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

Daniel holds a Master’s Degree 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 worked as a legal intern in the Appeals Chamber of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon and in the Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. He has also practiced as a trainee lawyer in Venice and dealt with applications before the European Court of Human Rights.

Daniel has long worked in the editorial board of the Oxford Transitional Justice Research group and is now Chief Editor. He has also collaborated on various occasions with Oxford Pro Bono Publico.

Daniel is currently coaching the Oxford team for the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition.


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