Irini Papanicolopulu is associate professor of International Law at the School of Law, University of Milano-Bicocca. She has previously worked at the Universities of Oxford and Glasgow. She is Convenor of the Interest Group on Law of the Sea of the European Society of International Law. She has published widely in international law and law of the sea, including the recent monograph International Law and the Protection of People at Sea (OUP 2018). She has edited or co-edited several volumes, including Gender and the Law of the Sea (Brill 2019). Main areas of interest: public international law, law of the sea, environmental law, human rights law, refugee law.
Laura Pineschi is full professor of International Law at the Department of Law, University of Parma. She was Dean of the Faculty of Law from 2009 to 2012 and is currently Director of the Center for Studies in European and International Affairs (CSEIA), University of Parma. She was Director of Summer Seminars in Public International Law (English speaking section) at The Hague Academy of International Law in 2015. She is the author of two monographs (on the protection of the Antarctic environment and on UN peacekeeping operations, respectively); she has also edited or co-edited various volumes, published in Italy and abroad, including: General Principles of Law – The Role of the Judiciary, Springer, 2015. Main areas of interest: international environmental law; human rights protection; UN peace-keeping operations.