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
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.