Alessandra Spadaro

Alessandra Spadaro

Teaching Assistant

Areas of expertise

Armed Conflicts  /  International Humanitarian Law  /  International Human Rights Law  /  Armed Non-State Actors  /  International Courts and Tribunals  /  International Criminal Law  /  Public International Law

Alessandra is a Teaching Assistant at the Geneva Academy.

She is also pursuing a PhD in International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies under the supervision of Professor Andrew Clapham. By adopting an individual-oriented approach, her doctoral thesis studies how international law regulates various instances of deprivation of liberty by armed groups.

In September 2019, after returning from a research stay at Harvard Law School, she resumed her role as Teaching Assistant at the Geneva Academy, which she had previously held from February 2018 to January 2019. In this capacity, Alessandra has been assisting the core course on international criminal law of the LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, as well as various courses of the Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict on international criminal law, international humanitarian law, international human rights law, and public international law.

Alessandra holds a Master’s degree in law (Laurea Magistrale in Giurisprudenza) from Bocconi University and previously worked for a defence team at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, for the International Labour Organization, and as a Research Assistant to Professor Marco Sassòli at the University of Geneva.


Webpage of the article

ISIS members detained by Kurdish forces in Syria: Operational and legal challenges

March 2019

Alessandra Spadaro

Armed Groups and International Law

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Cover page of the book

International Humanitarian Law in the Jurisprudence of International Criminal Tribunals and Courts

September 2018

Alessandra Spadaro, in D. Djukić and N. Pons (eds), The Companion to International Humanitarian Law


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