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Niccolò Ridi joined the Dickson Poon School of Law in October 2014. He is currently working on a PhD under the supervision of Professor Thomas Schultz and Dr Philippa Webb. His doctoral research explores the use, role, and nature of precedent in international dispute settlement. 

He holds an LLB/MA in law from the University of Florence and an LLM in International law from the University of Cambridge. He also is an alumnus of the ‘Silvano Tosi’ Research Seminar in Parliamentary Studies. 

Niccolò has published on international dispute settlement, private international law, and international refugee law. He has done editorial work for a number of peer-reviewed journals.

Research interests

Niccolo's primary research focus is international dispute settlement. His doctoral research examines the role of precedent in international law, the relations between international courts and tribunals and flexible jurisdiction-regulating rules.

Other research interests include international refugee law, diplomatic protection and international criminal law.

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Laws, International Criminal Law and Exclusion from Refugee Status, University of Cambridge

Award Date: 1 Jan 2014

Postgraduate Diploma, Citizens' Initiative in Europe: A Comparative Study, Silvano Tosi Research Seminar in Parliamentary Studies

Award Date: 1 Jan 2013

Master of Laws, The Evolving Definition of 'Refugee' in International Law, University of Florence

Award Date: 1 Jan 2012


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