Paola Gaeta

Paola Gaeta

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

Areas of expertise

International Humanitarian Law  /  International Human Rights Law  /  International Criminal Law  /  Public International Law  /  Transitional Justice  /  International Criminal Justice  /  International Immunity Law

Paola Gaeta is Professor of International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. She is also a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of International Criminal Justice and of the International Spectator (formerly The Italian Journal of International Affairs).

Professor Gaeta is a leading expert on international criminal law and international criminal courts and tribunals and has published widely on these issues. Her research interests focus on international criminal law, particularly with regard to topics more closely related to general issues of public international law and/or exposed to cross-fertilization by international human rights law and international humanitarian law. She is currently leading a research project on Lethal Autonomous Weapons and War Crimes: Who is To Bear Criminal Responsibility?

Previously, Professor Gaeta was Director of the Geneva Academy (2007–2014), with Professor Andrew Clapham, where she directed the LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, Adjunct Professor at the University L. Bocconi (Milan) (2015-2018) Adjunct Professor at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (2010–2015) and Professor of International Criminal Law at the University of Geneva (2007–2015). From 1998 to 2007, she was consecutively Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Professor of International Law at the University of Florence.

Taught Courses

October 2016, Hearing on reparations in Lubanga case LLM - Course

International Criminal Law

This course aims to give students an in-depth knowledge of the most crucial issues of international criminal law. After dealing briefly with the birth and evolution of international criminal law as a branch of public international law with regard to the so-called core crimes, the course focuses on the legal ingredients of each core crime (war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide).

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Publications

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Cassese's International Law, Third Edition

August 2020

Paola Gaeta, Jorge E. Viñuales, Salvatore Zappalá

Oxford University Press

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Cover of The 1949 Geneva Conventions: A Commentary

The 1949 Geneva Conventions: A Commentary

October 2015

Paola Gaeta, Marco Sassòli, Andrew Clapham

Oxford University Press

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The Oxford Handbook of International Law in Armed Conflict

March 2014

Paola Gaeta, Andrew Clapham

Oxford University Press

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Cover of the book Cassese's International Criminal Law

Cassese's International Criminal Law

January 2013

Paola Gaeta, Antonio Cassese

Oxford University Press

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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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