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Antonio Coco

Visiting Scholar

Antonio Coco was a Visiting Scholar at the Blavatnik School of Government and a Junior Research Fellow at St Peter’s College, Oxford. He joined the University of Oxford in 2017 as Departmental Lecturer in Law. In January 2020, he was appointed Lecturer in Law at the University of Essex.

Antonio is also a Visiting Lecturer at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, where he teaches a course on ‘Institutions of International Criminal Justice’ and where he had been a Teaching Assistant prior to moving to Oxford. In addition, since September 2015, Antonio has been a member of the Journal of International Criminal Justice’s Editorial Committee. The Journal, published by Oxford University Press, is one of the top law reviews in the field of international law.

From February 2016 to January 2017, he was a Visiting Researcher at Harvard Law School, thanks to the “Doc.Mobility” fellowship provided by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF). Previously, he worked as a legal assistant to the Special Rapporteur on Protection of Persons in the event of Disasters at the UN International Law Commission (2012), and at the Chambers of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (2010). Antonio is admitted to practice law in Italy, where he has worked as a defence counsel.

Antonio holds a Ph.D in Law from the University of Geneva (summa cum laude, 2019), an LL.M. in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights from the Geneva Academy (summa cum laude, 2012) and a Master’s Degree in Law from the University of Catania (summa cum laude, 2010).