Luigi teaches and researches in International Humanitarian Law and International Criminal Law at Nottingham Trent University. He holds a joint Ph.D. awarded by Nottingham Trent University and the University of Naples Federico II. He is a qualified barrister in Italy, specialized in Criminal Law and Human Rights.
Luigi holds qualifications from the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, the Siracusa International Institute for Criminal Justice and Human Rights, the Irish Centre for Human Rights and Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI).
Luigi’s research interests focus on International Criminal Law (ICL), International Humanitarian Law (IHL), Critical and International Legal Theory, Penal Theory, and Supranational Criminology.
He has completed his joint Ph.D. with a thesis titled 'Indiscriminate Attacks as Jus in Bello Violations' comparing the ICL and IHL legal frameworks and enquiring into the existing gaps in coverage between Humanitarian Law and the conduct enshrined in Art.8 of the 1998 Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.
He has published contributions in Italian and English about the international criminal relevance of the conduct of hostilities in the Israel/Palestine conflict, the contrasts between the human right to freedom of expression and the criminal law of genocide denial, and about the right to boycott to campaign against widespread and systematic violations of human rights and humanitarian law.
Luigi is a member of the ESIL (European Society of International Law) and of the NLS Centre for Rights and Justice.