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Humanitarian Law & Policy:
International Criminal Law, Public International Law

<p>Antonio Coco is a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Geneva, writing on &quot;Mistake of Law as a Defence in International Criminal Law.&quot; He holds an LL.M. in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights from the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights (2012) and a Laurea Magistrale in Giurisprudenza from the University of Catania, Italy (2010). His main research interests cover International Criminal Law, Public International Law, International Human Rights Law and International Humanitarian Law.</p>

<p>Antonio is a teaching assistant at the Geneva Academy. In the LL.M. programme in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, he assists Prof. Fausto Pocar for the core course on International Criminal Law, and Dr. Christopher Gosnell for the optional course on International Criminal Investigations and Trials. He also assists Dr. Guido Acquaviva, in the Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict, for the module on Criminal Repression of International Crimes.</p>

<p>Antonio has been a legal intern at the Chambers of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (2010) and a legal assistant to the Special Rapporteur on Protection of Persons in the event of Disasters at the UN International Law Commission (2012). He has interned at the non-governmental organization &lsquo;TRIAL - Track Impunity Always&rsquo;, working on the project Trial Watch (2012). Antonio has worked as a defence counsel in Italy, and is a member of the Bar Association (Trainees Section) of Catania, Italy.</p>

<p>Antonio&rsquo;s main publications include:</p>

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<li>&ldquo;<a href="http://theglobaljournal.net/group/global-minds/article/996/#!">The Malian Conflict and International Law</a>&rdquo; (with A. Kabor&eacute; and J.B. Maillart), The Global Journal, 13 February 2013.</li>
<li>&ldquo;The Mark of Cain: The Crime of Terrorism in Times of Armed Conflict as Interpreted by the Court of Appeal of England and Wales in R v. Mohammed Gul&rdquo;, Journal of International Criminal Justice 11 (2013), pp. 425-440.</li>
<li>&rdquo;I divieti di trasferimento ai sensi degli articoli 6 e 7 del Trattato sul commercio delle armi&rdquo; (The Prohibition of Some Weapons Transfers based on Articles 6 and 7 of the Arms Trade Treaty), Rivista di Diritto Internazionale (forthcoming).</li>
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