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Prof. Francesco Francioni

Francesco Francioni (Doctor of Laws, Florence, and LLM, Harvard) is Professor Emeritus of international law at the European University Institute, Florence and Professor of international law at LUISS University, Rome. He is a member (associate) of the Institut de Droit International, a member of the Editorial Board of the International Spectator and of the Italian YBK of International Law, as well as General Editor (with A. Vrdoljak) of the Oxford University Press Series “Cultural Heritage Law and Policy”. He has been a member of the Italian delegation in numerous international negotiations and diplomatic conferences, as well as President of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee. Recently he was appointed Judge ad hoc in the UN Tribunal of the Law of the Sea as well as Arbitrator at the Permanent Court of Arbitration (The Hague). His recent publications include: War by Contract (OUP 2011 with N. Ronzitti); “Public and Private in the International Protection of Global Public Goods”, European J. Int. L. (2012); Enforcing International Cultural Heritage Law (OUP 2013 with J. Gordely); and The EU, the US and Global Environmental Governance (Ashgate 2014 with C. Bakker).