Matteo Tondini

                                                                 Biography

Matteo Tondini (Laurea - Macerata; MA - CASD, Rome; PhD - IMT, Lucca) is a naval (staff) officer, legal advisor and researcher, specializing in international/operational law and security issues. Currently Matteo is serving as a legal and supply officer on board a warship.

Matteo is also one of the Editors and former Editor-in-Chief of the Military Law and the Law of War Review.

 

In July 2002 Matteo obtained a Laurea in Law from Macerata University - Faculty of Law, with a thesis in international law, followed by a postgraduate masters degree in International, Military and Strategic Studies at the Centre for Advanced Defence Studies (CASD) in 2003, and a diploma as legal advisor at the Joint Services Staff College (ISSMI) in Rome. In 2004 he also attended a course on law of armed conflict at the IIHL in Sanremo, followed by a traineeship at the International Society for Military Law and the Law of War (Brussels) in 2005. In 2006 Matteo completed a research period at the Department of Peace Studies - University of Bradford (UK). In December 2008 he got a Ph.D. in 'Political Systems and Institutional Change' at IMT - Lucca Institute for Advanced Studies (Italy), with a thesis on justice system reform in Afghanistan. Since June 2011, he is a cultore della materia (teaching assistant/expert) in international humanitarian law at the University of Rome 3, Faculty of Law. In the past he has collaborated, inter alia, with the Italian Red Cross and the Istituto Affari Internazionali (Rome).

In 2003 Matteo attended an internship at the Italian Diplomatic Office in Pristina (Kosovo). In 2004/2005, at the end of a two month training course at the Naval Academy (Livorno), he served as a naval officer (Corps of Naval Commissariat) in the Legal Services Office of the Rome-based Command in Chief of the Italian Fleet. In June and July 2007 he worked as a consultant to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA - Afghanistan Unit) for the organization of the Rome Conference on the Rule of Law in Afghanistan, held on 2-3 July 2007. From December 2007 to May 2008, and in March-April 2012, Matteo served as an expert on mission, again for the MFA, working as a policy advisor to the Embassy of Italy in Kabul (Afghanistan) - Office for Development Cooperation (Afghanistan Justice Program). From September 2009 to October 2010 he also worked as a researcher at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam within the EU-funded - 'INEX' Research Project. From November 2010 to December 2011 and again, from March to September 2013, Matteo served as a (military) legal advisor to the Italian Navy General Staff - Office of Legal Affairs. In May 2014, following a eight month training course at the Naval Academy, he entered the Navy on permanent duty. Acting as a legal advisor, in July-September 2014 Matteo joined "Operation Mare Nostrum", focused on the fight against the smuggling of human beings in the Mediterranean Sea.

Matteo is the author of a monograph and several articles concerning a number of topics in different disciplines. His research interests encompass - but are not limited to - military/international/maritime law, post-conflict state-building, international terrorism, use of force, and human rights/international humanitarian law. As a part of his research activities, Matteo is currently contributing in the EU-funded SHARES Research Project, led by the Amsterdam Center for International Law and focused on the responsibility of international actors.

His memberships include: International Institute of Humanitarian Law (IIHL); Italian Society of International Law (SIDI); Société Internationale de Droit Militaire et de Droit de la Guerre; Retired Military Officers Association (UNUCI).

                                                                                                                             Contacts: m.tondini@gmail.com

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                                                                Publications

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Books

          [Monograph drawn from the author's PhD Thesis: M. Tondini, Ubi Maior, Ibi Ius: Assessing Justice System

          Reform in Afghanistan, Lucca: IMT - Institute for Advanced Studies, 2008. Pp. xxviii, 250].

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                                                    Other Research Activities

 

                                                       Seminars & Lectures

  • Il quadro giuridico delle attività di soccorso in mare, MA Course: International Protection of Human Rights, Multidisciplinary Course on Refugees and Migrants: 'La protezione internazionale e i movimenti forzati di persone causati da situazioni di crisi', University of Rome 'Sapienza', 20 February 2014.
  • The Interception of Migrants by Sea, 10th International Migration Law CourseInternational Institute of Humanitarian Law, Sanremo (Italy), 2 October 2014.
  • Il quadro giuridico delle attività di soccorso in mare, MA Course: International Protection of Human Rights, Multidisciplinary Course on Refugees and Migrants: 'La protezione internazionale e i movimenti forzati di persone causati da situazioni di crisi', University of Rome 'Sapienza', 21 February 2014.
  • The Interception of Migrants by Sea, 9th International Migration Law Course, International Institute of Humanitarian Law, Sanremo (Italy), 10 October 2013.
  • Il terrorismo internazionale: Reato o conflitto armato?, Italian Red Cross, 33rd National Training Course for International Humanitarian Law Instructors, Marina di Massa (Italy), 12 July 2013.
  • Shared Responsibility in Coalitions of the Willing, Seminar: "Practice of Shared Responsibility in International Military Operations", Swedish National Defence College, Stockholm, 12 April 2013.
  • The Interception of Migrants by Sea: Good, Bad, or just Ugly?, 8th International Migration Law Course, International Institute of Humanitarian Law, Sanremo (Italy), 27 September 2012.
  • Il terrorismo internazionale: Reato o conflitto armato?, Italian Red Cross, 32nd National Training Course for International Humanitarian Law Instructors, Jesolo Lido (Italy), 13 July 2012.
  • Elementi di diritto del mare e lotta alla pirateria, Undergraduate Course of International Law, Faculty of Political Science, LUMSA University, Rome, 30 November 2011.
  • Evoluzione delle normative nazionali in risposta al terrorismo, Italian Red Cross, 31st National Training Course for International Humanitarian Law Instructors, Jesolo Lido (Italy), 11 July 2011.
  • Attività di polizia marittima e diritto dei conflitti armati sul mare, 10th Specialisation Course in Naval Tactics, Navy General Staff, Rome, 12 April 2011.
  • Naval Warfare: Legal Issues and Developments, University of Rome 3 - Faculty of Law, International Humanitarian Law Course (classes in English), 24 March 2011.
  • Naval Constabulary Operations: Lessons from the Interception of Migrants on the High Seas and the Use of Force in Maritime Security Operations, Anti-Piracy Workshop, NATO School, Oberammergau, Germany, 23 February 2011.
  • Contrasto dell'immigrazione clandestina e pirateria: Poteri, obblighi e criticità, Navy General Staff, Rome, 11th Training Course for Lieutenants, 23 November 2010.
  • Evoluzione delle normative nazionali in risposta al terrorismo, Italian Red Cross, 30th National Training Course for International Humanitarian Law Instructors, Jesolo Lido (Italy), 13 July 2010.
  • Forced Return of Migrants by Italian Vessels in the Mediterranean Sea, Seminar on Migration Law and Human Rights, Bergen aan Zee, The Netherlands, 21-22 January 2010.
  • Private Military Companies, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Faculty of Law, Masters Course in International Humanitarian Law, 3 December 2009.
  • Evoluzione delle normative nazionali in risposta al terrorismo, Italian Red Cross, 29th National Training Course for International Humanitarian Law Instructors, Jesolo Lido (Italy), 21 July 2009.
  • La giurisdizione dello Stato di bandiera nelle PSOs, Centre for Advanced Defence Studies (CASD), Rome, 8 July 2009.
  • Post Conflict Peace-Building & Justice Reform in Afghanistan, University of Rome 3 - Faculty of Law, International Humanitarian Law Course (classes in English), 30 April 2009.
  • The War on Terror and New Problems for IHL, University of Rome 3 - Faculty of Law, International Humanitarian Law Course (classes in English), 29 April 2009.
  • Afghanistan: Quale strategia per la stabilizzazione e lo sviluppo?-Riflessioni sul ruolo dell'Italia, ARGO - Analisi e Ricerche Geopolitiche sull'Oriente, Rome, House of Representatives, Vicolo Valdina, 3 February 2009.
  • Terrorismo internazionale e condizioni di emergenza, University of Macerata (Italy), Faculty of Law, PhD Program in Theory of Law and Politics, 27 January 2009.
  • Guerra e terrorismo: Un binomio scindibile, Carabinieri - Marche Regional Command, Ancona (Italy), 22 October 2008.
  • Evoluzione delle normative nazionali in risposta al terrorismo, Italian Red Cross, 27th and 28th National Training Course for International Humanitarian Law Instructors, Marina di Massa (Italy), 29 June and 10 July 2008.
  • La ricostruzione della giustizia in Afghanistan: Temi, problematiche e prospettive future, Joint Staff College, Rome, 10 June 2008.
  • Post Conflict Peace-Building: The Reconstruction of Justice in Afghanistan, University of Rome 3 - Faculty of Law, International Humanitarian Law Course (classes in English), 9 May 2008.
  • The War on Terror and New Problems for IHL, University of Rome 3 - Faculty of Law, International Humanitarian Law Course (classes in English), 8 May 2008.
  • Sicurezza e diritti dopo l'11 settembre, University of Florence - Faculty of Political Sciences, International Relations Course, 24 and 26 April 2007.
  • Justice for Someone: Strengthening a Functional Sense of Justice in Peace Operations, University of Bradford, Department of Peace Studies, United Kingdom, 14 December 2006.
  • La giurisdizione concorrente prevista dagli Status of Forces Agreements (SOFAs), con particolare riferimento alle operazioni in ambito NATO, Naval Academy, Livorno, Italy, 7 June 2006.
 

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