New Podcast Series – Antonio Cassese: The Stubborn Sparrow

Dicembre 13, 2021
The Antonio Cassese Initiative presente a podcast series about the work and legacy of the late Antonio Cassese, pioneering international lawyer, on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of his passing.
Listen to learn more about his impact on international law and institutions on five selected issues: genocide; terrorism; torture; human rights in the European Union; and war crimes.

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This episode introduces the figure of Antonio Cassese, a giant of international law who was known to his friends simply as ‘Nino‘. Nino’s voice tells the story of the sparrow, to which the podcast owes its title.
The co-hosts — Paola Gaeta, Salvatore Zappalà, Giulia Pinzauti and Antonio Coco — introduce the late Professor Antonio Cassese, a giant of international law (as the former UN Secretary General called him)  who was known to his friends simply as ‘Nino’.

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This episode discusses the findings on genocide and working methods of the UN Commission of Inquiry in Darfur, which Antonio Cassese chaired in 2004-2005. Paola Gaeta and Salvatore Zappalà interview Fannie Lafontaine, who worked with Antonio Cassese as his legal assistant at the time.


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