Alessandro Silvestri

Alessandro Silvestri

Doctor of Philosophy Student, Mr

  • The University of Western Australia (M253), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Alessandro Silvestri is a PhD candidate and tutor at the University of Western Australia. Alessandro received two Master's degrees (Master of International Law - Master of International Relations) with distinction at the University of Western Australia, as well as a Bachelor's Degree in International Relations and Diplomatic Affairs at the University of Bologna (Italy). Alessandro is the Student Representative for the HDR Law cohort and the Community Speakers Network (CSN) Convenor for the Australian Red Cross, which entails membership to the WA Red Cross International Humanitarian Law Committee.


Currently researching civilians' role in hostilities within the framework of modern warfare and the application of the 'Direct Participation in Hostilities' legal rule onto the battlefield.



Teaching overview

LAWS2226 - International Legal Institutions

LAWS1110 - Crime & Society

LAWS1111 - Law, Conflict & Change


English / Italian / French

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

International Law, Master's Degree, The Temporal Jurisdiction of 'Direct Participation in Hostilities', The University of Western Australia

Award Date: 12 Dec 2018

International Relations, Master's Degree, The University of Western Australia

Award Date: 12 Dec 2018

International Relations and Diplomatic Affairs, Bachelor's Degree, University of Bologna

Award Date: 12 Jul 2016

EU Law, Erasmus+ Project, Maastricht University

Research expertise keywords

  • International Law
  • International humanitarian law
  • International human rights law
  • Human Rights
  • International Relations
  • International political economy
  • International Human Rights
  • Warfare
  • Direct Participation in Hostilities
  • History
  • European Union law


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