24 July 2020

New visitor at iCourts - Elisabetta Baldassini

01.08.20 – 30.09.20

Elisabetta Baldassini is a PhD candidate at the University of Macerata (Italy). Her Doctoral Research examines the role that China has played in International Criminal Law, with a particular focus on the crime of aggression. She does so looking at the State practice in, and contribution to, International Military and Criminal Tribunals, review conferences, the work of the International Law Commission, and relevant negotiations. Along with the historical and substantive analysis, she will draw on the cultural influences and political interests of a country that holds an ancient unique legal tradition, that is Observer State but not party to the ICC, and Permanent Member of the Security Council, building on the tension between justice, peace, and security. To address her research question, she endeavors on a three-dimensional analysis where history, politics and law overlap.

Her main research interests include international criminal justice, international criminal courts and tribunals, international human rights law, the death penalty, legal sociology, legal history, and sinology.

Elisabetta holds a MA in Human Rights and Humanitarian Actions from Sciences Po Paris, a MA in Social Development and Public Policies from Beijing Normal University and a BA in Chinese studies. She combined her multidisciplinary academic path with diverse professional experiences in international organizations in Beijing, Brussels, Geneva and Cairo working on human rights, democratic governance and legal protection and resettlement for refugees.