Alessandro Chechi

Alessandro Chechi

Senior Researcher at the University of Geneva and Lecturer in public international law at the Université Catholique of Lille

Areas of expertise

Transitional Justice  /  International Organizations  /  Human Rights  /  International Law  /  International Cultural Heritage Law  /  Dispute Settlement  /  The Law of International Immunities

Alessandro Chechi is a Senior Researcher (maître assistant) at the University of Geneva Faculty of Law and a Lecturer in public international law at the Université Catholique of Lille Faculty of Law.

Currently, his main research areas cover international law, international cultural heritage law, dispute settlement, international organizations, human rights, transitional justice, and the law of international immunities.

Alessandro is a reporter for the International Law in Domestic Courts – Oxford University Press project, and a member of the ‘Société international pour la recherche sur le droit du patrimoine culturel et le droit de l’art’ (ISCHAL), and of the Committee on ‘Participation in Global Cultural Heritage Governance’ of the International Law Association (Swiss branch). He is also a member of the editorial boards of the ‘Italian Yearbook of International Law’ and of the ‘Santander Art and Culture Law Review’.

Alessandro has taught at several universities – including the Catholic University of Milan (Italy), the University of Leiden (The Netherlands), the University of Zurich(Switzerland), Parthenope University of Naples (Italy), Shahid Beheshti University of Teheran (Iran), and the Universidade Federal da Paraíba of Joao Pessoa (Brazil). He was a consultant for the European Committee on Crime Problems (CDPC) of the Council of Europe for the revision of the Convention on Offences Relating to Cultural Property.

Alessandro is the author of the book The Settlement of International Cultural Heritage Disputes (Oxford University Press, 2014) and several other publications in edited books and journals.

He holds a PhD from the European University Institute, an LLM from University College London, and a JD from the University of Siena.

Taught Courses

Afghanistan, destroyed buddha in Bamyan Master in transitional justice - Course

Cultural Heritage in Post-Conflict

This course will study the complex interrelationship between international cultural heritage law and transitional justice (TJ). More particularly, it will explore the different roles that cultural heritage plays in TJ settings with respect to peace-building and reconciliation

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Publications

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The Italian Jurisprudence on the Boundaries of State Immunity from Jurisdiction and Execution: Waiting for the Next Episode

December 2021

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Italian Yearbook of International Law, Vol. XXX

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When Culture and Human Rights Collide: The Long Road to the Elimination of Gender-Based Harmful Traditional Practices

September 2020

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Rivista Organizzazione Internazionale e Diritti Umani

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The Case of the Crimean Art Treasure and the Question of the Application of the UNESCO Convention of 1970

2020

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Rivista di diritto internazionale

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Non-State Actors and the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention: Achievements, Problems and Prospects

February 2018

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Asian Journal of International Law

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Masters

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Research

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Executive Education

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Events

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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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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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