David Donat Cattin

Adjunct Associate Professor

Center for Global Affairs

  • JD, LUISS University Rome
  • DR, Universita' degli Studi di Teramo, PhD Int Law-HR
  • Cert., Hague Academy of International Law, CSR, Post-PhD
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David Donat Cattin (Ph.D Law) is the Secretary-General of Parliamentarians for Global Action (PGA), the largest global NGO of individual lawmakers. He worked to promote the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in more than 100 countries. Under his coordination, PGA contributed to the ratification process of 77 out the current 122 States Parties to the Rome Statute, including Japan and El Salvador.

Since May 2012, he teaches International Law at NYU’s Center for Global Affairs. In 1999-2018, he has been lecturer at Salzburg Law School on International Criminal Law, Faculty of Law (Austria). In 2001-04, he coordinated the LLM Program on International Cooperation Against International and Transnational Crimes at University of Teramo (Italy), Faculty of Law. He intervened an expert-witness before the German Bundestag, Italian Chamber of Deputies, Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, European Parliament, and Africa-Caribbean-Pacific—European Union Joint Parliamentary Assembly. In 2011, he formed part of Commonwealth’s Working Group that re-drafted the Commonwealth Model Law to Implement the Rome Statute of the ICC in National Laws.

Dr. Donat Cattin has been featured in a number of international media, including BBC World Service, Reuters, Al-Jazeera (Eng), Deutche Welle, Pravda, Radio Netherlands Worldwide, Sky TG 24 (Italy), Radio Rai 2 (Italy), Radiotelevisione Svizzera Italiana (Switzerland), WBS (Uganda), New Straight Times (Malaysia), Inter-Press Service and Institute for War and Peace Reporting.

May 15 2021

Making the Case for a Hybrid Chamber at the ICC [co-author with Philippa Greer] (online ed: https://harvardilj.org/2021/05/making-the-case-for-a-hybrid-chamber-at-the-icc/)

By Harvard International Law Journal
Feb 01 2021

Article 68 (Protection of Victims and Witnesses and Their Participation in the Proceedings); Article 75 (Reparations for Victims), in COMMENTARY ON THE ROME STATUTE OF THE ICC, K.AMBOS ed

By Beck/Hart Publishers
Jun 01 2019

Victims Rights in the International Criminal Court, in INT. AND TRANSNATIONAL CRIME AND JUSTICE, M. NATARAJAN ed.

By Cambridge Univ. Press
Jun 06 2018

What Reparations for the Descendants of the Victims of the Armenian Genocide?, in THE ARMENIAN MASSACRES OF 1915â¿¿1916 A HUNDRED YEARS LATER - OPEN QUESTIONS AND TENTATIVE ANSWERS IN INT LAW, F. LATTANZI/E. PISTOIA eds.

By Springer
Dec 15 2016

International Law and the Protection of Humanity (co-editor)

By Brill/Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
Dec 15 2016

Intervention of Humanity or the Use of Force to Halt Mass Atrocities, the Peremptory Prohibition of Aggression and the Interplay between Jus ad Bellum, Jus in Bello and Individual Criminal Responsibility on the Crime of Aggression

By Brill/Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
Sep 30 2015

The Politics of Impunity and the purported Yemen model

By Il Sirente/Peace Processes & Human Dignity Review
May 01 2012

Approximation and harmonization as a result of the implementation of the Rome Statute, FRAGMENTATION AND DIVERSIFICATION OF INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL LAW, L. VAN DEN HERIK & C. STAHN eds.

By T.M.C. Asser Press-Cambridge Univ Press