Salvatore Mancuso was born in Palermo (Italy) on 26 October 1963. He got his Bachelor of Law at the University of Palermo (Italy) and has obtained its Ph.D. in Comparative Law at the University of Trieste (Italy) with specialization on African law. He is Professor of Comparative Law at the University of Macau, and Honorary Professor of African Law at the Centre for African Laws and Society of Xiangtan University (P.R. of China).
He has been Adjunct Professor at the University of Trieste, Visiting Professor at the Universities of Limoges and Réunion, and has given lectures at the Universities of Trento, Salerno and Palermo (Italy), Asmara (Eritrea), Ghana – Legon in Accra (Ghana), Mauritius, Eduardo Mondlane in Maputo (Mozambique), Instituto Superior de Ciências Jurídicas e Sociais (Cape Verde), National Taipei University in Taiwan and East China University of Political Sciences and law in Shanghai (P.R. of China).
He has published and edited some books and several articles on Comparative and African Law. He is a member of the International Academy of Comparative Law, and of the Editorial Board of the Italian Environmental Law Review (Rivista Giuridica dell’Ambiente) and of the Law Journals Revue congolaise de droit et des affaires, and Revue de droit uniforme africain.
He is also a lawyer, admitted to the Italian Bar.