Romina Pezzot

Romina Edith Pezzot

PhD Researcher in International Law
Spoken languages
Spanish, English, French, Italian
Areas of expertise
  • Public International Law
  • International humanitarian law
  • International criminal 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 and researcher in International Law at the Graduate Institute. Her doctoral research focuses on IHL, the use of force and climate change.

Before starting her doctoral studies in Geneva, she lectured PIL, IHL and ICL for undergraduate law students at several universities in Argentina, and she law clerked in a Federal Criminal Court in Buenos Aires. Once in Geneva, she was legal assistant of one of the members of the UN International Law Commission and did an internship in Geneva Call.

Her research interests range from PIL, IHL, ICL, IHRL, International Environmental Law, Climate Change, to transitional justice process, peace-building, and armed groups.

Romina holds a master’s degree in International Law from the Graduate Institute and a law degree from the University of Buenos Aires.


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
  • Climate chante
  • IHL