Converging and conflicting ethical values in the internal/external security in continuum in Europe.

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Matteo Tondini PDF Print E-mail

Researcher and legal advisor


Perception of ethics and performance of security professionals
International terrorism
Post-conflict statebuilding
Military & operational law
Use of force
Human rights in conflicts and peace operations
Accountability of international organizations
Maritime law

M. Tondini, Statebuilding and Justice Reform: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Post-Conflict Reconstruction in Afghanistan, Abingdon, UK: Routledge, Cass Series on Peacekeeping, 2010. Pp. xx, 172. ISBN: 978-0-415-55894-5.

Journal Articles & Chapters in Edited Collections

M. Tondini, The "Italian Job": How to Make International Organizations Compliant with Human Rights and Accountable for Their Violation by Targeting Member States
, in J. Wouters, E. Brems and S. Smis (eds.), Accountability for Human Rights Violations of International Organizations, Antwerp/Oxford: Intersentia, 2010, 169 - 212.

M. Tondini,  Putting an End to Human Rights Violations by Proxy: Accountability of International Organisations and Member States in the Framework of Jus Post Bellum, in C. Stahn and J. Kleffner (eds.), Jus Post Bellum: Towards a Law of Transition From Conflict to Peace, The Hague/Cambridge: TMC Asser Press/Cambridge University Press, 2008, 187 - 212.

M. Tondini, From Neo-Colonialism to a 'Light-Footprint Approach': Restoring Justice Systems, in International Peacekeeping, Vol. 15, No. 2, 2008, 237 - 251.

M. Tondini, Beyond the Law of the Enemy: Recovering from the Failures of the Global War on Terrorism through (Criminal) Law, in Processi Storici e Politiche di Pace / Historical Processes and Peace Politics, No. 5, 2008, 59 – 81.

M. Tondini,
Rebuilding the System of Justice in Afghanistan: A Preliminary Assessment, in Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding, Vol. 1, No. 3, 2007, 333 - 354.

On-Line Papers
M. Tondini, ‘Fishers of Men? The Interception of Migrants in the Mediterranean Sea and Their Forced Return to Libya, INEX Paper, Amsterdam and Oslo, October 2010 (

PhD – IMT, Institute for Advanced Studies (Lucca, Italy, 2008)
MA – Centre for Advanced Defence Studies (Rome, 2003)
Laurea – University of Macerata, Faculty of Law (Italy, 2002)
English, Italian
Nov. 2010 – present: Legal officer, Legal Services Office, Navy General Staff, Rome
Sept. 2009 – Oct. 2010: Post-doctoral researcher, VU Amsterdam
Dec. 2007 – May 2008: Project advisor, Italian Office for Development Cooperation, Kabul (Afghanistan)
June – July 2007: Consultant, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Rome
Sept. – Dec. 2006: Visiting scholar, University of Bradford, Dept. of Peace Studies
Aug. – Sept. 2005: Trainee, International Society for Military Law and the Law of War, Brussels
Mar. 2004 – Mar. 2005: Legal officer, Command in Chief of the Italian Naval Fleet (Italian Navy), Rome
Sept. – Dec. 2003: Intern, Italian Liaison Office (Embassy of Italy in Serbia and Montenegro), Pristina, Kosovo
International Institute of Humanitarian Law (IIHL, Associate)
Italian Society of International Law (SIDI)
Société Internationale de Droit Militaire et de Droit de la Guerre
Retired Military Officers Association (UNUCI)
Italian Doctoral Students & Researchers Association (ADI)