Ginevra Le Moli
Assistant Professor of Public International Law
Ginevra Le Moli is Assistant Professor of Public International Law at the Institute of Public Law and the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies at Leiden University. Starting in September 2020, she will be based at the University of Geneva and the University of Cambridge conducting a research project supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) on “Who owns natural resources?”.
Ginevra Le Moli holds a Ph.D. in Public International Law (summa cum laude) from the Graduate Institute of International Law and Development Studies (IHEID), Geneva. She also holds an LL.B. and a Masters in Law (cum laude) from the University of Roma Tre, an LL.M. in International Law from the Graduate Institute (cum laude) and a Diploma in International Law from the LSE (UK).
She was previously a Visiting Fellow at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, Cambridge (01-09/2019) and a Legal Consultant with the UN OHCHR (2015-2018). Between 2016 and 2018, she took part in UN investigation teams for Syria and Yemen, with several field missions in Damascus, Idlib, Aleppo, Homs (Syria) and Sanaʽa and Taiz (Yemen). Previously, she was a Legal Adviser for NGOs (2013-2014) and a Junior Associate in the Litigation and Arbitration Department of the law firm Bonelli Erede, in Rome (2011-2012).
Research Areas and Interests
Ginevra’s publications focus generally on the protection of vulnerable persons in international law, including criminal law, human rights, humanitarian law, migration law, environmental law and health law. Her book Human Dignity in International Law is on contract with Cambridge University Press, forthcoming in 2021 in the series ASIL Studies in International Legal Theory.
Her main current project concerns the prosecution of unlawful appropriation of natural resources. Starting in September 2020, she will be based at the University of Geneva and the University of Cambridge conducting a research project supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) on “Who owns natural resources?”.
She is also the guest editor of a special issue of the Journal of International Criminal Justice (Oxford University Press) on “Torture by Non-State Actors”, forthcoming in early 2021, with contributions from D. Akande, A. Clapham, P. Gaeta, R. O’Keefe, E. Pottle and S. Powles.
In addition, she is working on the security aspects of global pandemics in the context of the first Oxford Commentary of the International Health Regulations, co-edited with G.-L. Burci and J.E. Viñuales for Oxford University Press.
At Leiden, Ginevra teaches in the undergraduate and graduate (LL.M.) programmes courses and seminars on public international law, criminal law, humanitarian law and human rights. She is the convenor of an undergraduate course on Principles of Public International Law.
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