Cono Giardullo

Cono Giardullo is associate fellow within the Istituto Affari Internazionali's Eastern Europe and Eurasia programme. His current research interests include Ukraine, the rule of law reforms and the use of new technologies in the field of human rights and humanitarian law. Since 2015, he has been working for the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, and is currently involved in developing an innovative approach to the use of drones for human rights and humanitarian purposes. Previously, he worked at the EU Delegations to Kyrgyzstan and Tunisia. Cono graduated in Law at the University of Ferrara and obtained a MA in EU International Relations and Diplomacy studies from the College of Europe (Bruges). He is now attending the Master’s Programme in International Human Rights Law at University of Oxford. He is an Italian journalist since 2005. In 2012 his thesis on Italy-Libya agreements was awarded the national prize “A thesis to stop the torture” by ACAT Italy. In 2018, Cono also obtained the International Diploma in Humanitarian Assistance at Fordham University, thanks to a scholarship granted by the Besso Foundation.

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Is There a Protection Vacuum in Contested Territories?

Is There a Protection Vacuum in Contested Territories?

The issue of ‘contested territories’ has become one of the main bones of contention with regard to how the human rights legal framework addresses the violation of human rights extraterritorially. Notably in the European region, case ...
The American drone programme and the responsibility of its partners

The American drone programme and the responsibility of its partners

Since 2001, the Bush administration has taken the American drone program – to use automated weapons to kill targeted individuals outside of its own territory – to the next level, justifying it on the basis of the global War on Terror. ...