Alessandra Viviani

Alessandra Viviani

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Alessandra Viviani is a Full Professor of International Law at the Department of Political and International Sciences (DISPI) at the University of Siena, specialising in international human rights protection. A central figure at the Santa Chiara Lab, collaborator with UNICEF Italy, and a veteran of internationalisation and inclusion at the University of Siena, Professor Viviani brings her international, legal, and management experience to CREDO’s work.

Graduated in Law from the University of Siena, she obtained her Master’s degree in Magister Juris in European and Comparative Law at the University of Oxford. In the same year she received the title of Doctor of International Law from the University of Florence. 

She is Professor of International Law, Gender Discrimination and International Economic Law. She is member of the Executive Board and of the Observatory on Gender and of the Working Group on Inclusive administrative language at the University of Siena, and the referent for the internationalisation of the Department of Political and International Sciences (DISPI). From 2010 to 2016 she was Delegate of the Rector for Internationalisation. From 2018-2021 She was Delegate of the Rector for the Santa Chiara Lab. 

She coordinates several Erasmus exchange agreements and has been a Visiting Teacher at the Universities of Coimbra, Cracow and SUNY Oneonta College. She is the scientific coordinator of several past and running Erasmus KA2 projects on inclusive education.

Since 2017 she has been the scientific coordinator of the PRIMA programme at the Santa Chiara Lab at the University, where she is also coordinating the EDU$SD initiative. She cooperates with UNICEF Italia on educational courses for school teachers.

In 2021 she was appointed as Expert in the Working Group of the right to be heard and participate of the AGIA: Autorità Garante dell’infanzia e del’adolescenza (national authority on children’s rights). 

She is author of several publications, including the two monographs Crimini internazionali e responsabilità dei leader politici e militari (Giuffré, 2005) and L’identità personale nel sistema della Convenzione europea dei diritti dell’uomo (ES, 2013).

Her research deals with international human rights protection, particularly children’s, the international rules and standards on the right to education, and human rights education.