Domenico Zipoli

Domenico Zipoli

Research Fellow

Areas of expertise

International Human Rights Law  /  UN Human Rights Mechanisms  /  Public International Law  /  Global Administrative Law  /  Transnational Law  /  National Human Rights Institutions  /  UN Treaty Bodies

Domenico Zipoli is a Research Fellow at the Geneva Academy.

His research focuses on the question of connectivity among international human rights mechanisms and on national strategies for monitoring, implementation and follow-up of international human rights obligations and recommendations.   He is currently leading a research project aimed at gaining a more comprehensive understanding of the structure and functioning of different National Human Rights Systems, defined as a comprehensive set of actors, interactions and frameworks at country level.

Domenico is also part of the Geneva Human Rights Platform team, providing expert input to the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Treaty Body Review 2020 process and contributing to the organization and development of different events and training courses.

Domenico was a PhD Candidate in Law at the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, University of Oslo. He has previously worked as a research assistant within the Geneva Academy's Academic Platform on Treaty Body Review 2020, as a research assistant at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law in Lund, Sweden, and as Research Trainee at the European Union's Fundamental Rights Agency. He also worked for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (Human Rights Treaties Division), as well as for two National Human Rights Institutions (the Mongolian Human Rights Commission and the Defensoria del Pueblo of Ecuador).

Domenico holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of Exeter and a Master of Laws (LLM) in International Human Rights Law from Lund University.

Research Projects

Human Rights Commission, VCalparaiso, Chile Project

The Role of National Human Rights Systems in the Implementation of International Human Rights Standards and Recommendations

This project aims to gain a more comprehensive understanding of the strengths and weaknesses affecting different National Human Rights Systems.

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Cover of the publication

Beyond the 2020 Treaty Body Review: The Role of National Human Rights Systems

June 2020

Domenico Zipoli

The Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights

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Cover page of the publication

Optimizing the UN Treaty Body System

May 2018

Domenico Zipoli, Felix Kirchmeier, Kamelia Kemileva, Claire Callejon

The Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights

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