Margherita Melillo

Margherita Melillo

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margherita.melillo@mpi.lu

Margherita Melillo is a Research Fellow at the Department of International Law and Dispute Resolution. She completed her undergraduate studies in Italy, obtaining a law degree from Università di Pisa (2014), and a diploma from Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (2015). She then pursued an LL.M. at the European University Institute in Florence (2016), where she is now enrolled as a PhD candidate.
 
Margherita was a visiting scholar at Columbia Law School (United States) in the autumn term of 2016, and participated at the PhD summer school organised by ICourts (Denmark) in the summer of 2016. During her undergraduate studies, Margherita interned at the United Nations in Geneva and in New York, and was an Erasmus student at Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas. Furthermore, she practiced European trade and competition law in a law firm in Brussels (Belgium), and has been admitted to the Italian bar.

Margherita’s thesis focuses on the role of evidence in the international law on tobacco control. Specifically, it investigates how the evidence on the effectiveness of tobacco control measures has been used in international law-making (in the negotiations for the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, and later of its guidelines), and then challenged in the disputes before international investment and trade tribunals.