Prof Marco Roscini

Marco Roscini is Professor of International Law at the Westminster Law School. Prof. Roscini has a PhD from the University of Rome 'La Sapienza' and was previously a Research Fellow in International Law at the University of Verona School of Law. He lectured in international security law (jus ad bellum, law of armed conflict, and disarmament law) at University College London (UCL), King's College London, Queen Mary University of London, and the Ecole des Relations Internationales in Paris.

Prof. Roscini has published widely in the field of international security law. He is the author of Le zone denuclearizzate (Nuclear weapon-free zones, Giappichelli, 2003) and of Cyber Operations and the Use of Force in International Law (OUP, 2014). He is also the co-editor of Non-proliferation Law as a Special Regime (CUP, 2012). His scholarship has also appeared or is forthcoming in important peer-reviewed journals, including International and Comparative Law Quarterly, Journal of Conflict and Security Law, Journal of International Criminal Justice, Israel Law Review, Leiden Journal of International Law, Chinese Journal of International Law, Netherlands International Law Review, Max Planck Yearbook of United Nations Law, Texas International Law Journal, International Criminal Law Review, Heidelberg Journal of International Law, Revue générale de droit international public, as well as in several edited books. His publications have been widely cited in legal literature and judicial decisions.

Prof. Roscini is a member of the International Law Association (ILA)'s Committee on Nuclear Weapons, Non-proliferation and Contemporary International Law, of the ESIL Interest Groups on Peace and Security and on the History of Law, and of the EU Non-proliferation Consortium. In January 2009, he was appointed a member of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Peer Review College, one of the main funders of academic research in the UK, for the period 2010-2017. He is also on the Editorial Board of several scientific journals.

In 2002, Prof. Roscini was awarded a German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) fellowship for a research stay at the Max-Planck Institut für ausländisches öffentliches Recht und Völkerrecht, Heidelberg and in 2012 he was awarded a Leverhulme Research Fellowship for the academic year 2012-2013 to conduct his research on cyber operations and the use of force in international law. In 2016, he was awarded a €76,900 three-year grant from the Fritz Thyssen Foundation to fund a research project on foreign intervention in civil wars. The project, led by Prof. Roscini, will look at the legality of foreign intervention in civil wars, whether that is in support of the government or an opposition group.

Prof. Roscini's current research areas include the international law of armed conflict, the use of force in international law, international cyber security law, nuclear non-proliferation law, the history of international law. Prof. Roscini welcomes PhD proposals in these and related fields.

  • International Law at Westminster
  • Cyber security

In brief

Research areas

public international law, international security law, law of armed conflict, disarmament law, cyber warfare, history of international law

Supervision interests

international security law, law of armed conflict, disarmament law, cyber warfare, history of international law