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Humanitarian Law & Policy:
Classification of Conflicts, Human Rights in Armed Conflict, Implementation, International Criminal Law, International Humanitarian Law, Non-State Armed Groups, Protection of Civilians, Public International Law

<p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">Marco Sass&ograve;li, is professor of international law and Director of the Department&nbsp;of international law and international organization at the University of Geneva. From 2001-2003, Marco Sass&ograve;li has been professor of international law at the&nbsp;Universit&eacute; du Qu&eacute;bec &agrave; Montreal, Canada, where he remains associate&nbsp;professor. He is member of the International Commission of Jurists.</span></p>

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<p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">Marco Sass&ograve;li graduated as doctor of laws at the University of Basel&nbsp;(Switzerland) and was admitted to the Swiss bar. He has worked from 1985-1997&nbsp;for the International Committee of the Red Cross at the headquarters, as&nbsp;deputy head of its legal division, and in the field, &nbsp;as head of the ICRC&nbsp;delegations in Jordan and Syria and as protection coordinator for the former Yugoslavia. During a sabbatical leave in 2011, he joined again the ICRC, as legal adviser to its delegation in Islamabad. He has also served as executive secretary of the International Commission of Jurists and as registrar at the Swiss Supreme Court. From 2004-2013 he chaired&nbsp;the board of Geneva Call, an NGO engaging armed groups to respect&nbsp;international humanitarian norms.</p>

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<p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">Marco Sass&ograve;li has published on international humanitarian law (inter alia How Does Law Protect in War? 3rd ed., Geneva, ICRC, 2011, 2580 pp. (with A. Bouvier and A. Quintin)), human rights law, international criminal law, the sources of international law and state responsibility</p>
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