Santiago Villalpando


Santiago Villalpando is the UNESCO Legal Adviser and Director of the Office of International Standards and Legal Affairs. He previously served as Chief of the Treaty Section of the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs and Registrar of the United Nations Dispute Tribunal in New York, as well as in the Codification Division of the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs, the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. Mr. Villalpando has taught in several universities and has published four books and several scholarly articles on different topics of international law. His book entitled L’émergence de la communauté internationale dans la responsabilité des États, which traces the recognition of community interests in the law of State responsibility, was awarded the 2004 Suzanne Bastid Prize of the French Society for International Law. A dual Argentinian-Spanish national, he holds an Italian Law Degree, as well as a Master's and a PhD summa cum laude from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva (Switzerland).

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Protecting Community Interests: Solidarity Measures within the State Responsibility Regime?

The ultimate test to assess any new development of international law is simple: has it made the world a better place? In 2001, the invisible college of international lawyers had welcomed the International Law Commission (ILC)’s bold decision to codify, within its Articles, a regime of State responsibility towards the international community as a whole, devoting to the…

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