International Human Rights Law / UN Human Rights Mechanisms / Public International Law / Global Administrative Law / Transnational Law / National Human Rights Institutions / UN Treaty Bodies
Domenico Zipoli is a Research Assistant at the Geneva Academy. He is also a PhD Fellow at the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights (Faculty of Law, University of Oslo). His doctoral project focuses on causal mechanisms related to National Human Rights Institutions (NHRI) engagement with the UN Human Rights treaty body system.
More specifically, he is currently investigating the impact and modes of influence which NHRI engagement has on treaty body recommendations; and the impact and modes of influence which NHRI engagement with the UN human rights treaty bodies has on domestic human rights standards.
Domenico has previously worked as research assistant at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute and as research trainee at the European Union's Fundamental Rights Agency. He also worked for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (Human Rights Treaties Division), as well as for two NHRI (the Mongolian Human Rights Commission and the Defensoria del Pueblo of Ecuador).
Domenico holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of Exeter and a Master of Laws (LLM) in International Human Rights Law from Lund University.
The Geneva Academy is coordinating the academic input to the 2020 review of UN treaty bodies by the UN General Assembly via the creation of an academic network of independent researchers, a call for papers, a series of regional consultations, annual conferences in Geneva, as well as ongoing interactions with key stakeholders.