Alessandra is a Teaching Assistant at the Geneva Academy.
She is also pursuing a PhD in International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies under the supervision of Professor Andrew Clapham. By adopting an individual-oriented approach, her doctoral thesis studies how international law regulates various instances of deprivation of liberty by armed groups.
In September 2019, after returning from a research stay at Harvard Law School, she resumed her role as Teaching Assistant at the Geneva Academy, which she had previously held from February 2018 to January 2019. In this capacity, Alessandra has been assisting the core course on international criminal law of the LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, as well as various courses of the Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict on international criminal law, international humanitarian law, international human rights law, and public international law.
Alessandra holds a Master’s degree in law (Laurea Magistrale in Giurisprudenza) from Bocconi University and previously worked for a defence team at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, for the International Labour Organization, and as a Research Assistant to Professor Marco Sassòli at the University of Geneva.
Armed Groups and International Law
Alessandra Spadaro, in D. Djukić and N. Pons (eds), The Companion to International Humanitarian Law