Professor Chiara Giorgetti serves as the Faculty Director of the School of Law's LL.M. Program and teaches and writes in the areas of international law, international arbitration, international dispute resolution, and state failure and fragility. She has authored over a dozen publications on these topics, and her J.S.D. doctoral dissertation resulted in the publication of her book, A Principled Approach to State Failure, International Community Actions in Emergency Situations, in 2010. Prior to joining the Richmond Law faculty in 2012, Professor Giorgetti practiced international arbitration in Washington, D.C. and Geneva, Switzerland. Professor Giorgetti also worked extensively with the United Nations in New York and Somalia, where she oversaw the implementation of United Nations Development Programme governance programs. She has served as a consultant for various international organizations and non-governmental organizations and taught advanced international courses at Georgetown Law Center. Professor Giorgetti clerked at the International Court of Justice in The Hague. She is an active member of the American Society of International Law (ASIL) and co-chaired its 2011 annual meeting. She also founded and co-chairs ASIL's Interest Group on International Courts and Tribunals.
Organized and Moderated “Leading Figures in International Dispute Resolution Series: A Conversation with James Crawford” held at the headquarters of ASIL and organized by ASIL's International Courts and Tribunals Interest Group (Co-Chair), September 2012.
Presentation at GW International and Comparative Law Colloquium "Who Decides Who Decides?: The selection of arbitrators in international investment disputes," September 2012.
Invited Commentator, Vanderbilt Law School Roundtable International Legal Studies Program, September 2012.
Speaker, Mass Torts in a Shrinking World,International Law Colloquium organized by the Journal of International Law, Penn Law School, November 2012.
Speaker, Syria: Is there a legal responsibility to protect?, International law colloquium on the Arab Spring, Baltimore University School of Law, November 2012.
Challenges and Recusal of Arbitrators and Judges in International Courts and Tribunals (C. Giorgetti ed., Brill Nijhoff forthcoming 2015).
Litigating International Investment Disputes (ed.) (Brill Nijhoff, 2014).
The Rules, Practice and Jurisprudence of International Courts and Tribunals (C. Giorgetti ed.) (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2012).
A Principled Approach to State Failure, International Community Actions in Emergency Situations (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2010).
International Decisions: The Yukos Arbitrations (Hulley Enterprises Limited (Cyprus) v. The Russian Federation, Yukos Universal Limited (Isle of Man) v. The Russian Federation, Veteran Petroleum Limited (Cyprus) v. The Russian Federation, 109 Am. J. Int’l L. ___ (forthcoming 2015).
Review, Robert Kolb, The International Court of Justice (Hart Publishing 2013), 109 Am. J. Inter’l L. ___ (forthcoming 2015).
Horizontal and Vertical Relationships of International Courts and Tribunals - How Do We Address Their Competing Jurisdiction? 30 ICSID Rev. – Foreign Investment L.J. 98 (2015).
Using International Law in Somalia's Post-Conflict Reconstruction, 53 Colum. J. Transnat'l L. 48 (2014).
Is the Truth in the Eyes of the Beholder? The Perils and Benefits of Empirical Research in International Investment, 12 Santa Clara J. Int'l L. 263 (2014).
Challenges of International Investment Arbitrators – How it Works, and Does it Work?, 7 World Arb. & Mediation Rev. 303 (2013). [SSRN]
International Health Emergencies in Failed and Failing States, 44 Geo. J. Int'l L. 1347 (2013).
Mass Tort Claims In International Investment Proceedings: What Are The Lessons From The Ecuador-Chevron Dispute?, 35 U. Pa. J. Int'l L. 787 (2013).
Who Decides Who Decides In International Investment Arbitration?, 35 U. Pa. J. Int'l L. 431 (2013).
Syria and the Arab Spring, International Law Society Symposium, 1 U. Balt. J. Int'l L. 259 (2013).
Challenges of Arbitrators in International Disputes: Two Tribunals Reject the "Appearance of Bias" Standard, ASIL Insights, June 2012, Vol. 16, No. 20. [online]
Introductory Note To The International Court Of Justice: Ahmadou Sadio Diallo (Republic Of Guinea v. Democratic Republic of The Congo) Compensation Owed By The Democratic Republic of The Congo to The Republic Of Guinea. 51 Int'l Legal Materials 737 (2012).
The Yukos Interim Awards on Jurisdiction and Admissibility Confirms Provisional Application of Energy Charter Treaty, ASIL Insights, Aug. 2010, Vol. 14, No. 23. [online]
Why Should International Law Be Concerned About State Failure?, 16 ILSA J. Int'l & Comp. L. 469 (2010).
Enforcement of U.S./Canadian Judgments and Arbitral Award in China, American College of Trial Lawyers 2010 Annual Meeting CLE (with C. B. Lamm and J. Chen). [online]
Enforcement of U.S./Canadian Judgments and Arbitral Award in India, American College of Trial Lawyers 2010 Annual Meeting CLE (with C. B. Lamm and R. Bakalov). [online]
Enforcement of U.S./Canadian Judgments and Arbitral Award in Russia, American College of Trial Lawyers 2010 Annual Meeting CLE (with C. B. Lamm et al.). [online]
Enforceability of U.S./Canadian Judgments and Awards in Singapore, American College of Trial Lawyers 2010 Annual Meeting CLE (with C. B. Lamm and Y. Ting). [online]
Costs and Their Apportionment in International Investment Arbitration, International Disputes Quarterly (Fall 2009). [online]
Introductory Note to International Court of Justice: Interpretation of the Judgment in Avena, 47 I.L.M. 723 (2008).
The New Frontier Of Investor-State Arbitration: Annulment Of NAFTA Awards, IALR, 1/2008 (with C. B. Lamm and E. R. Hellbeck).
Editorial: IALR Special Issue on US Law, 1/2008 (with C. B. Lamm and E. R. Hellbeck).
Introductory Note To Decision Of The Ad Hoc Committee On The Application For Annulment Of The Argentine Republic of September 25, 2007, 46 I.L.M. 1132 (2007). [HEIN]
Listing and De-listing Terrorist Organizations: a comparative analysis of the legal regimes in the US and the UN, Consultancy Report Prepared For The Humanitarian Dialogue Center, April 2006. [online]
From Rio to Kyoto: A Study of the Involvement of Non-Governmental Organizations in the Negotiations on Climate Change, 7 N.Y.U. Envtl. L.J. 201 (1998).
The Role of Nongovernmental Organizations in the Climate Change Negotiations, 9 Colo. J. Int'l Envtl. L. & Pol'y 115 (1998).
The Challenge and Recusal of Judges of the International Court of Justice, in Challenges and Recusal of Arbitrators and Judges In International Courts and Tribunals (C. Giorgetti ed., Brill Nijhoff forthcoming 2015).
The Arbitral Tribunal: Selection and Replacement of Arbitrators, in Litigating International Investment Disputes (Brill Nijholl 2014).
Judicial and Quasi-Judicial Bodies, in Oxford Handbook on International Organizations (Oxford Univ. Press, 2015).
The International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes, in The Rules, Practice and Jurisprudence of International Courts and Tribunals (C. Giorgetti ed., Martinus Nijhoff Publishers 2012) (with C. Lamm and M. Uran).
Introduction, in The Rules, Practice and Jurisprudence of International Courts and Tribunals (C. Giorgetti ed., Martinus Nijhoff Publishers 2012).
International Norms and Standards Applicable to Situations of State Fragility and Failure, in International Financial Institutions and Global Legal Governance (D. Bradlow, H. Cisse and B. Kingsbury eds.), World Bank Legal Review, Vol. 3 (2011). [online]
Has the Time Come For An ICSID Ethics Code For Counsel?, in Vale Columbia Center, The Yearbook on International Investment Law & Policy 2009-2010 (with C. B. Lamm and H. Pham) (Oxford University Press, 2010).
Interim Measures and Dismissal Under the 2006 ICSID Rules, in The Future of Investment Arbitration (R. P. Alford and C. A. Rogers, eds.) (Oxford University Press, 2009) (with C. B. Lamm and H. Pham).
Security and Human Rights: Is a Compromise Necessary to Combat Terrorism?, in Europe Confronts Terror (K. Von Hippel ed.) (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005).
Book Review, Global Arb. Rev., Oct. 2012 (reviewing International Investment Law and Soft Law (Andrea Bjorklund and August Reinisch, eds.)).
Proceedings of the 106th Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law: Confronting Complexity (H. Cohen, C. Giorgetti and C. Payne eds., 2013).
International Dispute Resolution
International Courts and Tribunals
State Failure and Fragility