Annalisa Creta

Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Piazza Martiri della Libertà 33,  56127 Pisa, Italy

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Annalisa Creta is a research fellow at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna of Pisa where she focuses on issues related to civilian crisis management, with a particular emphasis on training related matters. There, she is responsible for the management of a research project on “Training civilians for peace support operation: moving toward an harmonized approach” and she deals with programs related to Mentoring and Advising (M&A). She also cooperates with the International Training Programme for Conflict Management (ITPCM) of the Scuola (www.

PhD in Public International Law from the Scuola Sant’Anna, she also holds a European Master’s degree in Human Rights and Democratization from the EIUC, Venice – Italy and graduated in Political Sciences at the University of Pisa.

Before joining the International Training Programme for Conflict Management (ITPCM)  in 2008, Annalisa worked for several years as a human rights officer in the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) where she dealt with human rights policy issues, anti-discrimination issues, HRBA, result-based programming and programme monitoring and evaluation. She also worked as a consultant for various UN agencies and the Italian MFA on human rights related issues.

Annalisa is author of various publications in the field of human rights and peace & security and has participated as observer to various missions of electoral observation and has undertaken various fact-finding country visits with the human rights special procedures and mechanisms she was servicing while at OHCHR.


* CRETA A., A (human) right to humanitarian assistance in disaster situations? Surveying Public International Law – in A. de Guttry et al. (eds.), International Disaster Response Law, T.M.C. Asser Press / Springer, 2012, pp. 353-379.

* CRETA A., PIROZZI N., L’Italia nelle missioni civili dell’UE: criticità e prospettive. La formazione ed il reclutamento del personale civile, in Quaderni IAI n. 35 p.37 ss.

* CRETA A., Hostages in their own land: which protection for Afghan IDPs during Operation Enduring Freedom?, in de Guttry A. (Ed.), Oltre la reazione, Complessità e limiti nella guerra al terrorismo internazionale dopo l’11 settembre,  pp. 293-321, ETS Ed., Pisa, 2003.

* CRETA A., The Special Court for Sierra Leone: ‘a treaty-based sui generis court’ , in de Guttry A. (Ed), Le Nuove Sfide nella Protezione Internazionale dei Diritti dell’Uomo. Tutela e promozione dei diritti umani alla luce dei recenti sviluppi del diritto internazionale,pp.185 – 223, ETS Ed., Pisa, 2002.

* CRETA A., Recent Trends in the International Protection of Internally Displaced Persons in Creta A., Houriname M., Jansen R., Sandlund A., Zidar A., European Master’s Degree in Human Rights and Democratization – Awarded Theses of the Academic Year 1998/1999, pp.11-90, Marsilio Ed., Venezia, 2001