Guglielmo Verdirame

Guglielmo Verdirame is a Lecturer in International Law at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law. He is the author, with Barbara Harrell-Bond, of Rights in Exile (2005). His UN Accountability for Human Rights Violations is forthcoming from Cambridge University Press. He has also written numerous articles and chapters in books on different aspects of international law, including human rights, international economic law, use of force and non-proliferation, and international criminal law. In the summer of 2006 he was Director of Studies in Public International Law at The Hague Academy of International Law. Before coming to Cambridge, he was a research fellow at Merton College, Oxford (2000-03). He has conducted extensive field research on human rights and refugees on behalf of various human rights organizations, including Human Rights Watch, Article 19 and the Lawyers’ Committee for Human Rights (now Human Rights First). His practice as a barrister, at 20 Essex Street chambers, covers human rights and international arbitration. The cases in which he has been instructed include a judicial review of the refusal of the Foreign Secretary to exercise diplomatic protection on behalf of British residents detained at Guantánamo Bay (Al-Rawi and Others v The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affair), and a major dispute concerning mining rights held by foreign investors in a developing country. Guglielmo holds a Laurea in Giurisprudenza (University of Bologna), an LL.M. (London), an M.A. (Oxon), and a Ph.D. (London School of Economics).