Mirko Sossai

sossaimirko.sossai@uniroma3.it

Via ostiense 139, 00154 Rome, Italy

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Mirko Sossai is Assistant Professor of international law at the Department of Law, University ‘Roma Tre’, Italy. Previously, he was research fellow at the LUISS Guido Carli University in Rome. He was member of the Management Team of PRIV-WAR (Regulating privatisation of “war”: the role of the EU in assuring the compliance with international humanitarian law and human rights), a research project funded by the European Union 7th Framework Program (2008–11). He published a monograph in Italian on the prevention of terrorism in international law and edited with Christine Bakker the book ‘Multilevel Regulation of Military and Security Contractors: the Interplay between International, European, and Domestic norms’ (2012). He presented papers at the inaugural Conference of the European Society of International Law, at the ASIL/ESIL research forum in Helsinki and more recently at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law.

Publications:

Books:

La prevenzione del terrorismo nel diritto internazionale [the prevention of terrorism in international law] (Turin, Giappichelli, 2012)

Edited with C. Bakker, Multilevel Regulation of Military and Security Contractors: the Interplay between International, European, and Domestic norms (Oxford & Portland OR, Hart Publishing, 2012)

 Articles:

 Article VI’, in E. Myjer, W. Krutsch,, R. Trapp (eds.), The Chemical Weapons Convention: A Commentary, Oxford, OUP, forthcoming, 2014.

The Legal Response of the Organisation of American States in Combating Terrorism’, in B. Saul (ed.), Research Handbook on Terrorism and International Law, Cheltenham, Elgar, forthcoming, 2013.

‘Conventional Weapons’, in R. Liivoja and T. McCormack (eds.), Routledge Handbook of the Law of Armed Conflict, London, Routledge, forthcoming, 2013.

‘Transparency as a Cornerstone of Disarmament and Non-proliferation Regimes’, in A. Bianchi and A. Peters (eds.), Transparency in International Law, Cambridge, CUP, forthcoming, 2013.

‘Disarmament and Non-proliferation’, in C. Henderson and N. D. White (eds.), Research Handbook on International Conflict and Security Law: Jus ad Bellum, Jus in Bello, and Jus post Bellum, Cheltenham, Elgar, 2013, 41-66.

‘Are Italian Courts Directly Bound to Give Effect to the Jurisdictional Immunities Judgment?’, XXI-2011 Italian Yearbook of International Law, 2012, 175-189.

(with C. Bakker), ‘The Role of the EU External Relations in Ensuring Compliance with Human Rights and Humanitarian Law by Private Contractors’, in C. Bakker & M. Sossai (eds.), Multilevel Regulation of Military and Security Contractors, Oxford & Portland, OR, Hart publishing, 2012, 79-103.

‘Status of PMSCs Personnel in the Law of International Armed Conflict’, in F. Francioni & N. Ronzitti (eds.), War by Contract, Oxford, OUP, 2011, 197-217.

‘Drugs as Weapons: Disarmament Treaties facing the Advances in Bio-chemistry and Non-Lethal Weapons Technology’, in 15 Journal of Conflict and Security Law, 2010, 5-24.

‘The Accountability Gap: Note sull’esercizio della giurisdizione civile e penale nei confronti dei contractors impiegati negli interrogatori’ [The Exercise of Civil and Criminal Jurisdiction over the contractors mandated with interrogation tasks], in L. Zagato & S. Pinton (a cura di), La tortura nel nuovo millennio: la reazione del diritto, Padova, 2010, 49-73.

‘Status of PMCs Personnel in the Laws of War: the Question of Direct Participation in Hostilities’, in XVIII-2008 Italian Yearbook of International Law, 2009, 89-115.

‘Esiste un rischio di riarmo chimico?’ [Does a Risk of Chemical Rearmament still Exist?], in S. Marchisio (a cura di), La crisi del disarmo nel diritto internazionale, Atti del Convegno SIDI, Editoriale scientifica, Napoli, 2009, 171-185.

‘Accesso alla Corte europea dei diritti dell’uomo per violazioni compiute dalle forze armate degli Stati contraenti all’estero’ [Access to the European Court of Human Rights for Violations committed by State Parties’ Troops Abroad], in F. Francioni, M. Gestri, N. Ronzitti, T. Scovazzi (a cura di), Accesso alla giustizia nel diritto internazionale e comunitario, Giuffré, Milano, 2008, 197-232.

‘Immunità della Santa Sede e dell’Ordine di Malta’ [Immunity of the Holy See and the Order of Malta from Civil Jurisdiction], in N. Ronzitti e G. Venturini (a cura di), Le immunità giurisdizionali dello Stato e degli altri enti internazionali, Collana del dipartimento di scienze giuridiche della LUISS “Guido Carli”, CEDAM, Padova, 2008, 205-215.

‘EU Counter-Terrorism Action and Due-Process Guarantees’, in AA. VV. International Terrorism and Changes in International Law, Thomson-Aranzadi, Pamplona, 2007, 227-292.

‘Il crimine di “terrore”: il caso Galic’ [The Crime of Terror: the Galic Case], in G. Calvetti, T. Scovazzi (a cura di), Il Tribunale per la ex-Iugoslavia: attività svolta e il suo prossimo scioglimento, Giuffrè Editore, Milano, 2007, 205-221.

‘La disciplina dei materiali e dei prodotti nucleari nella lotta internazionale al terrorismo’ [The Legal Discipline of Nuclear Materials in the International Fight against Terrorism], in M. L. Picchio Forlati (a cura di), Controllo degli armamenti e lotta al terrorismo tra NATO, Nazioni Unite e Unione europea, CEDAM, Padova, 2007, 251-274.

‘The Anti-terrorism Dimension of the European Security and Defence Policy’ in N. White, M. Trybus, (eds.) European Security Law, OUP, Oxford, 2007, 157-173.

‘L’esecuzione della sentenza Avena negli Stati Uniti’ [The Implementation of the Avena Case in the US], in Rivista di diritto internazionale, 2006, 423-447.

 ‘The Internal Conflict in Colombia and the Fight against Terrorism: UN Security Council Res.1465 (2003) and Further Developments’, in 3 Journal of International Criminal Justice, 2005, 253-267.