Prof Marco Sassòli


Marco Sassòli is Director of the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights since August 2018 and Professor of International Law at the University of Geneva since 2004

From 2001-2003, Marco Sassòli was professor of international law at the University of Quebec in Montreal, Canada, where he remains associate professor.
He is also associate professor at the University de Laval, Canada and chairs the board of Geneva Call, an NGO that encourages armed groups to respect international humanitarian norms. Marco Sassòli graduated as doctor of law from the University of Basel (Switzerland) and subsequently admitted to the Swiss bar.

From 1985-1997 he worked for the International Committee of the Red Cross at headquarters, inter alia as deputy head of its legal division, and in the field, inter alia as head of the ICRC delegations in Jordan and Syria and as protection coordinator for the former Yugoslavia.

During a sabbatical leave in 2011, he rejoined the ICRC as legal adviser to its delegation in Islamabad. He has also served as executive secretary of the International Commission of Jurists and as registrar at the Swiss Supreme Court.

Marco Sassòli has published on international humanitarian law, human rights law, international criminal law, the sources of international law and the responsibility of states and non-state actors.