Ingrid Nifosi-Sutton



Adjunct Professor Ingrid Nifosi-Sutton is specialized in International Law, International Human Rights Law and International Organizations. In the Fall Semester 2006 she started collaborating with the WCL and coached a group of students for the René Cassin Moot Court Competition. Before joining the WCL, Professor Nifosi-Sutton taught International Law at the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (Venice, Italy). In 2005 she worked as researcher at the Institute for Development Policy and Management of the University of Antwerp (Belgium) where she focused on the transitional justice and political transition processes in Rwanda and Burundi. Between August 2003 and February 2004 she was Visiting Residential Fellow at the Center for Civil and Human Rights of the University of Notre Dame Law School. There she conducted research on the relationship between the jurisdictional immunity of high-ranking state officials and the principle of individual responsibility for international crimes involving grave violations of human rights. She also delivered lectures on humanitarian law and international criminal law. She has been an intern at the UN Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs of Pisa (Italy) and the International Service for Human Rights (Geneva, Switzerland).

Professor Nifosi-Sutton holds a Doctorate of Law in Public International Law from Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (Pisa, Italy) and an LLM in International Human Rights Law from the University of Essex (UK). Her research interests cover the practice of the UN Special Procedures in the field of human rights, the prohibition of torture under international law, international criminal law, the practice of the newly established UN Human Rights Council, economic social and cultural rights, and reparations for violations of human rights.



Areas of Specialization

  • International Human Rights
  • International Law
  • International Organizations

Degrees & Universities

  • Ph.D., Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy 2002
  • LL.M., University of Essex, UK 1999
  • B.A., University of Pisa, Italy 1998 (summa cum laude)