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Nehal Bhuta

Director of Graduate Studies

Professor of Public International Law

NehalBHUTA2-Cropped-175x185Appointed in September 2012. Contract renewable in 2017. 

Nehal Bhuta is Professor of Public International Law. He is also co-director of the Global Governance Program’s Global Governance by Indicators project. He is a member of the editorial boards of the European Journal of International Law, the Journal of International Criminal Justice, Constellations, and Humanity. He is also a series editor of the soon to be established Oxford University Press series in the History and Theory of International Law. He came to the EUI from the New School for Social Research, and before that taught at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. Before entering academia, he worked with Human Rights Watch and the International Center for Transitional Justice.

Contact Details

Tel. [+39] 055 4686 542 / 306

Email: Nehal.Bhuta@eui.eu

Administrative Assistant: Olga Lupu 

Postal address: Law Department | Via Bolognese 156 | 50139 Florence - Italy (Villa Salviati, Castello - Office SACA 302)

Working Languages: English, Japanese (active), Spanish, Italian, French (passive) 

Research Interests

  • Public International Law
  • History and Theory of International Law
  • History of Political Thought
  • Political and social theory
  • International human rights Law
  • Internationa humanitarian Law
  • International criminal Law
  • State making, state building and state theory
  • Indicators in Global Governance
  • Autonomous Weapons Systems

Current Research Projects

Nehal is currently leading (with Dr. Gaby Umbach) a research project funded by the Global Governance Program on Global Governance by Indicators, and is commencing a new project on Autonomous Weapons Systems and International Law. His other major project examines the relationship between state theory and state-making, and the relationship between state theory, international law and sovereignty.


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