Irene Sacchetti

Irene Sacchetti


Irene Sacchetti joined the IASS as a fellow in January 2022. In her research project, she is focusing on the re-imagination of human rights law within a planetary justice perspective in the Anthropocene, by exploring alternative onto-epistemologies. After finishing her Master in Public International Law at University of Bologna, Irene worked at the Centre for Climate Law and Sustainability Studies in Prague and at the Geneva International Centre for Justice. She researched on challenges that the climate crisis poses to human rights and law at all levels. She recently attended the Oxford School of Climate Change to gain more scientific insights on the global environmental and climate crisis. Irene is also part of the UNMGCY Migration Working Group, where she upholds youth migrants voices in international fora.

  • Climate Law Researcher - Centre for Climate Law and Sustainability Studies, Institute of State and Law of the Czech Academy of Sciences - Prague, Czech Republic (Sept. 2021- Nov. 2021)
  • Policy Officer - UNMGCY Migration Working Group (April 2021- present)
  • Human Rights Officer - Geneva International Centre for Justice - Geneva, Switzerland (Jan. 2021- June 2021)
  • Master's degree in Public International Law - Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna - Bologna, Italy (2018-2020)
  • Erasmus Scholarship for the School of Law - National University of Ireland - Galway, Ireland (2016-2017)
  • Bachelor's degree in Law - Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna - Bologna, Italy (2015-2018)
  • planetary justice
  • climate migration
  • indigenous rights and traditional knowledge
  • gender (in)equality and climate change *climate litigation
  • food sovereignty and agroecology

Publications at the IASS

Publications prior to joining the IASS

  • Visiting Editor at the UBLR, University of Bologna Law Review