During 2016, the Italian Government was often questioned before the Parliament about arms exports from Italy to countries where either a conflict was occurring or international norms were being violated. The statements by the different members of the Government highlighted a heterogeneous practice, contingent upon different variables, some of which related to the presence of international measures and others to political considerations of the Government itself.
About Riccardo Labianco
Riccardo Labianco is a PhD candidate at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at the University of London. He is currently researching the legal framework of state-to-state military assistance during non-international armed conflicts. From SOAS, Riccardo also obtained his LL.M. in “Human Rights, Conflict and Justice”, during which he studied the role of the law in the demilitarisation of post-conflict societies. Before moving to London, Riccardo graduated in Law from the University of Trento, defending his final dissertation on the concept of citizenship in Israel and Lebanon. During the Master’s Degree, Riccardo spent two semesters abroad: in Finland, at Turku Law School and Åbo Akademi, and in Jerusalem, at the Hebrew University. Riccardo is a native speaker of Italian. He is proficient in English and has a good command of French; he also has a basic knowledge of Spanish and Arabic.