Lorenzo Gasbarri is Visiting Professor at the Department of Legal Studies. His research focuses on public international law, the law of international organizations, and human rights law. Lorenzo's first book, The Concept of an International Organization in International Law, was published in 2021 by Oxford University Press in the series Oxford Monographs in International Law and it is currently being translated into Chinese, to be published by China Social Science Press. The book provides a novel categorization of the existing views and notions of how international organizations are conceptualized in international law, and elaborates an original theory of their nature. He has also published numerous papers in leading journals, such as the European Journal of International Law and the International Organizations Law Review. His article 'The Notion of Institutional Practice in United Nations Law', published in 2021 by the Max Planck Yearbook of United Nation Law, received the 2022 SIDI Prize, awarded by the Italian Society of International Law.
Lorenzo previously worked at Bocconi University, University College London, and the University of Helsinki. He held visiting positions at the centre of excellence iCourts (University of Copenhagen) and at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law. He is a junior editor of Oxford International Organizations and a convener of the interest group on international organizations of the European Society of International Law. Lorenzo has earned degrees from the University of Milan, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, and the University of Florence.
The Concept of an International Organization in International Law (Oxford University Press 2021)
Articles and Book Chapters
'The Notion of Institutional Practice in United Nations Law' (2021) 24 Max Planck Yearbook of United Nations Law 3 (Premio SIDI 2022)
‘(Meta) Grotian Moment: International Organizations and the Rapid Formation of Customary International Law’ (2022) 43/1 Grotiana 113
‘On the Benefit of Reinventing the Wheel: The Notion of Single Internationally Wrongful Act’ (2020) 31-4 European Journal of International Law 1223
‘Beyond the Either-Or Paradigm’ in S. Droubi and J. d’Aspremont (eds), International Organizations, Non-State Actors, and The Formation of Customary International Law, Melland Schill Perspectives on International Law (Manchester University Press, 2020)
‘Courtspeak: A Method to Read the Argumentative Structure Employed by the International Court of Justice in its Judgments and Advisory Opinions’ in Armin von Bogdandy, Helene Ruiz Fabri, Ingo Venzke, André Nunes (ed), International Judicial Legitimacy. New Voices and Approaches (NOMOS Verlag, 2020) also published as iCourts Working Paper Series No. 113
‘The International Legal Responsibility of the OSCE’ in Anne Peters, Mateja Platise and Carolyn Moser (ed), Revisiting the Legal Status of the OSCE (Cambridge University Press, 2019). Also published as Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law & International Law (MPIL) Research Paper No. 2018-35.
‘The Dual Legality of the Rules of International Organizations’ (2017) 14/1 International Organizations Law Review 87