In this lecture organized with the Geneva LLM in International Dispute Settlement (MIDS), Professor Chiara Giorgetti will focus on the current efforts to create a reparation mechanism for Ukraine in order to hold Russia liable for its violations of international law. She will notably explore past examples of claims commissions and highlight lessons learnt for the establishment of a new, ad hoc and flexible mechanism for Ukraine.
Chiara Giorgetti is a Professor of Law at Richmond Law School and a Senior Fellow at Columbia’s Law School’ International Claims and Reparations Project. She is also a Vice-President of the American Branch of the International Law Association, an elected member of the American Law Institute and immediate past Chair of ITA’s Academic Council.
In May 2022, President Zelensky nominated her to a working group on the development and implementation of an international legal mechanism for compensation for damages caused to Ukraine as a result of Russia’s aggression.
Professor Giorgetti writes on issues of international dispute resolution and international investment arbitration and has authored/edited nine books and dozens of chapters and articles on these topics.
Her main publications include: The Rules, Practice, and Jurisprudence of International Courts And Tribunals; Litigating International Investment Disputes - A Practitioner’s Guide, Challenges and Recusal of Arbitrators and Judges in International Courts and Tribunals, and International Claims Commissions – Righting Wrongs After Conflict. Her edited volume Research Handbook on International Claims Commissions is forthcoming.
Professor Giorgetti holds a first degree in law from Bologna University, a MSc from the London School of Economics and an LLM and JSD from Yale Law School. She clerked at the International Court of Justice.
The lecture by Professor Giorgetti will be followed by a reception.
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While the armed violence between the government and the drug cartels, as well as between cartels themselves, remains high, it has become increasingly challenging to attribute these instances of violence and clashes to specific armed groups.
Half of the class of our LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights – 20 students – pleaded on Sunday 20 May at Villa Moynier on the 2008 South Ossetia armed conflict between Russia and Georgia.
Organized by the Geneva Academy and the ICRC, the Advanced IHL seminar for academics and humanitarian policymakers aims to enhance the capacity of academics to teach and research IHL and contemporary issues arising during armed conflict, while also equipping policymakers with an in-depth understanding of ongoing legal debates and their relevance to decision-making.
This project will explore humanitarian consequences and protection needs caused by the digitalization of armed conflicts and the extent to which these needs are addressed by international law, especially international humanitarian law.
UN Photo/Violaine Martin
The IHL-EP works to strengthen the capacity of human rights mechanisms to incorporate IHL into their work in an efficacious and comprehensive manner. By so doing, it aims to address the normative and practical challenges that human rights bodies encounter when dealing with cases in which IHL applies.