Dr Giulia Bernabei, LLM

Senior Research Fellow


Phone: +49 6221 91404 57
Skype: mpfpr.bernabei

Working Languages

English, French, Italian, Spanish

Project Activities

Sri Lanka

Other Activities and Research Interests

Public International Law, International Human Rights Law, International Humanitarian Law

Professional and Academic Background

Since 8/2021: Senior Research Fellow at Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law, Heidelberg (Germany)

9/2020 – 3/2021: Legal Consultant at Office of Amal Clooney

1/2020: Attendance to Hague Academy of International Law – Winter courses (scholarship), The Hague (Netherlands)

9/2019 – 12/2020: Editorial Assistant on: Clooney & Webb, “The Right to a Fair Trial in International Law” (OUP, 2020)

8/2019: Secrétaire-rédactrice at Institut de droit international (The Hague session of 2019), The Hague (Netherlands)

7/2019 – 8/2019: Module Tutor, Summer School on International Human Rights Law at King’s College London, Dickson Poon School of Law, London (UK)

7/2019: Attendance to International Law Seminar, United Nations Office, Geneva (Switzerland)

11/2017 – 7/2021: Research Assistant to Professor Philippa Webb

9/2017 – 8/2018: Visiting Lecturer in Public International Law at King’s College London, Dickson Poon School of Law, London (UK)

10/2015: Passed the Italian Bar Exam (Superamento Esame per l’iscrizione nell’Albo degli Avvocati), Rome (Italy)

11/2014 – 10/2017 (thesis defended in 04/2018): PhD in Legal Disciplines (Dottorato di Ricerca in Discipline Giuridiche) (scholarship until 08/2017), Università degli Studi Roma Tre, Rome (Italy)

3/2014 – 6/2014 and 9/2014 – 11/2014: Attendance to Scuola Forense Vittorio Emanuele Orlando – Consiglio dell’Ordine degli Avvocati di Roma, Rome (Italy)

9/2013 – 9/2014: Master of Laws in Public International Law (Merit) (scholarship), Queen Mary University of London, London (UK)

3/2013 – 7/2014: Trainee lawyer (Praticante avvocato) at Avvocatura Generale dello Stato, Rome (Italy)

1/2013 – 3/2013: Trainee lawyer (Praticante avvocato) at Studio Legale Serra & Partners, Rome (Italy)

9/2008 – 12/2012: Single second-cycle-master’s degree in Law (Laurea Magistrale in Giurisprudenza) (110/110 cum laude), Università degli Studi Roma Tre, Rome (Italy) – Dissertation Award of the Italian Red Cross (Comitato Locale CRI di Chiavari) “XII Premio di Laurea – Giuseppe Barile e Pietro Verri – per la diffusione del diritto umanitario, dei diritti dell’uomo e del diritto dei rifugiati” awarded in 5/2014

  • Author of Chapter “The Law-Making Effect of ICJ Advisory Opinions. A Survey of the Chagos Opinion” in Patrícia Galvão Teles and Manuel Almeida Ribeiro (eds) “Case-Law and the Development of International Law. Contributions by International Courts and Tribunals” (Brill, 21 October 2021)
  • Author of Book review “How to Do Things with International Law” by Ian Hurd with the British Yearbook of International Law (braa010, 27 October 2020)
  • Author of Article “International Courts and Cultural Heritage: Bridging the Gap” with the Art, Antiquity and Law journal (Vol. XXIV, Issue 2, July 2019)
  • Author of Post “The Protection of Cultural Heritage by International Criminal Courts: The Emergence of a Lacuna” on Artij.org (3 July 2019)
  • Author of Post “Nobody’s Land: Where All Step but No One Settles. The ILC adopts draft art. 7 on Immunity of State officials from foreign criminal jurisdiction.” on ILawyerblog.com (10 December 2017)
Participation in Conferences
  • Presented a paper entitled “The law of State Immunity and The Role of International Courts: Looking for the Guiding Star” at the Conference: Jurisdictional Immunities of States and Their Property: Emergence of New International Customary Law Rules – by Whom?, 3-4 October 2019, National Research University – Higher School of Economics, Moscow (Russia)
  • Presented a paper entitled “The Law-making effect of the ICJ Advisory opinions: Lessons from the Chagos Opinion” at the Regional Conference of the International Law Association (Portuguese Branch): The contribution of the case-law of international courts and tribunals to the development of international law, 19-20 September 2019, University of Minho, Braga (Portugal)
  • Presented a paper entitled “International Courts and Cultural Heritage: Bridging the Gap” at the Workshop: Art and International Courts, Thematic Line: Art and cultural heritage as a value receiving increased protection by international courts, 25-26 April 2019, iCourts, University of Copenhagen (Denmark)
  • Presented a paper entitled “The Protection of Cultural Heritage and Municipal Law: The Italian Experience” at the Workshop: The Protection of Cultural Heritage and Municipal Law, 5 April 2019, Fordham University’s School of Law, New York (U.S.A.)
  • Presented a paper entitled “The interaction between States’ and State officials’ immunity through the lens of the work of the International Law Commission” at the Regional Conference of the International Law Association (Brazilian and Portuguese Branches) 23-25 May 2018, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte (Brazil)
  • Presented a paper entitled “Mutatis mutandis: change as the constant of the international law of immunities” at the 2nd Postgraduate Conference in International Law and Human Rights: The Notion of Change in International Law and Human Rights, 26-27 March 2018, Management School, University of Liverpool (U.K.)