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IFRC Disaster Law Consultant

Dr Natoli is Disaster Law Consultant at the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and collaborates with the Italian Red Cross on Disaster Law research and initiatives. In 2019-2021, he was an Irish Research Council/Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action CAROLINE Fellow at the School of Law of the University College Cork (UCC) and in that role has been seconded as a researcher to the IFRC headquarters in Geneva for one year (2019-2020). He completed an EU funded two-year research project entitled ‘Leave No One Behind: Developing Climate-Smart/Disaster Risk Management Laws that Protect People in Vulnerable Situations for a Comprehensive Implementation of the UN Agenda 2030’. 

He is Head of the Editorial Committee of the ‘Yearbook of International Disaster Law’ (Brill). He has been adjunct Professor of International Economic Law at Roma Tre University and Research fellow in International Law (2015-2018) at the same institution. He was member of the teaching staff of a Jean Monnet Module on International and European Disaster Law (2016-2019) and coordinator of the International Humanitarian Law Legal Clinic. He has also been lecturer of summer courses on International Disaster law organised in cooperation with the International Institute of Humanitarian Law and the IFRC, and of training courses on international disaster response law for the Italian Red Cross.

He holds a PhD in International Law and Human Rights from the Sapienza University of Rome.

Dr Natoli will contribute to the intensive course by offering a session within the intensive course on the role of Non-State Humanitarian Actors (NGOs, IFRC) in post-disaster settings.


Selected Publications

T Natoli, Improving Coherence between Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction through Formal and Informal International Lawmaking, Journal of International Humanitarian Legal Studies 2022 (forthcoming)

T NatoliUnus Pro Omnibus, Omnes Pro Uno. Regionalization and Sub-Regionalization of Disaster Management Between Sovereignty and Solidarity, International Organizations Law Review 18/2 (2021)

D Cubie & T NatoliCoherence, Alignment and Integration: Understanding the Legal Relationship between Sustainable Development, Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction, in Stephen Flood, Martin Le Tissier, Yaren Jerez Columbié & Barry O'Dwyer, ‘Creating Resilient Futures: Integrating Disaster Risk Reduction, Sustainable Development Goals and Climate Change Adaptation Agendas’ (Palgrave McMillan, 2021)

T NatoliGlobal Synthesis Report on Law and Policies for Climate Resilience - Enhancing Normative Integration Between Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction, IFRC (Geneva 2021). 

T NatoliIntegrating CCA and DRR laws and policies towards a climate-resilient development: lessons from The Commonwealth of Dominica, IFRC | UCC (Geneva – Cork, 2021).  

T NatoliChapter 6: Climate-Smart Disaster Risk Governance – Ensuring Inclusive and Coherent Regulatory Framework, in IFRC World Disasters Report 2020 (Geneva 2020). 

T NatoliAddressing specific vulnerabilities in CCA-DRR law and policies integration: lessons from the Philippines, IFRC | UCC (Geneva 2020).  

T NatoliLaw and Policies that Protect the Most Vulnerable Against Climate-Related Disaster Risks: Findings and Lessons Learned from Pacific Island Countries, IFRC | UCC (Geneva 2020).

T NatoliNon-state humanitarian actors and human rights in disaster scenarios: normative role, standard setting and accountability, in E. Sommario, G. Bartolini, F. Casolari, F. Zorzi (eds.), Routledge Handbook of Human Rights and Disasters (Routledge 2018)