Chiara Redaelli

Chiara Redaelli

Research Fellow

Areas of expertise

Armed Conflicts  /  International Humanitarian Law  /  Non-State Actors  /  Human Rights  /  Jus ad Bellum

Dr Chiara Redaelli is a Research Fellow at the Geneva Academy, where she works for the Rule of Law in Armed Conflicts (RULAC) and the Disruptive Military Technologies projects.

Her areas of expertise include international humanitarian law, jus ad bellum, and international human rights law.

In 2019, she was visiting research fellow at Harvard Law School, for a project on peace and aggression in international law. She also formerly worked with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Cox’s Bazar (Bangladesh) and Beijing (China).

Chiara defended her PhD (summa cum laude) in public international law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in September 2018. Her doctoral research investigated how the human rights paradigm has affected the international legal regulation of interventions in non-international armed conflicts.

Research Projects

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

The Digitalization of Armed Conflict

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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Rule of Law in Armed Conflicts (RULAC)

The Rule of Law in Armed Conflicts project (RULAC) is a unique online portal that identifies and classifies all situations of armed violence that amount to an armed conflict under international humanitarian law (IHL). It is primarily a legal reference source for a broad audience, including non-specialists, interested in issues surrounding the classification of armed conflicts under IHL.

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The Right to Rebel against Violations of Human Rights: A New Role for the Responsibility to Protect?


Chiara Redaelli

Palestine Yearbook of International Law, Volume XIX

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Small Islands Developing States and Climate Change: An Overview of Legal and Diplomatic Strategies


Chiara Redaelli, Valentina Baiamonte

Journal of Public and International Affairs, vol. 28

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Engaging with Drug Lords: Protecting Civilians in Colombia, Mexico, and Honduras

December 2015

Chiara Redaelli

Annyssa Bellal (ed.), The War Report: Armed Conflicts in 2014, Oxford University Press

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Protecting Civilians in Populated Areas during the Conduct of Hostilities after the Gotovina Case

November 2014

Chiara Redaelli, Stuart Casey-Maslen

Stuart Casey-Maslen (ed.), The War Report: Armed Conflicts in 2013, Oxford University Press

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