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Nehal Bhuta

Director of Graduate Studies

Professor of Public International Law

NehalBHUTA2-Cropped-175x185Appointed in September 2012. Contract renewed until August 2020. 

Nehal Bhuta is Professor of Public International Law. He is also a co-director of the Academy of European Law.  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 edits, with Anthony Pagden and Benjamin Straumann, the 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.

Supervision Interests

"I have wide-ranging supervision interests, including international law, international human rights, international criminal law, international humanitarian law, the history and theory of international law, and socio-legal approaches to International Law. I encourage theoretical and interdisciplinary projects"

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 co-led the Global Governance Program's research project on Global Governance by Indicators, which resulted in the Palgrave Handbook on Indicators in Global Governance. From 2012-2015, he led a project on autonomous weapons system co-funded by the EUI's Research Council and the Thyssen Foundation, and which led to the publication in August 2016 of the volume, Autonomous Weapons System: Law, Ethics, Policy. He is currently completing a monograph on the concept of the state in Grotius, Pufendorf and Vattel, for publication by Columbia University Press.

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)


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