The Roma Tre Unit will review the rights, obligations and legal responsibility of “external actors” intervening on the territory struck by the catastrophe and the role of international law in defining the mandate of international relief operations and the practical limits to their action. As a starting point, the research will analyse the topic of humanitarian access by third actors and the possible relevance of the Responsibility to Protect doctrine. Looking at the operative aspects of relief operations, the attention will focus, inter alia, on: a) regulatory obstacles in the managing of relief items; b) the status of personnel deployed in humanitarian operations; c) civil-military cooperation and the use of armed forces in relief action; d) the emerging role of Private Security Companies; e) the funding of relief operations. The Unit will also explore the issue of third actor responsibility for wrongful acts committed during these activities. The Roma Tre Unit is coordinated by dr. Giulio Bartolini, but also profits of the contribution of dr. Mirko Sossai and dr. Tommasi Natoli. Please click on the links below to be directed to their personal page.

Giulio Bartolini



Mirko Sossai


Tommaso Natoli