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Riccardo Luporini

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies | Pisa

Riccardo Luporini's research deals with the intersections between climate change, disasters and human rights under international law. 

Riccardo obtained a PhD from the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna with a research project dealing with climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction from a human rights perspective. 

Previously, he served as Assistant to the Special Rapporteur on the topic "Protection of Persons in the Event of Disasters" at the 68th session of the International Law Commission of the United Nations. He worked as a Blue Book Trainee at DG ECHO, European Commission, where he dealt with the implementation of the rescEU initiative. He has been Visiting PhD Fellow at the Centre for International Law and Governance (CILG) and at the Copenhagen Center for Disaster Research (COPE), University of Copenhagen.

Currently, Riccardo is focusing on human rights-based climate litigation, and to this end he is also national rapporteur for Italy at the global climate litigation database of the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law (Columbia University in the City of New York).

He will contribute to the intensive course with a session on the links between climate change and human rights. He is also serving as EIHRSDS Course Tutor. 


Selected Publications

R Luporini, The “Last Judgment”: Early reflections on upcoming climate litigation in Italy, Questions of International Law 77 (2021)

R Luporini, Routledge Handbook of Human Rights and Disasters (Routledge 2018), Yearbook of International Disaster Law 1 (2020) (Book review)

R Luporini, M Pertile, L’interazione della Direttiva Quadro sulle Acque e della Direttiva Alluvioni col Diritto Internazionale, in P Turrini, M Alberton, M Pertile, La Direttiva Quadro sulle Acque (2000/60/CE) e La Direttiva Alluvioni (2007/60/CE) dell’unione Europea - Attuazione e Interazioni con Particolare Riferimento all’Italia, Editoriale Scientifica (2018)


For more information, you can visit his profile page at the website of the Scuola.