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Eliana Cusato – Legal and Policy Officer

Eliana CUSATO joined the Institute in November 2018 as a member of the Legal and Policy Team. She is a Ph.D. candidate in the Faculty of Law at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and a recipient of the NUS Doctoral Research Scholarship. She was educated in Milan (Catholic University, LLB and LLM), Sydney (University of Technology of Sydney), Shanghai (Jao Tong University) and during her Ph.D. she was a visiting fellow at the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies (Leiden University). Eliana’s doctoral dissertation focuses on environmental degradation and natural resource depletion, and how these phenomena relate to violence and armed conflict. Her work has been published in leading academic journals (e.g. Journal of International Criminal Justice, Asian Journal of International Law) and presented at international workshops/conferences. Eliana is qualified to practice in Italy where, prior to entering academia, she worked as a litigation lawyer specialising in corporate and environmental crimes. In 2011-2012 she interned at the International Criminal Court, in the Office of the Public Counsel for the Defence.