Giulio Bartolini

Giulio Bartolini

Associate Professor of International Law at Roma Tre University

Areas of expertise

International Humanitarian Law  /  International Human Rights Law  /  History of Public International Law  /  International Disaster Law  /  Legal Clinics

Giulio Bartolini is Associate Professor of International Law at Roma Tre University where he is also responsible for the IHL Legal Clinic.

He is editor-in-chief of the Yearbook of International Disaster Law (Brill) and director of training courses on ‘International Disaster Law’ managed in cooperation with the Sanremo IIHL and the IFRC Disaster Law Programme.

He has acted as legal assistant to the United Nations International Law Commission Special Rapporteur on the ‘Protection of Persons in the Event of Disasters’ and is co-organizer of the ‘International and Comparative Law Essay Contest’ managed by the ASIL Disaster Law Interest Group and the IFRC. He is also the Academic Coordinator of the EU funded Jean Monnet Project ‘Disseminating Disaster Law for Europe’ (2019-2021).

Professor Bartolini is also managing Director of the bi-lingual e-journal ‘Questions of International Law’ and has been responsible for the Doctoral Networking Sessions at the Hague Academy of International Law. He routinely cooperates with the Italian Red Cross as head of its IHL Scientific Committee and with the Italian Armed Forces. In 2019 the NATO SHAPE ACO Legal Office conferred him the ‘Serge Lazareff Prize’ for excellence in legal service for the benefit of NATO.

Taught Courses

Rising waters in MSF’s primary healthcare centre and compound in Pibor town forced us to reduce life-saving activities and discharge patients. LLM - Course

International Disaster Law

Disasters caused by natural and technological hazards are a commonplace phenomenon, representing one of the most significant challenges for humanitarian actors and affected communities. Despite their magnitude, as magnified by the current Covid-19 pandemic, the attention of the international community towards the legal implications of disasters has been neglected for a long time, finally resulting in a scattered and heterogenous collection of instruments. This course will thus offer a critical survey of relevant sources, actors, universal and regional institutional frameworks and main legal issues relevant for such scenarios.

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On the evening of January 22, category 1 tropical cyclone Eloise made landfall in the central province of Sofala, Mozambique bringing strong and devastating winds of 120 km/h and gusts up to 150 km/h, according to Mozambique’s Disaster Risk Reduction Inst Master in transitional justice - Course

International Disaster Law

Disasters caused by natural and technological hazards are a commonplace phenomenon, representing one of the most significant challenges for humanitarian actors and affected communities. Despite their magnitude, as magnified by the current Covid-19 pandemic, the attention of the international community towards the legal implications of disasters has been neglected for a long time, finally resulting in a scattered and heterogenous collection of instruments. This course will thus offer a critical survey of relevant sources, actors, universal and regional institutional frameworks and main legal issues relevant for such scenarios.

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Publications

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Yearbook of International Disaster Law

2020

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Brill

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Cultural Heritage and Disasters

September 2020

Giulio Bartolini

Francesco Francioni, Ana Filipa Vrdoljak (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of International Cultural Heritage Law, Oxford University Press

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Routledge Handbook of Human Rights and Disasters

June 2020

Giulio Bartolini, Flavia Zorzi Giustiniani, Emanuele Sommario, Federico Casolari

Routledge

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A Universal Treaty for Disasters? Remarks on the International Law Commission’s Draft Articles on the Protection of Persons in the Event of Disasters

March 2019

Giulio Bartolini

International Review of the Red Cross, Volume 99, Issue 906

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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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