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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Trial Chamber hearing in the Ayyash et al. case (Case STL-11-01) - 28 January 2016 Executive Master - Course

The Challenges of International Criminal Justice

This course intends to provide participants with a solid understanding of the existing pluralistic system of international accountability for international crimes and of its main challenges.

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Publications

Cover page of the book

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

Oxford University Press

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Cover of the book The Oxford Handbook of International Law in Armed Conflict

The Oxford Handbook of International Law in Armed Conflict

March 2014

Paola Gaeta

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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