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Luigi Daniele

Senior Lecturer

Nottingham Law School

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Dr. Luigi Daniele (Ph.D. Nottingham Trent University and University of the Studies of Naples Federico II) is Module Leader in Laws of Armed Conflict (LLB), Comparative Law (LLB), Public International and Humanitarian Law (LLM), and International, European and Comparative Law (DL) at Nottingham Law School.

Career overview

Luigi teaches and researches in International Humanitarian Law and International Criminal Law at Nottingham Trent University. He holds a joint Ph.D. awarded by Nottingham Trent University and the 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 (ICL), International Humanitarian Law (IHL), Critical and International Legal Theory, Penal Theory, and Supranational Criminology.

He has completed his joint Ph.D. (in co-tutelle with the University of Naples Federico II) with a thesis titled 'Indiscriminate Attacks as Jus in Bello Violations' comparing the ICL and IHL legal frameworks and enquiring into the existing gaps in coverage between Humanitarian Law and the conduct enshrined in Art.8 of the 1998 Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. 

He has published contributions in Italian and English about the proposal to codify an international crime of ecocide, the international criminal relevance of the conduct of hostilities in the Israel/Palestine conflict, the contrasts between the human right to freedom of expression and the criminal law of genocide denial, and about the right to boycott to campaign against widespread and systematic violations of human rights and humanitarian law.

Luigi is a member of the ESIL (European Society of International Law) and of the NLS 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 military law enforcement systems and the use of administrative detentions in militarily occupied territories.

Luigi has co-established a collaborative research network involving academics from several European and Middle-Eastern Universities, senior officials from specialised NGOs, and field research in Palestine and Israel, and he is currently an associate member of the advisory board on administrative detention in occupied territories established at the Law School of the Edge Hill University.


H. Alberro - L. Daniele,  Ecocide: Why Establishing a New International Crime Would be a Step Towards Interspecies Justice, 29 June 2021, The Conversation.

L. Daniele - T. Mariniello, Note a Margine dell'Operazione 'Guardiano delle Mura', Parte II. La Costruzione Contra Legem delle Strutture Civili di Gaza  Come Obiettivi Militari, 29 June 2021, Italian Society of International Law (blog, and Journal - forthcoming).

L. Daniele - T. Mariniello, Note a Margine dell'Operazione 'Guardiano delle Mura', Parte I. Le Ombre del Dibattito Italiano su Gaza e Sheikh Jarrah, alla Luce del Diritto Internazionale, 25 June 2021, Italian Society of International Law (blog, and Journal - forthcoming).

La CPI Autorizza in Appello l'Indagine sui Possibili Crimini Commessi in Afghanistan (e in Europa) Durante la 'War on Terror', 28 april 2020, Italian Society of International Law (blog, and Journal - forthcoming).

‘Imprisoning’ Self-Determination–The Israeli Military Law Enforcement System in the West Bank and Its Relevance for the ICC, Opinio Juris, ICC and Palestine Symposium, 7 February 2020.

The International Criminal Court between Human Rights and Realpolitik in G. Oberleitner (Ed.), International Human Rights Institutions, Tribunals and Courts, Springer (October 2018), 355 - 376.

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 October 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, September 2016, Nottingham Law Journal, Vol. 25, 2016, 141 - 152.

La Palestina aderisce alla Corte Penale Internazionale: e ora? 9 Jan 2015, Italian Society of International Law (Blog, and Journal, 393 - 401).

Margine criminale a Gaza (with E. De Franco and L. Morgantini) 1 ott 2014, Il Manifesto (Newspaper article).

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Press expertise

- International Humanitarian Law

- International Criminal Law

- Israel/Palestine conflict and International Law

- Ecocide (international crime proposal)

- Freedom of Expression