Raffaele Sabato is a Justice at the Italian Supreme Court of Cassation. He was appointed as a judge in 1991. He also published and lectured widely on issues in civil, international and EU law, procedural law, mediation and judicial ethics. As an expert of the Council of Europe, he has taken part in initiatives aimed at promoting reforms in legal systems. Sabato has also served as member of the Consultative Council of European Judges since its start in 2000, having been its Chair for two years. He has been a member of the ELI Council and Executive since 2014 and 2017 respectively.

Sabato is no longer an active member of the Executive Committee beginning 6 May 2019 as he took office at the European Court of Human Rights.