Valentina Cadelo

Valentina Cadelo

Academic Coordinator and Teaching Assistant for the Master in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law

Areas of expertise

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.

Research Projects

Peru, Ayacucho. An event to honor the disappeared on the Day of the Dead. Project

The United Nations Principles to Combat Impunity: A Commentary

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.

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Publications

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The UN Principles to Combat Impunity: A Commentary (Forthcoming)

February 2017

Valentina Cadelo, Thomas Unger, Frank Haldemann

Oxford University Press

Cover of the War Report 2014

Transitional Justice Mechanisms: Challenges and Opportunities

December 2015

Valentina Cadelo

Annyssa Bellal, The War Report. Armed Conflict in 2014, Oxford University Press

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Cover of the War Report 2013

Redress and reparation for victims of armed conflict: a critical review of practice in 2013

December 2014

Valentina Cadelo

Stuart Casey-Maslen, The War Report. Armed Conflict in 2013, Oxford University Press

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Cover of Luc Reydams, Jan Wouters and Cedric Ryngaert, International Prosecutors

Luc Reydams, Jan Wouters and Cedric Ryngaert, International Prosecutors

October 2014

Valentina Cadelo, Reydams L., Wouters J., Ryngaert C

The Military Law and Law of War Review

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