Diletta Marchesi is a PhD Fellow of the Research Foundations Flanders (FWO) at KU Leuven. In her doctoral thesis, she aims to shed light on the interpretation of the war crimes of denying judicial guarantees and discusses international criminal law’s role in the protection of fair trial rights. At KU Leuven, she is teaching assistant and researcher involved in other research projects dealing with criminal justice and human rights. Since 2020, Diletta has been admitted to the bar in Italy. She was a rapporteur for the Oxford Reports on International Law in the field of International Human Rights Law (2021–2023). She has been trained as a lawyer at the European Court of Human Rights (2016), at the International Criminal Court’s Office of the Prosecutor (2016) and in law firms in Italy (2017–2018). In 2022, she was invited as visiting professional to provide legal advice on the war crime of sentencing and execution without due process by the Al Hassan defence team at the International Criminal Court. She also provides pro bono assistance to NGOs working in the field of criminal justice and human rights. She holds a combined LL.B. and LL.M. from the Alma Mater Studiorum—Università di Bologna, obtained magna cum laude. Her main areas of interest are international criminal law, international humanitarian law and human rights.
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