International Humanitarian Law / International Human Rights Law / Enforced Disappearances / Reparations / Transitional Justice / Children in Armed Conflict
Valentina Cadelo is the Academic Coordinator and Teaching Assistant for the Master in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law. Alongside this, she is also a PhD candidate in International Law at the University of Geneva.
Her research focuses on international human rights law and transitional justice and particularly concerns reparation for gross violations of human rights and serious violations of international humanitarian law.
In recent years, Valentina worked at the Geneva Academy on the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) funded research project Historical Injustices, Reparations and International Law, under the directorship of Professor Frank Haldemann, and as Teaching Assistant for the LLM programme.
Prior to joining the Geneva Academy, she worked for the International Institute of Humanitarian Law, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
Valentina holds an LLM in International Humanitarian Law from the Geneva Academy and a MAS in International Relations with a specialization in International Law from the University of Florence.
As a comprehensive attempt to ‘codify’ universal accountability norms, the UN Principles marked a significant step forward in the debate on the obligation of states to combat impunity in its various forms. Despite this significance, no comprehensive academic commentary of the 38 principles has yet been provided so far. This project seeks to fill this gap.
Valentina Cadelo, Thomas Unger, Frank Haldemann
Oxford University Press
Annyssa Bellal, The War Report. Armed Conflict in 2014, Oxford University Press
Stuart Casey-Maslen, The War Report. Armed Conflict in 2013, Oxford University Press