Antonio Coco

Antonio Coco

Departmental Lecturer in Public International Law at the University of Oxford

Areas of expertise

International Humanitarian Law  /  International Human Rights Law  /  International Criminal Law  /  Anti-Terrorism Law  /  International Criminal Procedure  /  General Theory of Criminal Law  /  International Law on the Use of Force

Antonio Coco is a Departmental Lecturer in Public International Law at the University of Oxford, a Tutor at St. Peter’s College, Oxford, and has successfully completed his PhD at the University of Geneva. He is also a member of the Journal of International Criminal Justice’s Editorial Committee.

Until September 2017, Antonio Coco was a Teaching Assistant at the Geneva Academy. In 2016, he was a Visiting Researcher at Harvard Law School, thanks to the ‘Doc.Mobility’ fellowship provided by the Swiss National Science Foundation. Previously, he worked as a legal assistant to the Special Rapporteur on Protection of Persons in the event of Disasters at the United Nations International Law Commission (2012), for the NGO Trial International (2012) and at the Chambers of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (2010). He is admitted to practice law in Italy, where he has worked as a defence counsel in criminal proceedings.

He holds an LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights (summa cum laude) from the Geneva Academy (2012) and a Master’s Degree in Law (Laurea Magistrale in Giurisprudenza, summa cum laude) from the University of Catania (2010).

Taught Courses

The Extraordinary Chambers in the Court of Cambodia LLM - Course


This course covers several cross-cutting institutional themes in international criminal justice, ranging from investigation strategies and relations with state actors to much-overlooked topics like victim and witness protection and the right to an adequate defence.

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December 2019

Antonio Coco, in J. De Hemptinne et al. (eds), Modes of Liability in International Criminal Law

Cambridge University Press

Cover of the Journal of International Criminal Justice

The Universal Duty to Establish Jurisdiction over, and Investigate, Crimes against Humanity

September 2018

Antonio Coco

Journal of International Criminal Justice

Cover of Journal of International Criminal Justice

Losing Direction: The ICTY Appeals Chamber’s Controversial Approach to Aiding and Abetting in Perišić

February 2014

Antonio Coco, co-authored with Tom Gal

Journal of International Criminal Justice 12

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Cover of the War Report 2014

The Conflict with Islamic State: A Critical Review of International Legal Issues

February 2014

Antonio Coco

The War Report: Armed Conflict in 2014, Oxford University Press

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