Use of Force / Public International Law / Law of Treaties / History of Public International Law / General Theory of Public International Law / State Responsibility
Giovanni Distefano has been Professor of International Law at the University of Neuchatel since 2009. His areas of research and expertise include public international law, the law of treaties, state responsibility and use of force.
From 2002 to 2004, he taught at the University of Geneva’s Department of Public International Law and International Organization and was Assistant Professor at the University of Lausanne Public Law Institute. Giovanni Distefano has also worked for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, UNICEF, the International Law Institute, Italian Society of International Law, Université Libre de Bruxelles, the Australian National University, the Universities of Verona and Catane, and the University of the United Arab Emirates.
The course addresses two main questions: what are the sources from which public international law rules stem and who/what are the legal persons of the international legal system?
This course provides an introduction to the regime of sanctions under international law and their effectiveness in addressing contemporary forms of conflict.
Revue Générale de Droit International Public, Vol. 115, No. 2, pp. 373-396, 2011
Journal of Sharia and Law, Vol. 41, pp. 25-47, January 2010
Giovanni Distefano, Olivier Guillod, Christophe Müller
pp. 743-759, O. Guillod, Ch. Müller, eds., Basel, 2011, Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. 11-285
Gloria Gaggioli, Giovanni Distefano, Aymeric Hêche