Gloria Gaggioli

Gloria Gaggioli

Assistant Professor and Grant Holder of Excellence at the University of Geneva

Areas of expertise

International Humanitarian Law  /  Qualification of Armed Conflict  /  International Human Rights Law  /  States of Emergency  /  Extraterritoriality  /  Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict  /  Conduct of Hostilities  /  Use of Force  /  European Human Rights Law  /  Public International Law  /  Right to Life  /  Deaths in Custody  /  Drones  /  Inter-American Human Rights System  /  Law Enforcement  /  Means and Methods of Warfare  /  Self-Defence  /  State Succession

Gloria Gaggioli is Assistant Professor and Grant Holder of Excellence at the University of Geneva.

Her work focuses in particular on issues related to the interplay between international humanitarian law and international human rights law, the right to life and the use of force, including the conduct of hostilities, law enforcement and self-defence.

Prior to joining the University of Geneva, she served as Legal Adviser in the legal division of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and is the author of the ICRC report The Use of Force in Armed Conflicts: Interplay between the Conduct of Hostilities and Law Enforcement Paradigms.

Professor Gaggioli also worked as Visiting Professor at Lille Catholic University, External Lecturer at the University of Copenhagen and Researcher/Teaching Assistant at the Geneva Academy and University of Geneva.

She wrote her PhD thesis (summa cum laude, Pedone 2013) on ‘The Reciprocal Influence between Human Rights Law and Humanitarian Law in the Light of the Right to Life’.

Taught Courses

Central African Republic, Bangui. Seleka fighters patrol the streets. LLM - Course

International Human Rights Law in Times of Armed Conflict

This course focuses on the specific issues that these situations of emergency entail for the respect, protection and fulfilment of human rights. In particular, it addresses possible derogations in times of emergency, the applicability of human rights in times of armed conflict and the related but distinct issue of the extraterritorial application of human rights law.

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North Kivu province, Kitchanga downtown. The insanitary conditions next to the market worsens the situation of the residents affected by the recent violence. Executive Master - Course

The Interplay between International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights

This course focuses on the interplay between international humanitarian law (IHL) and human rights law (HRL). Key issues such as the application of human rights in armed conflicts, the extraterritorial application of HRL and the different theories pertaining to the interplay between IHL and HRL, including in particular the lex specialis maxim, are addressed.

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Publications

Book cover of La convention de Vienne de 1978 sur la succession d'États en matière de traités

La convention de Vienne de 1978 sur la succession d'États en matière de traités

February 2016

Gloria Gaggioli, Giovanni Distefano, Aymeric Hêche

Bruylant

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Book cover of the book L'influence mutuelle entre les droits de l'homme et le droit international humanitaire à la lumière du droit à la vie

L'influence mutuelle entre les droits de l'homme et le droit international humanitaire à la lumière du droit à la vie

August 2013

Gloria Gaggioli

Pedone

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Cover of the book Research Handbook on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Cheltenham UK

Research Handbook on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

December 2013

Gloria Gaggioli, Robert Kolb

Edward Elgar Publishing

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Cover of the book ICRC Outcome Report

The Interplay between the Conduct of Hostilities and Law Enforcement Paradigms

November 2013

Gloria Gaggioli

ICRC Outcome Report

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