Military Assistance to Ukraine: A Form of Collective Self-defence?

Military Assistance to Ukraine: A Form of Collective Self-defence?

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The massive military support provided by a large number of States has had a decisive influence on the war in Ukraine. This seminar will study whether this support is justified under the right to collective self-defence in reaction to the aggression by Russia against Ukraine.'  


Antonello Tancredi is, since 2020, Full Professor of International Law at the School of Law of the University Milano-Bicocca. Previously, he was Professor of International law at the Universities of Palermo and Nice (France). He is a graduate from Università degli Studi di Napoli “Federico II” and earned his PhD in International Law from the same University in 2000.  

Currently, he is scientific coordinator for the PhD Programme in "Legal Sciences" at the School of Law of the University Milano-Bicocca.   

Among his teaching experiences abroad, Prof. Tancredi has been Visiting Professor at the China National School of Administration (2006), at the Institut des Hautes Etudes Internationales, Université Panthéon-Assas, Paris II (2010), at the Institut du droit de la paix et du développement, Université Nice Sophia Antipolis (2015 and 2016), and at the Law School of the Université Grenoble Alpes (2017).  In addition, he has been Global Emile Noel Fellow at the New York University School of Law, Jean Monnet Center for International and Regional Economic Law & Justice (2009-10).  

He is managing co-editor of "QIL-Questions of International Law" (, and of the “Rivista di diritto internazionale”. He is also in the editorial board of other law journals, such as "Diritti umani e diritto internazionale", "Diritto dell'economia", and “Nuove autonomie”.  

He is a Member of the Italian Society of International Law, the European Society of International Law, and the International Law Association (Italian branch). He is also a member of the Board of the European Society of International Law’s Interest Group on Peace and Security. 

Since 2015, he is working as expert of international law at the Italian Constitutional Court. 

His research interests are principally in public international law and include statehood and self-determination of peoples, the regulation of the use of force, international treaties and responsibility, the domestic effects of international law norms; the European Convention on Human Rights; WTO law. 

Professor Antonello Tancredi
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