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Paolo Mazzotti

Research Fellow

mazzotti@mpil.de
Tel. +49 (6221) 482-326

Main Fields of Research:

Public International Law; International Economic Law; International Environmental Law; EU Constitutional Law; EU Administrative Law

Academic Career:

09/2022 - : Research Fellow and Ph.D. candidate, MPIL (supervisor: Armin von Bogdandy)

  - 06/2023: Summer Course on the Law of the EU, Academy of European Law (AEL) - European University Institute (EUI) (Florence, Italy)

  • Recipient of the Diploma of the Academy (Law of the European Union) (2023)  

06/2022 - 07/2022: Intern, MPIL

04/2022 - 08/2022: Research Assistant, UN International Law Commission (ILC) (Geneva, Switzerland)

09/2021 - 06/2022: LL.M. in International Law, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (Geneva, Switzerland) (summa cum laude)

 - 02/2022 - 05/2022: Legal clinic researcher, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) (Geneva, Switzerland)

09/2015 - 12/2020: Master's Degree in Law, University of Trento (Trento, Italy) (110/110 summa cum laude)

 - 09/2015 - 12/2020: Affiliation with the University of Trento's Honours College, "Collegio Clesio" (Trento, Italy)

 - 08/2018: European Summer Course 2018, Europa-Institut (Universität des Saarlandes) (Saarbrücken, Germany)

 - 05/2019 - 08/2019: Intern, Embassy of Italy in Tokyo (Tokyo, Japan)

 - 08/2019 - 12/2019: Erasmus+ exchange, Maastricht University (Maastricht, The Netherlands)

 - 03/2020, 09/2020 - 12/2020: Research stay, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (Geneva, Switzerland)

Recent Publications

  • Greening Global Trade: Enhanced Synergies between Climate and Trade Policies for Decarbonization. T20 Indonesia Policy Brief, 2022 (with S.K. Mohanty et al.). https://www.t20indonesia.org/wp-content/...
  • Towards a Theory of Transnational Judicial Review in European Administrative Law. In: Italian Journal of Public Law 13, 350-391 (2021) (with Mariolina Eliantonio). https://www.ijpl.eu/wp-content/uploads/2...
  • Stepping Up the Enforcement of Trade and Sustainable Development Chapters in the European Union's Free Trade Agreements: Reconsidering the Debate on Sanctions. European Law Institute's Young Lawyers Award 2021, 2021. https://www.europeanlawinstitute.eu/file...
  • Restructuring the WTO Regulatory Framework on Industrial Subsidies: Sustainability, Free Trade and Prosperity. T20 Italy Policy Brief, 2021 (with Filippo Bizzotto et al.). https://www.t20italy.org/2021/09/08/rest...
  • Transnational Judicial Review in Horizontal Composite Procedures: Berlioz, Donnellan, and the Constitutional Law of the Union. In: European Papers 5, 41-70 (2020). doi: 10.15166/2499-8249/373 (with Mariolina Eliantonio). https://www.europeanpapers.eu/en/e-journ...

Blogposts

Working Papers

Presentations

03 Feb 2024

The Future of EU Law: Continuity and Discontinuity between Procedure and Substance

Conference "70 Years of EU Law: Continuity and Discontinuity"

MPIL, Heidelberg, Germany

07 Oct 2023

The Necessity Defence in (the Swiss) Climate Protest Cases: Democratic Contestation in the Age of Climate Activism

Forschungskolloquium - Junger Arbeitskreis "Recht und Politik"

Goethe-University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

25 Sep 2023

State Immunities and Reparations for Core Crimes: The Italian Constitutional Court's Judgement No. 159/2023

Montagsrunde (früher Referentenbesprechung)

MPIL, Heidelberg, Germany

12 Jul 2023

Stranded Fossil Fuel Assets in International Investment Law: Socialising Losses by Politicising Commercial Risk?

Max Planck Climate Conference for a Sustainable Anthropocene

Harnack Haus, Berlin, Germany

07 Jul 2023

A Parallel Universe? The Multiple Functions of Investment Agreements before Domestic Courts

Workshop: 'The Rise of Domestic Courts in International Investment Law'

MPIL, Heidelberg, Germany

12 Jun 2023

The WTO's Fisheries Subsidies Agreement and Ocean Governance

Montagsrunde (früher Referentenbesprechung) (together with Dr. Christian Schultheiss)

MPIL, Heidelberg, Germany

04 May 2023

A New Generation of Investor-State Disputes in the Energy Sector? International Investment Law and the Energy Transition

Round table: "Sustainability, Green Transition and Climate Change"

University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Rome, Italy

06 Mar 2023

The Enforcement of TSD Chapters in the EU's FTAs: Towards a Paradigm Shift?

Montasgrunde (früher Referentenbesprechung)

MPIL, Heidelberg, Germany

23 Jan 2023

Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform in the WTO: Where Do We Stand Now?

Montagsrunde (früher Referentenbesprechung)

MPIL, Heidelberg, Germany

14 Dec 2022 - 16 Dez 2022

Stranded Fossil Fuel Assets in International Investment Law: Socialising Losses by "Politicising" Commercial Risk?

Italian Society of Law and Economics Annual Conference 2022

LUMSA University, Palermo, Italy

26 Oct 2022 - 28 Okt 2022

Investment Treaty-Governed Disputes before Domestic Courts

Workshop: The Rise of Domestic Courts in International Investment Law

University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

08 Jul 2022 - 09 Juli 2022

The Necessity Defence in the Swiss Climate Protest Cases: The Dawn of a New Era for (Environmental) Civil Disobedience in Europe?

Conference: "Courts as an Arena for Societal Change"

Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands

07 Sep 2021

Stepping Up the Enforcement of Trade and Sustainable Development Chapters in the European Union’s Free Trade Agreements: Reconsidering the Debate on Sanctions

European Law Institute Annual Conference 2021

European Law Institute, Vienna, Austria (online)

21 Jun 2021

Comfortably Numb? The Implementation of the EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment’s Sustainability Commitments and the External Dimension of the European Green Deal

Conference: “A Green Deal for the Globe: European Union External Action and the International Just Transition”

College of Europe in Natolin, Warsaw, Poland (online)

Teaching

2023-2024

Diritto internazionale degli investimenti e transizione energetica (International Investment Law and the Energy Transition)

University of Rome "Tor Vergata" (online), 23.11.2023, 12:00-14:00

Participation in Conferences at Home and Abroad

ESIL Annual Conference, 'Is International Law Fair?', Université d'Aix-Marseille (Aix-en-Provence, France), 30.08.2023 - 02.09.2023

Max Planck Master Class 2023 - "From Madison to Trump: US Constitutional Law in the Light of Current Developments" (Prof. Daniel Halberstam), MPIL (Heidelberg, Germany), 24.04.2023 - 27.04.2023

Honours

Scholarship 'Borse di studio universitarie', Istituto Nazionale per la Previdenza Sociale (INPS) (2015-2020)

Affiliation, Collegio Clesio (Honours College, University of Trento) (2015-2020)

Young Lawyers Award, European Law Institute (ELI) (2021)

Ph.D. scholarship, Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes (2022-2023, 2024-2025)

'Donato Menichella' Ph.D. scholarship, Banca d'Italia (2023-2024)

Diploma in the Law of the European Union, Academy of European Law (AEL) - European University Institute (EUI) (2023)

Memberships

European Law Institute (2021- )

Italian Society of Law and Economics (2022- )

European Society of International Law (2023- )

Miscellaneous

Institutional responsibilities at the MPIL

Current

Co-coordinator, Dialoghi italiani (2023- )

Co-coordinator, Guest Integration Team (2023- )

Member of the organising committee, Max Planck Law Initiative Law, Climate Change, and the Environment (2023- )

Co-coordinator, Forum Francophone (2023- )

Scientific supervisor of assigned interns in the context of the Institute's Internship Programme (2023- )

 

Past

Internal Ph.D. representative (2023)

Languages

Italian, English, French, German