the Scuola Superiore della Pubblica Amministrazione, the Scuola Superiore dell’Economia e della Finanza, the Seconda Università degli Studi of Naples, and the Università degli Studi of Cassino.

Judge Buscema’s scholarly work has been chiefly dedicated to the fields of public accounting and administrative law. He has been particularly committed to spreading knowledge of accounting among young people, including through his participation in and support of the Educare alla Legalità project.

He is the author of numerous books and chapters in the fields of accounting and administrative law, the most notable of which include: “Patrimonio dello Stato e degli Enti Pubblici” in: Digesto IV Edizione, vol. XI Pubblicistico, UTET, Turin, 1996; Contabilità degli Enti Locali, Province, Comuni, Camere di Commercio, Altri Enti Locali, Giuffrè, Milan, 1998; Patrimonio Pubblico, Giuffrè, Milan, 1999; I Servizi Economali Pubblici: Origini, Evoluzione, Strumenti di Gestione e di Garanzia, Maggioli, 2002; “Il ‘giusto processo’ nel giudizio contabile,” Rivista bimestrale Il Giusto Processo n. 2 del 2002; La Privatizzazione delle Strutture Pubbliche, Maggioli, Rimini, 2004; Contabilità dello Stato e degli Enti Pubblici, 4th ed., Giuffrè, Milan, 2005; I Servizi Economali Pubblici: con particolare riferimento agli enti locali, 2nd ed., Maggioli, Santarcangelo di Romagna, 2007; Contratti della Pubblica Amministrazione, Cedam, Padua, 2008.

He is the author of over 50 articles and essays published in scholarly journals.