Dipartimento di Giurisprudenza

Università di siena 1240

Riccardo Pavoni

Curriculum vitae

- Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale a Professore di Prima Fascia nel settore IUS/13-Diritto Internazionale conseguita il 18 dicembre 2014 (con voto unanime della Commissione).
- Professore Associato di Diritto Internazionale e di Diritto dell’Unione Europea dal 2005 (confermato dal 2008).
- Ricercatore a contratto, Istituto Universitario Europeo (2004-2005).
- Assegnista di ricerca e docente a contratto, Siena (2000-2004).
- Magister Juris, Università di Oxford (1998).
- Laurea in Giurisprudenza cum laude, Siena (1996).

Riccardo Pavoni is Associate Professor of International and European Law at the Department of Law of the University of Siena. In 2014, he was awarded the Italian National Scientific Qualification (Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale) as full professor of International and EU law. He is the Associate Editor of the Italian Yearbook of International Law and a member of the editorial board of the Oxford Reports on International Law in Domestic Courts (<opil.ouplaw.com>). He serves as co-director of the Tulane-Siena Institute for International Law, Cultural Heritage and the Arts. He has been a Visiting Professor at Universidad Autónoma de Bucaramanga (2013), Tulane University School of Law (2010), Charles University in Prague (2008) and the University of Amsterdam (2006). Recent teaching activities outside his institutional affiliation include: course on ‘Environmental Rights in the Jurisprudence of Regional Human Rights Courts and Bodies: A Comparative Analysis’ (Summer School on Human Rights Law, Academy of European Law of the European University Institute, June 2012); course on ‘Armed Conflict, Occupation and the Protection of Cultural Heritage’ (Summer School on ‘Cultural Heritage Law: Past, Present and Future’, University of Geneva, June 2013); lecturer at the Italian School for the Judiciary (Scuola Superiore della Magistratura) (February 2013); public lectures on ‘Targeted Sanctions and Human Rights’ (Faculté de droit, des sciences criminelles et d’administration publique of the University of Lausanne, March 2014).


- Simoncioni v. Germany. Judgment No. 238/2014 of the Italian Constitutional Court, 109 American Journal of International Law 400 (2015)
- Choleric Notes on the Haiti Cholera Case, 19 QIL-Questions of International Law 19 (2015)
- Environmental Jurisprudence of the European and Inter-American Courts of Human Rights: Comparative Insights, in B Boer (ed), Environmental Law Dimensions of Human Rights (OUP 2015, Collected Courses of the Academy of European Law), 69-106
- The Law of International Immunities after Germany v. Italy, Mothers of Srebrenica and Jones: The Best is Yet to Come, ESIL Newsletter, Vol. 13, March 2014 (Guest Editorial)
- Public Interest Environmental Litigation and the European Court of Human Rights: No Love at First Sight, in F Lenzerini and AF Vrdoljak (eds), International Law for Common Goods (Hart Publishing 2014), 331-359
- Italy, in A Reinisch (ed), The Privileges and Immunities of International Organizations in Domestic Courts (OUP 2013), 155-171
- Sovereign Immunity and the Enforcement of International Cultural Property Law, in F Francioni and J Gordley (eds), Enforcing International Cultural Heritage Law (OUP 2013), 79-109
- Channelling Investment into Biodiversity Conservation: ABS and PES Schemes, in P-M Dupuy and JE Viñuales (eds), Harnessing Foreign Investment to Promote Environmental Protection (CUP 2013), 206-227
-The Nagoya Protocol and WTO Law, in E Morgera et al (eds), The 2010 Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing in Perspective: Implications for International Law and Implementation Challenges (Martinus Nijhoff 2013), 185-213
- Controversial Aspects of the Interaction between International and EU Law in Environmental Matters, in E Morgera (ed), The External Environmental Policy of the European Union: EU and International Law Perspectives (CUP 2012), 347-377
- Human Rights and the Immunities of Foreign States and International Organizations, in E de Wet and J Vidmar (eds), Hierarchy in International Law: The Place of Human Rights, (OUP 2012), 71-113
- An American Anomaly? On the ICJ’s Selective Reading of United States Practice in Jurisdictional Immunities of the State, 21 Italian Yearbook of International Law 143 (2011)
- Immunità degli Stati e danni psicologici subiti dai familiari di vittime di gravi violazioni dei diritti umani all’estero: la decisione Kazemi della Corte superiore del Québec, 5 Diritti umani e diritto internazionale 393 (2011)
- Mutual Supportiveness as a Principle of Interpretation and Law-Making: A Watershed for the ‘WTO-and-Competing-Regimes’ Debate?, 21 European Journal of International Law 649 (2010)
- Freedom to Choose the Legal Means for Implementing UN Security Council Resolutions and the ECJ Kadi Judgment: A Misplaced Argument Hindering the Enforcement of International Law in the EC, 28 Yearbook of European Law 626 (2009)
- A Decade of Italian Case Law on the Immunity of Foreign States: Lights and Shadows, 19 Italian Yearbook of International Law 73 (2009)
- L’immunité des États et le jus cogens en droit international. Étude croisée Italie/Canada, 43 Revue juridique Thémis 491 (2009) (with S Beaulac)
- Environmental Rights, Sustainable Development, and Investor-State Case Law: A Critical Appraisal, in P-M Dupuy, F Francioni and E-U Petersmann (eds), Human Rights in International Investment Law and Arbitration (OUP 2009), 525-556
- L’immunità degli Stati nelle controversie di lavoro, in N Ronzitti and G Venturini, Le immunità giurisdizionali degli Stati e degli altri enti internazionali (Cedam 2008), 29-44
- Norme non self-executing in materia di diritti umani e diritto umanitario e violazione del diritto di accesso alla giustizia nella recente prassi statunitense, in F Francioni et al (eds) Accesso alla giustizia dell’individuo nel diritto internazionale e dell’Unione Europea (2008), 305-329
- Biotecnologie, in M Flores D’Arcais, T Groppi and R Pisillo Mazzeschi (eds), Diritti umani. Dizionario (Vol. 1, UTET 2007), 90-95
- La jurisprudence italienne sur l’immunité des États dans les différends en matière de travail: tendances récentes à la lumière de la convention des Nations Unies, 53 Annuaire français de droit international 211 (2007)