Gian Luca Burci

Gian Luca BURCI

Academic Advisor, Global Health Centre
Spoken languages
English, Italian
Areas of expertise
  • International law (public, private)
  • International organisations, UN



Gian Luca Burci was named Adjunct Professor at the Institute in 2012. He has served in the Legal Office of the World Health Organization since 1998 and has been appointed Legal Counsel in 2005. Professor Burci previously served as Legal Officer at the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna and in the United Nations Secretariat in New York for nearly a decade. At the Institute he has taught in the joint LLM in Global Health Law and International Institutions programme in partnership with Georgetown University. He holds a post graduate degree in law from the Università degli Studi di Genova, Italy. His areas of expertise are in international law and international organisations as well as governance and law related to international health.




  • Gian Luca Burci, Claude-Henri Vignes, "The World Health Organization", (Kluwer Law International, The Hague, 2004).
  • Gian Luca Burci, Riikka Koskenmaki, "Human Rights Implications of Governance Responses to Public Health Emergencies: The Case of Major Infectious Disease Outbreaks", in A. CLAPHAM & M. ROBINSON (eds.), Realizing the Right to Health (Zurich, Rüffer & Rub, 2009), pp. 346-358.
  • “Public/Private Partnerships in the Public Health Sector” , in International Organization Law Review (2009), pp. 359-382
  • “The Maintenance of International Peace and Security by the United Nations: Actions by the Security Council Under Chapter VII of the Charter”, in Prospects for Reform of the United Nations System (Milano, Italy, Giuffrè, 1993), pp. 123-157
  • “United Nations Peace-Keeping Operations in Situations of Internal Conflict: Some Legal Problems”, in T.SELLERS (ed.), State Sovereignty, Human Rights and Self-Determination of Peoples (Berg, London 1996), pp. 232-272
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