Daniel Franchini is a DPhil Candidate in Public International Law at Lincoln College, University of Oxford. His research focuses on the interaction between the law of State immunity and State responsibility and is supervised by Professor Antonios Tzanakopoulos.

Daniel is a Graduate Teaching Assistant in Public International Law and the Convenor of the Oxford Transitional Justice Research group, for which he has worked in various capacities since 2014.

Daniel holds a joint BA/MA in Law (magna cum laude) from the University of Trento (Italy) and an MJur from the University of Oxford. Before coming to Oxford, Daniel has clerked in the Appeals Chamber of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon and in Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. He has also practised as a trainee lawyer in Venice and dealt with applications before the European Court of Human Rights.

Daniel has coached the Oxford team for the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition in 2016 and has contributed to various research projects for Oxford Pro Bono Publico.


Research programmes

Research Interests

Public International Law; State immunity; State responsibility; International Criminal Law; Law of Armed Conflict; International Humanitarian Law; International Human Rights Law; Transitional Justice.

Research projects