Professor Serena Forlati

University of Ferrara

Serena Forlati is associate professor of International Law at the Department of Law, University of Ferrara. Co-convener of the ESIL Interest Group on International Courts and Tribunals. Founding member and co-coordinator of MaCrO – Interdisciplinary Research Centre on Mafia and Other Forms of Organized crime, Department of Law, University of Ferrara. Her current research interests focus on international courts and tribunals (specifically on international procedure), International Human Rights Law and its interaction with International Criminal Law. Current projects include studies on The Role of the International Court of Justice in the Identification of General Principles of Procedure and Non-Compliance as a ‘Failure’ of International  Courts (with Paula Almeida); and an edited collection on universal civil jurisdiction (with Pietro Franzina).  She holds a Law Degree (University of Florence), LLM (College of Europe, Bruges), PhD (University of Rome-La Sapienza); formerly a member of the Italian bar, she was post-doc and research fellow at the University of Florence and teaching assistant in International Law at the Universities of Siena and Venice.