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September 2023 - August 2023
Study Mode Full-time
Application start 28 November 2022
Application end 24 February 2023
Application end (with scholarship) 27 January 2023

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Marco Roscini

Marco Roscini

Swiss IHL Chair and Professor of International Law at the University of Westminster

Areas of expertise

Armed Conflicts  /  International Humanitarian Law  /  Nuclear Weapons  /  Use of Force  /  Disarmament  /  Cyber warfare   /  Non-intervention   /  History of international law

Marco Roscini is our Swiss IHL Chair and Professor of International Law at the University of Westminster, London.

Professor Roscini's current research areas include the international law of armed conflict, the use of force in international law, international cyber security law, nuclear non-proliferation law, and the history of international law.

Professor Roscini was previously a Research Fellow in International Law at the University of Verona. He lectured in international security law (jus contra bellum, law of armed conflict, and disarmament law) at University College London (UCL), King’s College London, Queen Mary University of London, and the Ecole des Relations Internationales.

He has published widely in the field of international security law. He is the author of Le zone denuclearizzate (Giappichelli 2003) and of Cyber Operations and the Use of Force in International Law (OUP 2014). He is also the co-editor of Non-proliferation Law as a Special Regime (CUP 2012). His scholarship has appeared or is forthcoming in important peer-reviewed journals as well as in several edited books. His publications have been widely cited in legal literature and judicial decisions.

Professor Roscini is a member of the International Law Association’s Committee on Nuclear Weapons, Non-proliferation and Contemporary International Law, of the ESIL Interest Groups on Peace and Security and on the History of International Law, and of the International Institute of Humanitarian Law. He is also on the Editorial Board of several scientific journals and book series.

He has a PhD from Sapienza University of Rome. 

 

Taught Courses and Research Projects

Computer screen with warning: civilian infrastucture: do not attack Project

Digitalization of Conflict Joint Initiative: Humanitarian Impact and Legal Protection

This project will explore humanitarian consequences and protection needs caused by the digitalization of armed conflicts and the extent to which these needs are addressed by international law, especially international humanitarian law.

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Disruptive Military Technologies

This project aims at staying abreast of the various military technology trends; promoting legal and policy debate on new military technologies; and furthering the understanding of the convergent effects of different technological trends shaping the digital battlefield of the future.

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Pictured is the interior of a Royal Air Force C130J Hercules conducting low-light refuelling with an Airbus Voyager Airtanker during a routine training sortie over the West Coast of England. Master in transitional justice - Course

The Law of Weaponry and New Military Technologies

This course deals with contemporary and future challenges regarding the law of weaponry, arms control and new military technologies.

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 Vu Hoang Soldier using virtual tablet hologram army technology LLM - Course

The Law of Weaponry and New Military Technologies

This course deals with contemporary and future challenges regarding the law of weaponry, arms control and new military technologies.

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Publications

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Intervention in XIXth Century International Law and the Distinction between Rebellions, Insurrections, and Civil Wars’

2020

Marco Roscini

50 Israel Yearbook on Human Rights

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On the “Inherent” Character of the Right of States to Self-Defence

2015

Marco Roscini

4 Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law

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Cyber Operations and the Use of Force in International Law

2014

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Oxford University Press

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The UN Security Council and the Enforcement of International Humanitarian Law’

May 2010

Marco Roscini

Israel Law Review

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