Ginevra Le Moli

PhD candidate and Teaching Assistant, Graduate Institute Geneva

Email address: ginevra.lemoli (at)


Ginevra Le Moli is a Ph.D. candidate in International Law at the Graduate Institute of International Law and Development (IHEID), as well as a Teaching Assistant for the LLM Program in International Law. She holds a Bachelor of Laws honoured cum laude from the University of Roma Tre, an LL.M degree in International Law from the Graduate Institute (cum laude) and a Diploma in International Law from the LSE (UK).

She also collaborates with the UN OHCHR as a legal consultant and has been recently involved in the UN investigation teams for Syria and Yemen and previously, on a joint-project with the Global Migration Centre of the Graduate Institute and the OHCHR on the principle of non-refoulement in International Human Rights Law. Prior to these experiences, she worked as a legal adviser for various NGOs (Navdanya, India; Defence for Children International, Italy) and practiced law in an international law firm in Italy (Bonelli Erede) in its Litigation and Arbitration Department. Her publications have focused on international human rights law, international humanitarian law, criminal law, environmental law and institutional law.

Research interests

Her research interests fall in a broad area that could be characterized as the protection of vulnerable persons, therefore including human rights, humanitarian law, criminal law, migration law as well as environmental law and energy law.


‘Customary International Law and the Environment’, in Lavanya Rajamani and Jacqueline Peel (eds.), Oxford Handbook of International Environmental Law(2nd Edition), (forthcoming, OUP, 2019) (with Dupuy P.M. and Viñuales J.E.)

The Application of Environmental Law to Nuclear Weapons Production, Deployment and Use, Briefing Paper, Chatham House, UK (Forthcoming, October 2018)(with J.E. Viñuales);

‘The Principle of Human Dignity in International Law’, in Mads Andenas, Malgosia Fitzmaurice, Attila Tanzi, Jan Wouters (eds) General Principles and the Coherence of International Law, (forthcoming, Brill, 2018)

Peoples’ Rights and Responsibilities in the Energy Sector, Working Papers, 2018;

‘Whither the Proof? The Progressive Reversal of the Burden of Proof in Environmental Cases before International Courts and Tribunals’, Journal of International Dispute Settlement, Volume 8, Issue 4, 1 December 2017, Pages 644–672, (with Vishvanathan P., Aeri, A.)

Teaching in the field of energy law

In the LLM in International law of the Graduate Institute, Ginevra teaches tutorials for the specialized stream on ‘Protection of Vulnerable Groups’, covering main issues of public international law and, more precisely, of human rights law and environmental law. She also teaches two courses in the Summer School in International law of the University of Geneva, also covering issues related to the interaction between the protection of human rights and energy activities.

For Ginevra’s full biography, see here.