PhD in International Human Rights Law (Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, Italy, 2010)
Master of Arts in Human Rights and Conflict Management (Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, Italy, 2005)
Laurea in Giurisprudenza (Master of Laws, 5 years) (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Naples, Italy, 2003)
Significant Professional Experience
- September 2019 to present: Rector, Riga Graduat School of Law
- September 2018 to August 2019: King’s College, Dickson Poon School of Law, London, UK. Visiting professor in International Dispute Resolution.
- September 2018 to August 2019: University of Leuven, Brussels, Belgium. Visiting professor in transitional justice and political crimes at the Faculty of Law of the University of Leuven.
- Since 2016: Research associate at the Research Line on Human Rights and Transitional Justice, Leuven Institute of Criminology, Faculty of Law.
- 2017 to 2019: University of Kent, Brussels School of International Studies, Brussels, Belgium. Visiting lecturer in public international law, international diplomatic law and international criminal law.
- October 2015 to March 2016: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Regional Representation for Western Europe, Brussels, Belgium. Researcher responsible for a study on the implementation of the Dublin III Regulation in EU Member States (internationally recruited).
- September 2013 to July 2015: European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratization, (EIUC) Venice, Italy. Director, European Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation (E.MA).
- January 2011 to June 2013: Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg, Germany. Senior researcher, member of the global knowledge transfer initiative and coordinator of the International Max Planck Research School on Retaliation, Mediation and Punishment.
- 2003 to 2011: Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Naples, Italy. Adjunct Professor in history of law and history of Justice, Chair of Professor Giorgina Alessi, Department of Legal History.
- October to December 2010: International Criminal Court, The Hague, Netherlands. Visiting Professional, Victims Participation and Reparation Section, Registry.
- January 2006 to March 2010. Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, Italy. Doctoral researcher.
- 2003 to 2008: Law firm Vitucci, Naples, Italy. Lawyer affiliated with the “Vitucci” law firm in Naples.
- Currently working towards the completion of a monograph addressing the intricacy of legal issues surrounding the restitution of the property confiscated in East Germany both under the Soviet occupation and the rule of the German Democratic Republic after the German reunification.
- “Beyond Genocide: Transitional Justice and Gacaca Courts in Rwanda. The Search for Truth Justice and Reconciliation”, Springer-Asser Press, The Hague, 2018.
- “The Unresolved Issue of Property Restitution after the German Reunification. A Human Rights-based Analysis”, under work.
Articles in international peer review journals
- “Common European Asylum System”, in: Wolfrum, R. (ed.): Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2019.
- “Human Rights and Transitional Justice in the Libyan Constitutional Transition”, Diritti Umani e Diritto Internazionale, (under review).
- “The ICC as a transitional justice actor: New space for victims?”, in Diritti Umani e Diritto Internazionale, Special Issue on Transitional Justice, Gabriella Citroni (ed.), Il Mulino, Bologna, 2017.
- “Alternatives to Detention in France: much ado about law, little about criminology” with Martine Herzog-Evans, Delphine Boesel and Stephan Parmentier, Criminology, Victimology and Security Review, Vol. X, N. 3, 2016.
- “Justice for Darfur: the ICC and domestic justice initiatives eleven years after the UN Security Council Referral”, International Criminal Law Review, Brill, Leiden, 2016.
- “Restorative Justice”, in: Wolfrum, R. (ed.): Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2016.
- “1994-2014: The Rwandan Genocide in the Rear-View Mirror”, in Afriche e Orienti, AIEP Publisher, San Marino, 2015.
- “Lois Mémorielles in Post-Genocide Societies: Rwandan Law on Genocide Ideology under International Human Rights Law Scrutiny”, in Leiden Journal of International Law, Cambridge University Press 2014.
- “Decolonization”, (British Territories), in: Wolfrum, R. (ed.): Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2014.
- “War Reparations”, (with Julian Wyatt), in: Wolfrum, R. (ed.): Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2014.
- “Lubanga Case”, in: Wolfrum, R. (ed.): Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2014.
- “Frontex”, in: Wolfrum, R. (ed.): Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law. Oxford University Press, Oxford, (forthcoming).
- “The EU Dublin III Regulation under Human Rights Scrutiny. Nonsense upon Stilts?”, (under work).
Chapters in edited volumes
- “Writing History through Criminal Law: State Sponsored Memory in Rwanda”, in The Palgrave Handbook of State Sponsored History, Berber Bevernage and Nico Wouters, (eds.), Palgrave Macmillan, London, 2018, (peer review).
- “To repair the irreparable: Post-genocide justice, legal pluralism and rule of law”, in Genocidio: declinazioni e risposte di inizio secolo, Lauso Zagato (ed.), Giappichelli, Torino, Italy, 2018.
- “The International Criminal Court Reparation System: Punishment, Retaliation, Restoration”, in Retaliation, Toward an Interdisciplinary Understanding of a Basic Human Condition, Bertrand Turner and Günter Schlee (eds.), Berghahn Books, Oxford-New York, 2017 (peer review).
- “Punishing mass atrocities: penological developments in the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide”, in Transitional Criminal Justice in Post-Dictatorial and Post-Conflict Societies, Agata Fijalkowski and Raluca Lucescu (eds.), Intersentia, Cambridge-Antwerp-Portland, 2015 (peer review).
- “EU experience in respect of the UPR process”, in Universal Periodic Review–From Recommendations to Implementation, Global Campus of Human Rights Research Programmes 2013-2014, EIUC, 2015 (online, available at https://www.eiuc.org/education/global-campus-regional-masters/joint-publications.html).
- “Una truth commission senza verità? L’Instance Equité et Réconciliation nella transizione marocchina”, in Il Lato oscuro dei diritti umani. Esigenze emancipatorie e logiche di dominio nella tutela giuridica dell’individuo, Massimo Meccarelli, Paolo Palchetti, Carlo Sotis (eds.), Universidad Carlos III de Madrid University Press, 2014 (peer review).
- “Towards a Penology of International Crimes? A Reflection on the Punishment of Mass Atrocities”, in Reframing Punishment: Reflections of Culture, Literature and Moral, Bhavana Mahajan and Raja Bagga (eds.), Interdisciplinary Press, Oxford, UK, 2013 (peer review).
- “When Hurbinek Survives. Transitional Justice and Children’s Rights: Lessons Learnt from Rwanda”, in Re-member.Rehabilitation, Reintegration and Reconciliation of War-Affected Children, Ilse Derluyn, Cindy Mels, Stephan Parmentier and Wouter Vandenhole (eds.), Intersentia, Cambridge-Antwerp-Portland, 2012 (peer review).
- “Cosa resta di Auschwitz? Il genocidio ruandese e il superamento del passato attraverso il diritto”, in Riparare, Risarcire, Ricordare. Un dialogo tra storici e giuristi, Giorgio Resta and Vincenzo Zeno-Zencovich, (eds.), Editoriale Scientifica, Napoli, 2012, (peer review).
- “Voices from the Field: Empirical data on reconciliation in post-war Bosnia and their relevance for Africa”, with Professor Stephan Parmentier, K.U. Leuven, in Victimological Approaches to International Crimes: Africa, R. Letschert, R. Haveman, A. de Brouwer, and A. Pemberton (eds.), Intersentia, Cambridge-Antwerp-Portland, 2011 (peer review).
- “Procesos de reconciliaciòn y derechos humanos: analisis comparado”, in Politicas de reconciliaciòn en Guatemala entre pasado y futuro, Andrea de Guttry and Jorge Aragon (eds.), Sepaz, Guatemala City, 2009 (peer review).
Reports for international organizations and NGOs
- “Left in a Limbo: UNHCR's Study on the Implementation of the Dublin III Regulation”, co-author of the study on the implementation of the Dublin III Regulation throughout EU member states, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees at http://www.refworld.org/docid/59d5dcb64.html (2017).
- “Alternatives to imprisonment in Europe: increasing understanding and promoting implementation, Guidelines”, co-author of the Guidelines developed within the programme “Reducing Prison Population: advanced tools of justice in Europe” with the financial support of the European Commission, Directorate General for Justice, available at http://www.reducingprison.eu/downloads/files/GUIDELINES.pdf (2016).
- “Alternatives to detention in Europe: promising practices and tools, training package” co-author of the training package developed within the programme “Reducing Prison Population: advanced tools of justice in Europe” with the financial support of the European Commission, Directorate General for Justice, available at http://www.reducingprison.eu/downloads/files/TRAINING_PACKAGE.pdf (2016).
- “Constitutional Adoption and Transition Options for South Sudan”, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg, Germany, 2011 (with the Sudan Team).
- “Horizontal Decentralization”, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg, Germany, 2011 (with the Sudan Team).