Domenico Zipoli

Domenico Zipoli

Research Fellow

Areas of expertise

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 PhD Candidate in Law at the University of Oslo and a Doctoral Research Fellow at the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights. 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 have on treaty body recommendations; and the impact and modes of influence which NHRI engagement with the UN human rights treaty bodies have on domestic human rights standards.

Previously, Domenico has worked as Research Assistant with the Geneva Academy's Academic Platform on Treaty Body Review 2020. He was also research assistant at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute and 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.

Research Projects

Human Rights Commission, VCalparaiso, Chile Project

The Role of National Human Rights Systems in the Implementation of International Human Rights Standards and Recommendations

This project aims to gain a more comprehensive understanding of the strengths and weaknesses affecting different National Human Rights Systems.

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Roundtable discussion during the Regional Consultation for North America and the English Speaking Caribbean on the Future of the UN Treaty Body System Project

Academic Platform on Treaty Body Review 2020

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.

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Publications

Cover of the publication

Beyond the 2020 Treaty Body Review: The Role of National Human Rights Systems

June 2020

Domenico Zipoli

The Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights

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Optimizing the UN Treaty Body System

May 2018

Domenico Zipoli, Felix Kirchmeier, Kamelia Kemileva, Claire Callejon

The Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights

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