Chantal Meloni

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Chantal Meloni (@chamelons) is associate professor of international criminal law and criminology at the University of Milan (Italy) and senior legal advisor at the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) of Berlin (Germany) on international crimes and accountability.

After the law degree, in 2006 she completed a PhD in Italian and comparative criminal law at the University of Pavia with a thesis on “command responsibility in international criminal law”. In 2006/2007 she was first visiting professional and then associate legal officer at the International Criminal Court in the Hague assigned to the Pre-Trial Chamber.

From 2011 to 2014, she was Alexander von Humboldt fellow at the chair of international criminal law of the Humbold University of Berlin, working on a research project on the protection of the right to life in the context of asymmetric armed conflicts. As part of this project, she spent several months in Gaza (Palestine), at the Palestinian Center for Human Rights.

Chantal Meloni is a trained criminal lawyer admitted to the Italian Bar and is included in the list of assistant counsels before the International Criminal Court, where she currently represents victims in the situation Palestine.

In addition to her regular teaching activities, she lectures on international criminal law in various universities, has been a speaker in numerous international conferences and has been invited as an expert in round tables organized by the UN on international law issues. She is a member of several national and international research projects on criminal law, international criminal law and victims’ rights.

She is on the board of the criminal law journal Sistema Penale and the editor of the “observatory on the International Criminal Court” in the Italian Review of Criminal Law and Procedure.

Chantal Meloni is the author of numerous scientific articles, papers and book chapters on international criminal law, including the book “Command Responsibility in International Criminal Law” (Asser T.M.C., 2010), and is the co-editor of the book “Is There a Court for Gaza?” (Asser/Springer 2012).

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