Biography

Antonio joined Oxford University in 2017 as Departmental Lecturer in Law. Whilst lecturing at Oxford on Public International Law and Criminal Law, he is also completing his PhD at the University of Geneva. His dissertation is entitled “Understanding International Criminal Law through an Analysis of the Defence of Mistake of Law”.

Since September 2015, Antonio has also 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 September 2012 until September 2017, Antonio has worked as a Teaching Assistant at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, tutoring and lecturing on a variety of subjects related to 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 an LL.M. in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights (summa cum laude) from the Geneva Academy (2012) and a Master’s degree in Law (Laurea Magistrale in Giurisprudenza, summa cum laude) from the University of Catania (2010).

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Research Interests

International Criminal Law – Criminal Law - International Humanitarian Law – Law on the Use of Force – International Human Rights Law – Anti-Terrorism Law – International Criminal Procedure

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Public International Law, International Law and Armed Conflict

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