Paola Gaeta is Professor of International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. She is also a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of International Criminal Justice and of the International Spectator (formerly The Italian Journal of International Affairs).
Professor Gaeta is a leading expert on international criminal law and international criminal courts and tribunals and has published widely on these issues. Her research interests focus on international criminal law, particularly with regard to topics more closely related to general issues of public international law and/or exposed to cross-fertilization by international human rights law and international humanitarian law. She is currently leading a research project on Lethal Autonomous Weapons and War Crimes: Who is To Bear Criminal Responsibility?
Previously, Professor Gaeta was Director of the Geneva Academy (2007–2014), with Professor Andrew Clapham, where she directed the LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, Adjunct Professor at the University L. Bocconi (Milan) (2015-2018) Adjunct Professor at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (2010–2015) and Professor of International Criminal Law at the University of Geneva (2007–2015). From 1998 to 2007, she was consecutively Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Professor of International Law at the University of Florence.