The Institute for International Legal Studies (ISGI) is an independent research centre within the Italian National Research Council (CNR). It carries out research activity in the field of International Law and European Union Law with particular focus on Disarmament, Prevention of the Arms Race in Outer Space (PAROS) and Long Term Sustainability of Space Activities, Terrorism and Non-Proliferation, Law of War and Humanitarian Law. One of its main tasks is monitoring the Italian contribution to the evolution of international law, reflected in the Italian Practice of International Law (www.prassi.cnr.it). Key areas of activity include also training and expert consultancy to national and international institutions, such as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Welfare, Health and Social Policies, the Asser Institute of the Hague, ESA, UNIDROIT and UNESCO.
Raffaele Cadin - Professor of International Law
Raffaele Cadin (Italy) is Professor of International Law at the University Sapienza of Rome and Associate Professor to the ISGI since 2008. His research focuses on the UN Security Council and its activity against threats to peace and security , including nuclear non-proliferation.
Rachele Cera - Researcher of International Law
Rachele Cera (Italy) is Researcher at the ISGI since 2005. Her main research field is energy law with a focus on nuclear law and its dual use. In the field of space law, she also studies the prevention of weaponization of outer space through the adoption of transparency and confidence building measures. She actively works on the elaboration of the Code of Conduct for Outer Space Activities, proposed by the EU.
Andrea Crescenzi - Research Fellow
Andrea Crescenzi (Italy), PhD in International Law (Sapienza University of Rome), works on non-proliferation in the sector of chemical weapons. He is also Research Fellow at the ISGI.
Valentina Della Fina - Researcher of International Law
Valentina Della Fina (Italy), PhD in Law of International Organizations, is a specialist on the United Nations (UN) and on the measures adopted by the Security Council under Chapter VII of the UN Charter to prevent threats to peace and security, including non-proliferation of WMD. She is a Senior Researcher at the ISGI, where she works on UN law and practice on the maintenance of peace and security.
Pietro Gargiulo - Professor of International Law
Pietro Gargiulo, Professor of International Law at the University of Teramo, Managing Editor of the Review “La Comunità internazionale”, is associate expert to the ISGI. His research interests concern mainly weapons of mass destruction non-proliferation, international terrorism and security issues.
Anton Giulo De Robertis - Professor of International Relations
Anton Giulio De Robertis (Italy) is Professor of International Relations at the University of Bari and senior analyst at the ISGI-CNR in Rome. He has been a consultant and Italian representative in various international institutions for security and foreign relations, such as the Atlantic Council. De Robertis is the author of several works on disarmament and international cooperation.
Guido Lenzi - Former Permanent Representative to the OSCE
Guido Lenzi, associate expert to the ISGI, served as career diplomat in Algeria, Switzerland, London and Moscow, before being involved for over twenty years in a series of multilateral diplomatic tasks, as head of the NATO Desk at the Foreign Ministry, Minister Counsellor at the Italian Mission to the UN, Director of the WEU (now EU), Institute of Security Studies in Paris and finally Permanent Representative to the OSCE in Vienna. He is actively engaged in the debate concerning disarmament, non-proliferation and regional organizations.
Sergio Marchisio - Director
Founding Director of the ISGI, Sergio Marchisio (Italy) is Full Professor of International Law at the University Sapienza of Rome. Since 2007 he is Chairman of the European Centre for Space Law (ECSL) at the European Space Agency (ESA). Member of the Italian delegation to the UNCOPUOS, he served as Chairman of the Legal Subcommittee (2004-2006). Representative of the Italian government in a number of international conferences, he acts as Legal Expert of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. From 2002 to 2011 he chaired the Committee of Governmental Experts entrusted to negotiate the UNIDROIT Space Assets Protocol to the 2001 Cape Town Convention. Italian delegate to the CODUN EU’s Council, in 2010 he was appointed as Member of the Task Force of the EEAS-EU on the draft Code of Conduct for Space Activities.
Ilja Richard Pavone - Researcher of International Law
Ilja Richard Pavone (Italy), PhD in International Law at the University Sapienza of Rome (2005), joined the ISGI as Research Fellow in 2006. His activities focus on Nuclear Disarmament and Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), the EU Non-Proliferation Clause, the New NATO’s Strategic Concept, the START III. He is responsible of a joined project with Landau Network-Centro Volta on NBC disarmament and arms control matters. Currently, he is writing his second monograph on Disarmament and Limitation of Nuclear Weapons in International and European Law.
Carlo Trezza - Ambassador
Carlo Trezza (Italy), associate expert to the ISGI, career diplomatic, is former Permanent Representative of Italy at the UN Conference on Disarmament. Representative of the EU Presidency on Disarmament and Non-Proliferation, Special Envoy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Disarmament, Non-Proliferation and Arms Control, Diplomatic Counsellor of the Defence Ministry, Counsellor on International Affairs of the “Centro Alti Studi Difesa”, Member of the Advisory Board of the UN Secretary General for Issues of Disarmament and President of the Board in 2010.