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Luigi Daniele

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

Nottingham Law School

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Nottingham Law School staff


Luigi Daniele (LL.M., Ph.D. candidate) is module leader in Laws of Armed Conflict (LLB) and Public International and Humanitarian Law (LLM) at Nottingham Law School. He joined the Nottingham Law School staff faculty in September 2015 and has previously taught as HP Lecturer 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).

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 Rights and Justice.

External activity

Luigi consulted as a junior expert in criminal justice and human rights for governmental and non-governmental organisations.

His external research projects focus on 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 board on administrative detention in occupied territories established at the Law School of the Edge Hill University.


The International Criminal Court between Human Rights and Realpolitik

24 june 2018, in G. Oberleitner (Ed.), International Human Rights Institutions, Tribunals and Courts, Springer (Forthcoming, October 2018)

Enforcing Illegality: Israel's Military Justice in the West Bank.

29 nov 2017, Questions of International Law - Zoom-in 44 (2017), 21-40

Negazionismo e libertà di espressione: dalla sentenza Perinçek c. Svizzera alla nuova aggravante prevista nell'ordinamento Italiano.

12 oct 2017,   Diritto Penale Contemporaneo, 10/2017, 79 -104

Penal populism and the BDS movement after Security Council Resolution 2334.

29 gen 2017, openDemocracy (French version, Spanish version, German version)

Disputing the Indisputable. Genocide Denial and Freedom of Expression in the Perinçek v. Switzerland (Grand Chamber) Judgement of the European Court of Human Rights.

1 set 2016, Nottingham Law Journal, Vol. 25, 2016, p.141.

La Palestina aderisce alla Corte Penale Internazionale: e ora?

9 gen 2015, Italian Society of International Law (Blog - Journal).

Margine criminale a Gaza (with E. De Franco and L. Morgantini)

1 ott 2014, Il Manifesto (newspaper article).

Press expertise

  • Laws of Armed Conflicts
  • International Humanitarian Law
  • International Criminal Law