“Thanks for everything Professor!” Is the message so many address to him, including those who have loved and respected him, those who learnt, grew, evolved or freed themselves by following the compass of Stefano Rodotà’s thought.
Rodotà passed away in Rome on June 23rd at the age of 84, but he had never ceased to walk hand in hand with the latest generations.
But there is a group that perhaps the jurist and constitutional expert would have been particularly pleased with. They are the “lads of Cinema America in Rome”, which publicly thank him “for patiently and kindly listening, over the course of his life, to us and to all young people who have mobilized to defend and improve our society. His advice has been among the most discreet and precious.”
The highest state and political leaders, across the political spectrum, expressed “deep sorrow” at the death of the civil law professor.
President Sergio Mattarella recalls “the high moral qualities and commitment of this distinguished jurist, university professor, passionate and prestigious congressman and strict guarantor of Privacy. His long civil activism at the service of the community has always been marked by the affirmation of the promotion of rights and protection of the weakest.”