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At the Scuola, Riccardo Luporini serves as a course tutor and key teaching staff member of the Advanced Training Course on "European and International Human Rights Standards in Disaster Settings" (EIHRSDS), offered as part of a Jean Monnet Module co-funded by the European Union. Riccardo also works on the PRO3 Project ‘Preventing and Managing Flood Events: A Technical-Legal Analysis of the Implementation of Legislation Against Hydro-Geological Instability in Italy’.

In his research, Riccardo is currently focusing on human rights-based climate change litigation, and to this end, he is also a national rapporteur for Italy at the global climate litigation database of the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law (Columbia University in the City of New York).

Riccardo obtained a PhD from the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna with a research project dealing with climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction from a human rights perspective. 

Previously, he served as Assistant to the Special Rapporteur on the topic "Protection of Persons in the Event of Disasters" at the 68th session of the International Law Commission of the United Nations. He worked as a Blue Book Trainee at DG ECHO, European Commission, where he dealt with the implementation of the rescEU initiative. He was Visiting PhD Fellow at the Centre for International Law and Governance (CILG) and at the Copenhagen Center for Disaster Research (COPE), University of Copenhagen.


  • International climate change law 
  • International disaster law
  • Human rights law
  • Climate change litigation
  • EU and Italian law on flood risk management