The Core Crimes cluster deals with the most serious violations of international law, which are of concern to the international community as a whole. These include the so called crimina iuris gentium – genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and the crime of aggression – as well as any other serious violation of human rights perpetrated by(or otherwise attributable to) a State, even if committed outside the framework of a widespread or systematic attack against a civilian population. The cluster studies the definition of those crimes and the legal instruments enacted to ensure their repression by national, international and hybrid tribunals.
The subject lends itself to interdisciplinary reflection, involving scholars from different fields (philosophy of law, international law, criminal law and criminal procedure). The cluster benefits from the well-established collaboration between the Department of Law and the Italian Ministry of Defence, and in particular with the Office of Legal Affairs of the Air Operations Command in Poggio Renatico.
The activity of the Core Crimes cluster includes the organization of workshops, round tables and scientific seminars; educational initiatives for students and military and civilian personnel of the Ministry of Defence; the drafting of opinions and studies commissioned by third parties and the elaboration of amicus curiae, also in the framework of the legal clinic.
- Alessandra Annoni
- Alfonso Ariu
- Alessandro Bernardi
- Gianmarco Bondi
- Jacopo Della Valentina
- Ester di Napoli
- Francesco Elia
- Khrystyna Gavrysh
- Muhammad Imran Khan
- Mariangela La Manna
- Triestino Mariniello
- Anna Francesca Masiero
- Baldassare Pastore
- Francesco Rossi
- Francesco Salerno
- Laura Salvadego
A conference on environmental protection in armed conflicts
The path towards accountability for international crimes in Syria
La repressione dei crimini contro l'umanità in Italia: il caso Condor
Inaugural event of the Core crimes cluster, in the framework of the course of Diritto internazionale penale militare
From East West Street to The Ratline, from Hans Frank to Lea Meriggi