Andrea Bianchi

Andrea Bianchi

Professor of International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

Areas of expertise

Armed Conflicts  /  International Humanitarian Law  /  International Courts and Tribunals  /  Use of Force  /  International Law Theory  /  Human Rights  /  Treaty Interpretation  /  Jurisdiction and Jurisdictional Immunities  /  Terrorism and Counterterrorism

Andrea Bianchi is Professor of International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies.

His work focuses on topics that range from international law theory, international human rights law, security and counter-terrorism, the law of jurisdiction and jurisdictional immunities to state responsibility and the law of treaties.

Before joining the Graduate Institute in 2002, Professor Bianchi was Professorial Lecturer in International Law at the Johns Hopkins University SAIS Bologna Center, Full Professor at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milan, Associate Professor at the University of Parma and Assistant Professor at the University of Siena. He has been a visiting professor at the Universities of London (King’s College), Vienna and Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.

Taught Courses

The UN Security Council Authorizes Inspection of Suspected Embargo-Breaking Vessels off Libya’s Coast, 14 June 2016 LLM - Course

International Law

The goal of this course is to acquaint students with the terms of this discursive practice and to have them apprehend the fundamental structure of the language of international law, and introduce them to the main processes by which the discourse is articulated by the social actors concerned with its practice.

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Publications

Cover of the book International Law Theories

International Law Theories

November 2016

Andrea Bianchi

Oxford University Press

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Interpretation in International Law

February 2015

Andrea Bianchi, Daniel Peat and Matthew Windsor

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Transparency in International Law

November 2013

Andrea Bianchi, Anne Peters

Cambridge University Press

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International Humanitarian Law and Terrorism

July 2011

Andrea Bianchi, Yasmin Naqvi

Hart Publishing

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Masters

We are a leading education institution in international humanitarian law, human rights and transitional justice.

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Research

Our research examines issues that are under-explored, need clarification, or are unconventional, experimental or challenging.

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Executive Education

We provide training and short courses for professionals who want to deepen their expertise in a specific issue.

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Events

Our events provide a critical and scholarly forum for experts and practitioners to debate topical humanitarian, human rights and transitional justice issues.

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UNMISS Peacekeepers News

New Working Paper Examines the Role of Peacekeeping Operations in Ensuring Respect for IHL

5 October 2021

The UN Security Council and Common Article 1: Understanding the Role of Peacekeeping Operations in Ensuring Respect for IHL examines the applicability of article 1 common to the Geneva Conventions of 1949 – on the obligation to respect and ensure respect for IHL – to the UN, with a specific focus on peacekeeping operations.

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New Working Paper Discusses the Relevance of Smart Mix Measure in AI Governance and Regulation

1 October 2021

Our new Working Paper discusses how current initiatives on the regulation of artificial intelligence technologies should incorporate the protection and respect for human rights.

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 Taliban fighters on a truck in Kabul, August 17 2021 IHL Talks

Afghanistan

28 October 2021, 15:00-16:00

This online IHL talk aims at shining light on some of the many legal, political and protection-related challenges stemming from the situation in Afghanistan.

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