Full Professor of International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva since 2002. Andrea Bianchi has been a Visiting Professor at King’s College London, Hebrew University, Jerusalem; the University of Vienna Faculty of Law, the Catholic University in Milan and the University of Paris 1 (Panthéon-Sorbonne).

He has consulted for international organizations on matters related to counterterrorism, security and human rights, and for multinational corporations on business and human rights issues.  In 2015 he appeared as counsel before the European Court of Human Rights Grand Chamber in the Al-Dulimi case. Between 2010 and 2014 he served as a designated member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Terrorism. He co-chaired the working group on the use of force that led to the Leiden Policy Recommendations on Counterterrorism and International Law (2010).

Author and/or editor of a trilogy of books on terrorism for Hart Publishing: Enforcing International Law Norms against Terrorism (2004); Counterterrorism: Democracy’s Challenge, (co-edited with Alexis Keller) (2008); and International Law and Terrorism (co-authored with Yasmin Naqvi) (2011); and of the following books on international law: International Law Theories. An Inquiry Into Different Ways of Thinking, (author) (Oxford University Press, 2016); Interpretation in International Law (co-edited with Dan Peat and Matt Windsor; Oxford University Press, 2015); Transparency in International Law (co-edited with Anne Peters; Cambridge University Press, 2013). He has also edited the following research collections: Theory and Philosophy of International Law (Edward Elgar 2017); and Non-State Actors in International Law (Ashgate, 2009).

His forthcoming work: International Law’s Invisible Frames – Social Cognition and Knowledge Production in International Legal Processes (co-edited with Moshe Hirsch) is going to appear from Oxford University Press in 2021.


Bianchi, A. and Saab, A. (2019). Fear and International Law-Making: an Exploratory Inquiry. Leiden Journal of International Law, 32, 351-365.

Bianchi, A. and Naqvi, Y. (2019). Counterterrorism and International Law in: Erica Chenoweth, Andreas Gofas, Richard English, and Stathis Kalyvas (eds), Oxford Handbook on Terrorism. Oxford University Press.

Bianchi, A. (2014).  Terrorism in: Andrew Clapham and Paola Gaeta (Eds), The Oxford Handbook of International law in Armed Conflict, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Bianchi, A. (2013). The International Regulation of the Use of Force: the Politics of Interpretive Method, in Larissa van den Herik and Nico Schrijver (Eds.), Counter-Terrorism Strategies in a Fragmented International Legal Order. Meeting the Challenges. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Bianchi, A. (2011). Terrorism and Armed Conflicts: Insights from a Law and Literature Perspective. Leiden Journal of International Law, 24, 1-21.

Bianchi, A. (2010). Fear’s Legal Dimension. Counterterrorism and Human Rights in L. Boisson de Chazournes and M. Kohen (eds.) International Law and the Quest for its Implementation – Le droit international et la quête de sa mise en oeuvre: Liber Amicorum Vera Gowlland-Debbas, Leiden, Martinus Nijhoff.

Bianchi, A. (2009). State Responsibility and Criminal Liability of Individuals in A. Cassese (ed.) The Oxford Companion to International Criminal Justice, Oxford, Oxford University Press.

Bianchi, A. (2006). Security Council’s Anti-terror resolutions and their Implementation by Member States: an Overview. Journal of International Criminal Justice, 4, 1044-1073.

Bianchi, A. (2006). Assessing the Effectiveness of the UN Security Council’s Anti-terrorism Measures: the Quest for Legitimacy and Cohesion’ European Journal of International Law, 17, 880-919.

Bianchi, A. (2003). Managing the Risk of International Terrorism. Revue européenne de droit public, 15, 151-163.