Judge Cuno Jakob TARFUSSER (Italy)

Judge Cuno TARFUSSERJudge as of 11 March 2009, for a term of nine years. Second Vice-President of the Court as of 11 March 2012 for a term of three years. Assigned to the Pre-Trial Division. Elected from the Western European and Others Group of States (WEOG), list A.

Judge Tarfusser (1954) has served the Public Prosecution Office of the Bolzano District Court, Italy, as Deputy Public Prosecutor for a period of sixteen years and then as Chief Public Prosecutor for a further eight years. Under his guidance the working practices of the Office were radically restructured, the organisational model of which is now considered as the standard for the entire justice administration system throughout Italy. Furthermore, Judge Tarfusser’s involvement as Public Prosecutor includes a number of investigations and trials encompassing crimes against individuals; crimes against the state, including terrorism; crimes against public administration such as extortion and corruption; trafficking; smuggling and European Union fraud; and organised crime such as money laundering. During his career he has lectured at a number of law faculties within Italy and has been appointed to a number of rogatory commissions in Europe, Belarus and the Dominican Republic.