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Luigi Daniele

Senior Lecturer

Nottingham Law School

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Academic Division Nottingham Law School staff


Luigi Daniele (LL.M., Ph.D. candidate) is module leader in Laws of Armed Conflict (undergraduate final year module) at Nottingham Law School. He joined the Nottingham Law School staff faculty in October 2015 as HP Lecturer and has taught Public International and Humanitarian Law at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Career overview

Luigi is Lecturer and Doctoral researcher in International Humanitarian Law and International Criminal Law at Nottingham Trent University and University of Naples Federico II. He is a qualified barrister in Italy, specialized in Criminal Law and Human Rights.

Luigi holds qualifications from the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, the Siracusa International Institute for Criminal Justice and Human Rights, the Irish Centre for Human Rights and Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI). He also consulted as a junior expert in criminal justice and human rights for governmental and non-governmental organisations.

Research areas

Luigi’s research interests focus on International Criminal Law, International Humanitarian Law, Critical and International Legal Theory, Penal Theory, and Supranational Criminology.

He is currently working on the issue of 'Indiscriminate Attacks' in armed conflicts as jus in bello violations, comparing the ICL and IHL legal frameworks and enquiring into the existing gaps in coverage between customary war crimes and the conduct enshrined in Art.8 of the 1998 Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. He is conducting his research between NTU and the University of Naples Federico II (joint Ph.D.).

Luigi is a member of the Centre for Conflicts, Rights and Justice.

External activity

Luigi’s external research projects focus on the role of the International Criminal Court between human rights and realpolitik, the international criminal consequences of the conduct of hostilities in the Israel / Palestine conflict, and the use of administrative detentions in the Mediterranean region after the “Arab Spring”.

Following a project involving academics from several European and Middle-Eastern Universities, senior officials from specialised NGOs, and field research in Palestine and Israel, he is currently associate member of the Advisory Group on administrative detention in occupied territories established at the Law School of the Edge Hill University.


Daniele, L. – Mariniello, T. ‘The International Criminal Court between Human Rights and Realpolitik’, in G. Oberleitner (ed.), Human Rights Institutions, Tribunals and Courts: Legacy and Promise, Springer, [forthcoming, August 2018).

Daniele, L. ‘Democrazia tollerante contro “democrazia militante”. Negazionismo e libertà di espressione dalla sentenza Perinçek c. Svizzera

alla nuova (simbolica e irragionevole) aggravante nell’ordinamento italiano’, Diritto Penale Contemporaneo [forthcoming, November 2017]

Daniele, L. Penal populism and the BDS movement after Security Council Resolution 2334, Open Democracy, 30 January 2017

Daniele, L. Criminalizzazione delle lotte per la legalità internazionale: il caso del movimento ‘Boicottaggio, disinvestimento e sanzioni’ (anche alla luce della recente risoluzione 2334 del Consiglio di Sicurezza), SIDIBlog - Italian Society of International Law, 10 January 2017.

Daniele, L. ‘Disputing the Indisputable. Genocide Denial and Freedom of Expression in the Perinçek v. Switzerland (Grand Chamber) Judgement of the European Court of Human Rights’; Nottingham Law Journal, 25, 2016, pp. 141 ss.

Daniele, L. La Palestina aderisce alla Corte Penale Internazionale: e ora?, Quaderni di SIDIBlog - Italian Society of International Law, 2, 2015, pp. 393 ss.