Piergiuseppe Parisi holds a PhD in International Studies from the School of International Studies (University of Trento). His dissertation focuses on the impact and effectiveness of Human Rights Council-mandated commissions of inquiry in the Israeli-Palestinian context. During his PhD, Piergiuseppe held visiting fellowships at the University College London - UCL (UK), the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel) and the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law - University of Cambridge (UK). He has conducted extensive fieldwork across Israel and Palestine and presented his research at international conferences.
He is currently a Research Associate at the Centre for Applied Human Rights - University of York (UK), where he carries out research on environmental human rights defenders, and an Associate Lecturer at York Law School - University of York (UK), where he teaches international human rights. Previously, he was a Research Assistant and Project Manager for the MELA (Memory Laws in European and Comparative Perspectives) project, a four-nation, EU-sponsored research consortium working on the relationship between law and memory.
Piergiuseppe holds an LLM in Legal Studies from the London South Bank University (UK) and a combined BA and MA in Law (Transnational and European Law curriculum) from the University of Trento (Italy). He has interned at the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court and at REDRESS, a London-based NGO working with victims of torture around the globe. He currently serves as Advocacy Director of the Colombian Caravana. a UK-based charity supporting human rights lawyers at risk in Colombia.
Piergiuseppe's research interests include international human rights law and practice, human rights fact-finding and monitoring mechanisms, human rights strategic litigation, human rights and environmental defence, protection and relocation standards and practices for human rights defenders, law and memory.
Piergiuseppe can be contacted at: piergiuseppe.parisi [at] york.ac.uk