Alessandra Spadaro

Universitair docent
Internationaal en Europees Recht

Dr. Alessandra Spadaro is Assistant Professor of Public International Law at Utrecht University. She specializes in international humanitarian law, international human rights law, international criminal law, and their intersection. Her research has been published or is forthcoming in leading journals, edited volumes, and widely read international law blogs.

Dr. Spadaro obtained her Ph.D. in international law from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva in 2021, with a thesis on detention by armed groups. At the Graduate Institute, during and after her PhD, she was affiliated to a research project on autonomous weapons, as part of which she co-created and co-hosted a podcast series. During her Ph.D., Alessandra Spadaro also served as a teaching assistant at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights and as a research assistant at the University of Geneva. In 2019, she spent a semester conducting research at Harvard Law School.

Dr. Spadaro holds a law degree from Bocconi University in Milan. She previously worked at the International Labour Organization and for a defence team at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.