Dr Marta Bo is a postdoctoral researcher at the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies. She is also a researcher at the Asser Institute (The Hague) and member of the board of the Antonio Cassese Initiative. For the Antonio Cassese Initiative, Marta has developed, coordinated and implemented capacity-building and training projects in international and transnational criminal law, international humanitarian law and human rights law.
Marta is a qualified lawyer and she has acquired various work experience in international criminal tribunals (ICC and ICTY) and NGOs (International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute, Peace and Justice Initiative and Antonio Cassese Initiative). She holds a Master’s degree in Law from the University of Bologna and an LL.M. in Public International Law from the University of Leiden. She completed her PhD in International Law (2015) at the University of Genova on the topic of human rights violations in the practice concerning the arrest and prosecution of pirates.
She has lectured at several universities, including the University of Amsterdam, the University of Pavia and Bocconi University (Milan). She has published on international and transnational criminal law, law of the sea and human rights. Her current research focuses on criminal responsibility for war crimes committed with the use of autonomous weapon systems (LAWS and War Crimes Project).