Dr Marco Odello Doctor in Law & Diploma de Estudios Avanzados (Madrid); LLM (Nottingham); Dott.Giur.(Rome); FHEA (UK); PDHD (Mexico City); Dipl.Dev.Studies (Rome); Ciedhu (Strasbourg).

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Aberystwyth Law School

Postal address
Aberystwyth University
Hugh Owen Building
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Phone: 01970 622571

Research interests

Dr Odello has a general interest in Public International Law, with specific attention to issues concerning international human rights, humanitarian law and the law of international organisations.

Present research activities include: * The co-ordination of a co-authored publication on the Organisation of American States; * A wider research project on the Inter-American Human Rights System (TMC Asser Press).

Possible areas of research supervision include:

  • Public International Law
  • International Human Rights Law and Protection Mechanisms
  • International Humanitarian Law and Use of Force
  • International Institutional Law (i.e. International Organisations)
  • Refugee Law
  • Minority and Indigenous Peoples' Rights
  • Relationship Among Legal Orders and Comparative Law


Professional Experience

Dr Odello has taught International and Comparative Law, International Organisations, International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, at the Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Mexico City, and at the University of Piura (Peru). He has been a Researcher at the European Public Law Center (Athens), and at the Centre for Conflict and Security Law, University of Nottingham. He has been a guest lecturer at the Central University of Venezuela (Caracas), at the University of Maracaibo (Venezuela), at the University of Oviedo and Valencia (Spain), at the University of Utrecht (The Netherlands), and at Swansea University. He has worked and co-operated with international institutions, such as the Italian Committee for Unicef (Rome), the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (Rome), the Institute for University Cooperation (Rome), the College universitaire Henry Dunant (Geneva), and the International Institute of Humanitarian Law (San Remo). Between 2000 and 2003 he was an expert consultant for the University of Bologna in the EU Tempus Project 'Towards a European Model Judge'. He was one of the Principal Investigators in the EU sponsored Research Project on Parental Rights in Child Education

Present Activities

He is a member of the International Institute of Humanitarian Law, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK), Fellow of the University of Cagliari (Italy), General Editor of The Cambrian Law Review. He is member of the UK Network on Minority and Group Rights. Since September 2016 he is also Director for International and External Engagement, Institute of Business & Law.


Italian, Spanish, French


Undergraduate: International Law; Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

Postgraduate: International Human Rights Law; International Humanitarian Law; International Criminal Law; Legal Studies


Presently acting as Postgraduate Research Coordinator for the Department of Law & Criminology.