First Level Master's Diploma

Human Rights and Conflict Management

Who is who

Emanuele Sommario, MA Director

Emanuele Sommario is presently Assistant Professor (Ricercatore Universitario) of International Law at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna of Pisa (Italy). He holds a PhD in International Law from the Scuola Sant’Anna and an LLM in Public International Law from the University of Nottingham (UK). Emanuele has been Excellence Fellow at the International Law Department of the University of Geneva, Visiting Fellow at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, and Visiting Fellow at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. His main interests lay in Human Rights Law, International Humanitarian Law, International Criminal Law, the law on international responsibility, and International Disaster Law, and he is the author of several scholarly works on the above topics, which he teaches at under-, graduate, and postgraduate level. Since 2013 he is unit coordinator of the International Disaster Law Project, financed by the Italian Ministry for University and Research. As from 2000, he is Programme Officer at the International Training Programme for Conflict Management of the Scuola Sant’Anna. He served in several Electoral Observation Missions and was involved in training activities for the personnel of international, governmental and non-governmental organisations in Europe, the Horn of Africa, the Middle East and the Balkans. His latest publications include a monograph on situations of public emergency and human rights (Stati d’emergenza e trattati a tutela dei diritti umani, Giappichelli, 2018) and an edited volume on human rights protection in disaster settings (Routledge Handbook of Human Rights and Disasters, Routledge, 2018). He speaks Italian, German and English.

Contact: emanuele.sommario (at)

Chiara Macchi, MA Didactic Coordinator

Chiara Macchi is currently a research fellow at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna and the Didactic Coordinator of the Master in Human Rights and Conflict Management. She holds a Ph.D. in International Human Rights Law from the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (Pisa, Italy), where she is also a lecturer in Business and Human Rights and in International Human Rights Law. She is adjunct professor at the University of Pisa and an associate researcher of the Essex Business and Human Rights Project of the University of Essex, School of Law (UK), where she has also been a visiting scholar. She has been involved in several research and consultancy projects related to her main research interests, which include, among others, the extraterritorial human rights obligations of States, the human right to water and the accountability of transnational corporations for human rights violations.


Matteo Bartolini, MA Project Officer

Matteo Bartolini is Project Officer at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna since December 2011. He holds a Master in Human Rights and Conflict Management from the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, a MA degree in Politics and International Relations from the University of Pisa and a BA degree in Political Sciences and International Relations, from the same University. For the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna he has worked as Project Officer for several training courses organized in Italy and abroad and he is in charge of the implementation of the EU Aid Volunteers training courses organized by the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna.


Rossella Altamura, Programme Officer and Internship Coordinator/Advisor

Rossella joined the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in April 2011 in quality of Programme Officer of the Master in Human Rights and Conflict Management. She is a former student of the same programme and holds an MA in Politics and International Relations and a BA in Political Sciences and International Relations from the University of Pisa. In the framework of the Master programme she coordinates the internship phase, by advising students on career goals and competences to achieve, by providing support to students in the drafting of CVs, cover letters and documents for applications, by maintaining contacts with relevant organizations in the sector and by organizing job orientation sessions together with career coaching experts. Finally, she is specialized in designing and organizing safety and security trainings and she is currently in charge of the project Hostile Environment Awareness Training for EU Institutions. She speaks Italian and English. You can contact her at