International Humanitarian Law / International Human Rights Law / Armed Non-State Actors / State Responsibility
Marco Sassòli is a Professor of International Law at the University of Geneva since 2004. He is also a Commissioner of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) since 2013 and a member of its Executive Committee since 2021.
He has published widely on IHL, human rights law, international criminal law, the sources of international law, the responsibility of states and non-state actors and Swiss constitutional law. He is recognized as a leading expert in IHL.
Professor Sassòli was the Director of the Geneva Academy from August 2018 to August 2020. He was also Director of the Department of Public International Law and International Organization at the University of Geneva from 2009–2016. From 2001–2003, he taught at the Université du Québec à Montreal, where he remains an associate professor.
In March–April 2022, he has been a member of a mission of experts under the Moscow Mechanism of the OSCE enquiring into violations of international humanitarian law and human rights in Ukraine between 24 February 2022 and 1 April 2022. From 1985–1997 he worked for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), notably as Deputy Head of its Legal Division, Head of the ICRC delegations in Jordan and Syria and as Protection Coordinator for the former Yugoslavia.
Professor Sassòli has also served as Executive Secretary of the ICJ, as registrar at the Swiss Supreme Court and as Chair of the Board of Geneva Call, an NGO that promotes respect for humanitarian norms among armed non-state actors
ICRCLLM - Course
The aim of this course is to provide students with the legal knowledge and the analytical and argumentative skills necessary to understand and interpret the rules of international humanitarian law and to apply them to facts of international reality.
Marco Sassòli, Ben Saul, Dapo Akande
The Oxford Guide to International Humanitarian Law, Oxford, OUP, 2020, pp. 381-402
Edward Elgar Publishing
Marco Sassòli, Antoine Bouvier, Anne Quintin
ICRC (Regularly Updated)
Paola Gaeta, Marco Sassòli, Andrew Clapham
Oxford University Press
Our teaching enables specialists to apply legal frameworks to complex situations and challenging processes.
We provide training and short courses for professionals who want to deepen their expertise in a specific issue.
Our research examines issues that are under-explored, need clarification, or are unconventional, experimental or challenging.
Our events provide a critical and scholarly forum for experts and practitioners to debate topical humanitarian, human rights and transitional justice issues.