Mauro Gatti


Department of Legal Studies, via Zamboni 22, 40126 Bologna, Italy

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Mauro Gatti is a postdoctoral researcher in EU Law and a teaching assistant of international law at the Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna. His research agenda includes EU external action law, EU institutional law, European disaster response law and human rights law.

He holds a joint PhD in EU Law from the University of Bologna and the University of Strasbourg. He has also worked as a trainee for the European Commission (DG Europeaid) in 2011, where he provided legal advice on development cooperation policy.

Mauro Gatti is currently drafting, on behalf of the Italian Red Cross, a comprehensive study report on Italian and European disaster law, which seeks to assist the Italian government to strengthen its legal preparedness for the facilitation and regulation of international assistance.



Refereed Journal Articles

“Diplomats at the Bar – The European External Action Service before EU Courts.” European Law Review (accepted for publication)

External Representation of the European Union in the Conclusion of International Agreements.” Common Market Law Review 49 (October 2012): 1703-1733 (with P. Manzini)

Book Chapters

Coherence vs. Conferred Powers? The Case of the European External Action Service.” In The EU After Lisbon: Amending or Coping with the Existing Treaties?, eds. Lucia Serena Rossi and Federico Casolari. London: Springer, 2014, pp. 241-265

Autonomy of Religious Organisations in the ECHR and EU Law.” In Fundamental Rights in Europe and China Between Identities and Universalism, eds. Lucia Serena Rossi and Giacomo di Federico. Naples: Editoriale Scientifica, 2013, pp. 132-153

The Role of the European External Action Service in the External Dimension of the Area of Freedom Security and Justice.” In La dimension extérieure de l’Espace de liberté, sécurité et de justice¸ eds. Catherine Flaesch-Mougin and Lucia Serena Rossi. Brussels: Bruylant, 2013. 171-193

Web-based Publications

Who Do I Call if I Want to Give Europe a Nobel Prize?” EJIL Talk!, European Journal of International Law,, 2012

Looking for a New Global Player? Watch out for the European Union.” E-International Relations. October 2012,

Case Notes

Introductory note to judgement “Mouvement Raëlien Suisse v. Switzerland (Eur. Ct. H.R.).” International Legal Materials 51 (January 2012): 925-971

Manuscripts in Submission 

IDRL in Italy: A Study on Strengthening Legal Preparedness for International Disaster Response, International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies,

“The Log in Your Eye – Is Europe’s External Promotion of Religious Freedom Consistent with Its Internal Policies?”, Paper Presented at the Conference ‘European Union in International Affairs IV”, Brussels, 22-24 May 2014.