Dr Marco Roscini

Reader in International Law at the School of Law, University of Westminster in London

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Dr. Marco Roscini is Reader in International Law at the School of Law of the University of Westminster in London. He has a PhD in international law from the University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’. Marco specialises in the laws of war and nuclear disarmament law. His book on nuclear weapon-free zones is so far the only book that comprehensively analyses this topic from an international law perspective. He is also the co-editor of Non-proliferation Law as a Special Regime (Cambridge University Press, 2012). His scholarship has appeared or is forthcoming in important peer-reviewed journals, including International and Comparative Law Quarterly, Journal of International Criminal Justice, Israel Law Review, Leiden Journal of International Law, Chinese Journal of International Law, Netherlands International Law Review, Max Planck Yearbook of United Nations Law, Heidelberg Journal of International Law, Revue générale de droit international public, as well as in several edited books. You can download his research here.

Before joining the University of Westminster, Marco was a Research Fellow at the University of Verona School of Law in Italy and lectured on War Law at UCL, King's College London and Queen Mary University of London. He collaborated with the International Justice Project at the International Secretariat of Amnesty International, for which he prepared extensive commentaries on the implementation of the International Criminal Court’s Statute in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and in Italy. In 2002, Marco was awarded a German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) grant for a research stay at the Max-Planck Institut für ausländisches öffentliches Recht und Völkerrecht, Heidelberg. He is currently the holder of a prestigious Leverhulme Research Fellowship to conduct his research on cyber warfare.

Marco is a member of the International Law Association (ILA)’s Committee on Nuclear Weapons, Non-proliferation and Contemporary International Law and of the European Union Non-proliferation Consortium. In January 2009, he was appointed a member of the Peer Review College of the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), one of the main funders of academic research in the UK, for the period 2010-2013. He is also a peer reviewer in Italy’s eValuation of Quality of Research Exercise 2004-2010 and is in the Editorial Board of several scientific journals.

You can follow Marco on Twitter at @marcoroscini.