Giovanni Distefano

Giovanni Distefano

Professor of International Law at the University of Neuchatel

Areas of expertise

Law of Treaties  /  State Responsibility  /  Territorial and Maritime Disputes  /  Theory and History of Public International Law

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.

Taught Courses

Opening of UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants, 19 September 2016 Executive Master - Course

Introduction to Public International Law and Subjects of the International Legal Order

This course focuses on the role of public international law in international relations and on international legal persons.

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Opening of UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants, 19 September 2016 Executive Master - Course

Sources of Public International Law

This course looks at the sources from which public international law rules stem and at the entities that are empowered with the capacity of law-making in the international legal order. It aims at enabling participants to develop a global perception of the international normative system.

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Chaired by United States President Barack Obama, the Security Council Summit on nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament unanimously adopted resolution 1887 (2009), expressing the Council's resolve to create the conditions for a world without nuclear wea Executive Master - Course

Sanctions in Public International Law: Selected Topics

This course provides an introduction to the regime of sanctions under international law and their effectiveness in addressing contemporary forms of conflict.

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A wide view of the UN Security Council Short Course

Sanctions in Public International Law

This short course provides an introduction to the regime of sanctions under international law and their effectiveness in addressing contemporary forms of conflict. It addresses the questions related to state responsibility, the pacific settlement of international disputes and the role of the International Court of Justice.

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The International Court of Justice in session Short Course

Sources of Public International Law

This short course looks at the sources from which public international law rules stem and at the entities that are empowered with the capacity of law-making in the international legal order. It aims at enabling participants to develop a global perception of the international normative system.

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The UN Security Council Short Course

Introduction to Public International Law and Subjects of the International Legal Order

This short course focuses on the role of public international law in international relations and on international legal persons.

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Publications

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Fundamentals of Public International Law. A Sketch of the International Legal Order

May 2019

Giovanni Distefano

Brill

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Droit international des espaces

December 2017

Giovanni Distefano

Editions Pedone

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Book cover of La convention de Vienne de 1978 sur la succession d'États en matière de traités

La convention de Vienne de 1978 sur la succession d'États en matière de traités

February 2016

Giovanni Distefano, Gloria Gaggioli, Aymeric Hêche

Bruylant

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L’ordre international entre légalité et effectivité. Le titre juridique dans le contentieux territorial

June 2002

Giovanni Distefano

Editions Pedone

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