Paola Gaeta profile


Spoken languages
Italian, French, English
Areas of expertise
  • Armed conflicts, violence
  • Human rights
  • International courts and tribunals
  • International humanitarian law
  • International criminal law
  • International law (public, private)
  • Terrorism, crime



PhD, European University Institute, Florence

From 1998 to 2007, Paola Gaeta was consecutively Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Professor of International Law at the University of Florence. In 2007, she became Professor of International Criminal Law at the University of Geneva and Director of the LL.M. in International Humanitarian Law at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights. Paola Gaeta then joined the Graduate Institute in February 2010 as Adjunct Professor, and led the Geneva Academy from 2010 to 2014.

Her principal areas of expertise include, amongst others, international criminal law, international immunity law and conflicts of jurisdiction in criminal matters.

Paola Gaeta is currently Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of International Criminal Justice and previously of the European Journal of International Law. Her recent publications include The 1949 Geneva Conventions. A Commentary (co-editor, with Andrew Clapham and Marco Sassòli, forthcoming 2015); The Oxford Handbook of International Law in Armed Conflict (co-editor, with Andrew Clapham, 2014); the third and updated edition of Cassese’s International Criminal Law (with Antonio Cassese and others, 2013); The UN Genocide Convention. A Commentary (editor, 2009); and The Statute of the International Criminal Court: A Commentary (co-editor with A. Cassese and J. R.W.D. Jones, 2001).

Paola Gaeta
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