Riccardo Labianco is a Ph.D. candidate at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) of 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 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 his Master’s Degree, he 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 Arabic and Spanish.