Antonio Coco

About/Bio

Antonio Coco is a Lecturer in Law at the University of Essex and a Visiting Fellow at the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford. He holds a PhD in Law from the University of Geneva, an LL.M. from the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, and a Master’s Degree in Law from the University of Catania. Antonio is also the Co-Chair of the Editorial Committee of the Journal of International Criminal Justice, published by Oxford University Press, and is admitted to practice law in Italy.

Recently Published

The Second Oxford Statement on International Law Protections of the Healthcare Sector During COVID-19: Safeguarding Vaccine Research

The alarming spread of the global COVID-19 pandemic—now infecting nearly 19 million and claiming more than 700,000 lives worldwide—has made it increasingly urgent to define international law protections for the health care sector against malicious cyber operations. In May 2020, malicious cyberattacks on organizations at the frontline of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic—including the…

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Part III: Due Diligence and COVID-19: States’ Duties to Prevent and Halt the Coronavirus Outbreak

  In Parts I and II of this blog post, we presented some of the most relevant international obligations to prevent and halt the COVID-19 outbreak, and to mitigate its disastrous effects on peoples’ lives and the functioning of our society. Part III, in their light, assesses some of the measures States have adopted…

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Part II: Due Diligence and COVID-19: States’ Duties to Prevent and Halt the Coronavirus Outbreak

In Part I of this post, we discussed the extent to which the no-harm principle and the rights to life and health require States to prevent and stop the COVID-19 outbreak. In this second part, we will assess the extent to which the International Health Regulations, as well as the obligations arising in the event of…

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