Associate Fellow, International Law Programme
Emanuela-Chiara Gillard

Contact information

+39 (0)345 162 3480


Emanuela-Chiara Gillard is a senior research fellow at the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict and a research fellow in the Individualisation of War project at the European University Institute. 

From 2007 to 2012, Emanuela was the chief of the protection of civilians section in the policy branch of the United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

From 2000 to 2007, Emanuela was a legal adviser at the International Committee of the Red Cross, responsible for providing legal advice on the protection of civilians in armed conflict, children, assistance, multinational forces, occupation and private military/security companies. 

Before that she was a legal adviser at the United Nations Compensation Commission, and from 1995 to 1997 she was a research fellow at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law at the University of Cambridge.

Emanuela holds a BA in law and an LLM from the University of Cambridge.

Areas of expertise

  • International humanitarian law
  • Law and policy relating to the protection of civilians in armed conflict
  • Principled humanitarian action

Past experience

2015 -Research Fellow, Individualisation of War Project, European University Institute, Fiesole, Italy
2013 -Senior Research Fellow, Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
2007-12Chief, Protection of Civilians Section, Policy Studies and Development Branch, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, New York, US
2000-07Legal Adviser, International Committee of the Red Cross, Geneva, Switzerland
1999-2000Legal Adviser, International Organization for Migration, Geneva, Switzerland
1997-99Associate Legal Officer, United Nations Compensation Commission, Geneva, Switzerland
1995-99Research Assistant to Prof Sir Elihu Lauterpacht QC and Research Fellow, Lauterpacht Research Centre for International Law, Cambridge, UK
1993-95Trainee Solicitor, Frere Cholmely Bischoff, London, UK