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Senior Research Fellow in Public International Law, Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies | Pisa

Dr Annalisa Creta currently focuses on issues related to civilian crisis management, with a particular emphasis on training related matters. She is responsible for the management of a research project on “Training for CSDP and UN personnel: recent challenges”. She served for several years as a human rights officer in the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva, Switzerland. She also worked as a consultant for various UN agencies and the Italian Ministry of Foreing Affairs and International Cooperation on human rights related issues. 

With a PhD in Public International Law from the Sant’Anna School, she also holds a European Master’s degree in Human Rights and Democratization from the EIUC, Venice – Italy and graduated in Political Sciences at the University of Pisa.

Her contribution to the intensive course will focus on the human rights-based approach to disaster management, alias ‘how’ human rights standards and principles can be mainstreamed into disaster management.


Selected Publications

A Creta, Integrating human rights into disaster management: normative, operational and methodological aspects, in E Sommario, F Zorzi Giustiniani, F Casolari, G Bartolini, Routledge Handbook of Human Rights and Disasters, Routledge (2018)

A Creta, Implementation of the Duty of Care by the United Nations, in A de Guttry et al. (eds), The Duty of Care of International Organisations Towards their Civilian Personnel – Legal obligations and implementation challenges, Springer (2018)

A Creta, A (human) Right to Humanitarian Assistance in Disaster Situations? Surveying Public International law, A de Guttry et al., International Disaster Response Law, T.M.C. Asser Press - Springer (2012)


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