Associate Fellow, International Law
Emanuela-Chiara Gillard
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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.


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


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

Broadcast experience



  • English – Mother tongue
  • French – Broadcast standard
  • Italian – Not for broadcast
  • Promoting Compliance with International Humanitarian Law Research Paper, October 2016
  • 'Protection of Civilians in the Conduct of Hostilities' in R. Liivoja and T. McCormack (eds), Routledge Handbook on the Law of Armed Conflict, forthcoming 2016.
  • 'The Role of the Security Council in Enhancing the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflicts', with Julien Piacibello in A Participação de Portugal no Conselho de Segurança: 2011-2012, Instituto Diplomático/Ministério dos Negócios Estrangeiros (eds), 2015.
  • 'Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict: Bridging the Gap between Law and Reality', with Eva Svoboda, ODI Policy Brief, October 2015.
  • 'Not by International Criminal Tribunals Alone – Options for Pursuing Accountability for Violations of International Humanitarian Law', EUI Individualisation of War Project, July 2015.
  • 'The Law Regulating Cross-Border Relief Operations', No 890, International Review of the Red Cross, September 2013, 351.