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Francesco Francioni

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Emeritus Professor

fotoFrancioniChair of International Law (Professore Ordinario), Siena Law Faculty (1980-2003). EUI contract started in 2003.



External Positions

  • Member (associate) of the Institut de Droit International
  • Member of the American Law Institute
  • Member of the Italian Delegation to International Diplomatic Conferences
  • Consultant for UNESCO in several norm setting initiatives
  • Judge ad hoc at the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, Hamburg
  • Arbiter, Permanent Court of arbitration, The Hague
  • Editor (with A, Vrdoljak) of the Oxford University Press Series “Cultural Heritage Law and Policy

Contact Details

Tel. [+39] 055 4686 536 / 577

Email: [email protected]

Administrative Assistance: [email protected]

Postal address: Law Department | Via Bolognese 156 | 50139 Florence - Italy (Villa Salviati, Castello - Office SACA 208)

Working Languages: Italian, French, English, Spanish

Edited Journals

Research Interests

  • International Law
  • International Human Rights
  • International Environmental Law
  • Cultural Heritage Law
  • European Union Law and International law

Current Research Projects

  • TRANSWORLD, Redefining the Transatlantic Relationship and its Role in Global Governance, FP7 Project coordinated by the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI), Rome
  • Cultural Heritage and International Law (external funding under the PRIN (Progetti di Ricerca di Interesse Nazionale) project 2008-2010)
  • PRIV-WAR Privatization of War: Human Rights and the Regulation of Private Military Contractors (external funding under the EU FP7 Theme 8)
  • Institution Building in the Area of Environmental Protection
  • Access to Justice as a Human Right
  • Conservation and Sustainable Management of Cultural Heritage of European Coastal and Maritime Areas
  • The Contribution of International Law to the Reduction of Economic Inequality and Social Exclusion
  • Reconciling International Law on State Immunity with Domestic Constitutional Principles and Access to Justice 

Selected Publications


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