Ginevra Le Moli
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). Lastly, she holds an Advanced Certificate on the prevention of pandemics from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health/Harvard Medical School (Cambridge, MA).
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 is a general international lawyer with research interests both in foundational areas, including human rights, environmental law, criminal law and international responsibility, as well as in recent developments, such as the governance of global health security and artificial intelligence.
Her book Human Dignity in International Law was published in 2021 by Cambridge University Press, in the series ASIL Studies in International Legal Theory. Her work has appeared in some of the leading generalist and specialist publications in the field, including AJIL, ChineseJIL, ICLQ, LJIL or the JICJ, and in high impact interdisciplinary journals, such The Lancet.
At present, she is working on the security aspects of global pandemics in a series of chapters and articles, and as co-editor of the first Oxford Commentary of the WHO International Health Regulations, together with G.-L. Burci and J.E. Viñuales for Oxford University Press. She is also a Fellow of the Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance (C-EENRG), University of Cambridge, and the Managing Editor of the C-EENRG Research Series.
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.
- Le Moli G. (2021), Human Dignity in International Law. ASIL Studies in International Legal Theory. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
- Le Moli G. (2021), Torture by Non-state actors: Foreword, Journal of International Criminal Justice 19(2): 359-361.
- Le Moli G. (2021), Torture by Non-state Actors: Four Inquiries, Journal of International Criminal Justice 19(2): 363-391.
- Le Moli G. (2021), ‘Parity with all nations’: The ‘coolie’ trade and the quest for recognition by China and Japan, Leiden Journal of International Law 34(4): 879-897.
- Dupuy P.-M., Le Moli G. & Viñuales J.E. (2021), Customary International Law and the Environment. In: Rajamani L. & Peel J. (Eds.) The Oxford Handbook of International Environmental Law. Oxford handbooks series Oxford: Oxford University Press. 385-401.
- Le Moli G. (8 August 2021), State Responsibility and the Global Environmental Crisis. EJIL: Talk! [blog entry].
- Le Moli G. (2021), Collective Entitlements over Energy. In: Cima E. & Mbengue M.M. (Eds.) A Multifaceted Approach to Trade Liberalisation and Investment Protection in the Energy Sector. International Environmental Law no. 15 Leiden: Brill. 126-147.
- Vinuales J., Moon S., Le Moli G. & Burci G.-L. (2021), A global pandemic treaty should aim for deep prevention, The Lancet 397(10287): 1791-1792.
- Le Moli G. (2021), Amnistie e giustizia transitoria. In: Caracciolo, I.; Montuoro, U. (Eds.) Ricostruzione della pace, giustizia e tutela dei diritti umani. Collana di Studi di diritto internazionale umanitario e dei conflitti armati Torino: Giappichelli Editore. 235-248.
- Le Moli G. (2020), From “Is” to “Ought”: The Development of Normative Powers of UN Investigative Mechanisms, Chinese Journal of International Law 19(4): 625-681.
- Le Moli G. (2021), Intruders in a Balancing Act: Black Economic Empowerment, Transitional Justice and Investment Arbitration Tribunals, International Journal of Transitional Justice 15(1): 7-25.
- Le Moli G. & Viñuales J.E. (2020), A Foundational Experiment: The Timor Leste-Australia Conciliation. In: Tomuschat C., Kohen M. (Eds.) Flexibility in International Dispute Settlement: Conciliation Revisited. Leiden-Boston: Brill | Nijhoff. 156-178.
- Le Moli G. (2020), The Human Rights Committee, Environmental Protection and the Right to Life, International & Comparative Law Quarterly 69(3): 735-752.
- Le Moli G. (2019), President of the Republic et al. v. Ali Ayyoub et al, American Journal of International Law 113(4): 791-798.
- Le Moli G. & Viñuales J.E. (2019), Today as Yesterday? Unilateral Coercive Measures and Human Dignity, Chinese Journal of International Law 18(2): 437-447.
- Le Moli G. (2019), The Principle of Human Dignity in International Law. In: Andenas M., Fitzmaurice M., Tanzi A., Wouters J. (Eds.) General Principles and the Coherence of International Law. Queen Mary Studies in International Law no. 37: Brill | Nijhoff. 352-368.
- Le Moli G. (2019), Three Circles of Dignity, Journal of Human Rights Practice 11(1): 258-270.
- Le Moli G. & Viñuales J.E. (2019), Institutional Options for a Global Pact for the Environment. In: Aguila Y., Viñuales J.E. (Eds.) A Global Pact for the Environment: Legal Foundations. C-EENRG Report no. 2019-1 Cambridge: University of Cambridge, Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance (C-EENRG). 177-189.
- Le Moli G. (2018), Prosecuting Peacekeepers for International Crimes. In: Caracciolo I., Montuoro U. (Eds.) New Models of Peacekeeping Security and Protection of Human Rights. The Role of the UN and Regional Organizations. Collana di Studi di diritto internazionale umanitario e dei conflitti armati Torino: Giappichelli. 165-183.
- Le Moli G., Vishvanathan P.S. & Aeri A. (2017), Whither the Proof? The Progressive Reversal of the Burden of Proof in Environmental Cases before International Courts and Tribunals, Journal of International Dispute Settlement 8(4): 644-672.
- Le Moli G. (2017), Autonomy and Accountability of the UN in Peacekeeping Operations: The Case of the Central African Republic, Max Planck Yearbook of United Nations Law 20(1): 213-238.
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