Romina Pezzot

Romina Edith Pezzot

PhD Researcher in International Law
Spoken languages
Spanish, English, French, Italian
Areas of expertise
  • International humanitarian law
  • International Environmental Law and Climate Change
  • International Criminal Law and Transitional Justice
  • Public International Law
  • Use of Force
  • Climate Change

PhD Thesis


Title: Rethinking Military action in times of climate change

PhD Supervisor & Co-supervisor: Andrew Clapham and Jorge Viñuales

Expected completion date: 2025

The thesis explores how International Climate Change Law impacts the military actions of States and International Organizations, from a sustainable perspective.



"Romina is a PhD Candidate in International Law and Teaching Assistant at the Geneva Graduate Institute. Her research interests range from general international law, international humanitarian law, international environmental law and climate change, international criminal law, transitional justice and armed groups. Her doctoral research focuses on the use of force, climate change and international humanitarian law. 

Prior to starting her doctoral studies, Romina graduated as a lawyer at the University of Buenos Aires, and later got a Master’s degree in International Law from the Geneva Graduate Institute. "

Academic Work experience

Teaching experience

Lectured PIL, IHL and ICL for undergraduate students at the UBA.

Teaching Assistant for the Applied Research Project Program (Environmental and Sustainable Track) assigned to the ‘Environmental and Sustainability Track’ of the Applied Research Projects Programme at the IHEID.


Research Interests

  • Use of force and climate change
  • IHL
  • Climate change and environmental law. 


ICRC Review, 105 (923), 1071–1091., “IHL in the era of climate change: The application of the UN climate change regime to belligerent occupations”. Available at: 

Armed Groups and International Law Blog, “The respect and implementation of the right to the truth by armed non-state actors”, (2022) available at: 




  • Lecturer of public international law
  • International humanitarian law and international criminal law at the University of Buenos Aires