Dr Gabriele Porretto
Post Doctoral Research Fellow
Transitional Justice Institute
Ph: +44 (0)28 7137 5397
Gabriele joined the Transitional Justice Institute as a Post Doctoral Research Fellow in 2009. Upon graduation from the University of Florence (BA in International Studies – Laurea in Scienze Politiche, Indirizzo Internazionale, 1997) Gabriele moved to Geneva in 1998, first as a Visiting Scholar at the Law Faculty (Department of International Law and International Organisation) and then as a postgraduate student at the Graduate Institute of International Studies (MA in International Relations, with a major in International Law – Diplôme d’Etudes Supérieures (DES) en Relations Internationales – Mention: Droit International). He subsequently obtained a PhD in International Law from the Law Faculty of “La Sapienza” University in Rome (Dottorato di ricerca in diritto internazionale, 2002).
Gabriele has held academic positions with the University of Geneva (Research fellow at the University Centre of International Humanitarian Law, 2002-2003), with the Graduate Institute of International Studies (Teaching and Research Fellow, 2004) and with the Law Faculty of the University of Lausanne (Teaching and Research Fellow, 2004-2005). From 2005 to 2008 he was a Lecturer with the Australian National University College of Law (Canberra) and in 2008 he was appointed as Adjunct Fellow at the University of Western Sydney.
In addition to the above, Gabriele was also a fellow at the Research Centre of the Hague Academy of International Law (2002) and a visiting fellow at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law of the University of Cambridge (2008).
Gabriele’s research interests are in public international law, international criminal law, international humanitarian law and human rights law. To date, he has focussed on the maintenance of peace and security at the universal and regional level; universal jurisdiction and the domestic prosecution of international crimes; the application of international humanitarian law and human rights law in the context of UN international transitional administrations and peace operations; international terrorism and the law, most notably with reference to human rights law and EU law.
Gabriele’s current research at the TJI covers several aspects of the prosecution of international crimes. His main area of research is the domestic prosecution of international crimes with a particular attention to states’ titles to the exercise of criminal jurisdiction over extra-territorial crimes. Gabriele will also further his previous research work in the area of counter-terrorism sanctions and human rights protection.