Professor Chiara Giorgetti

University of Richmond


Chiara Giorgetti is Professor of Law at Richmond Law School and Senior Fellow at International Claims and Reparations Project at Columbia Law School. In November 2023, she was elected on the Board of the Register of Damage for Ukraine, where is the Vice-Chair.

Professor Giorgetti is an expert in international dispute resolution, and she has acted as expert, counsel and adjudicator in numerous inter-states disputes.

She is Vice-President of the American Branch of the International Law Association and elected member of the American Law Institute and immediate past Chair of ITA’s Academic Council.

She teaches and writes in the areas of international law, international arbitration, international dispute resolution and international courts and tribunals. She has authored or edited ten books and over 60 articles and chapters, including ‘International Claims Commissions: Righting Wrongs After Conflict (with L. Brilmayer and L. Charlton), ‘The Rule, Practice and Jurisprudence of International Courts and Tribunals,’ ‘Litigating International Investment Disputes – A Practitioner’s Guide and Challenges’ and ‘Recusal of Arbitrators and Judges in International Courts and Tribunals.’ Presently, her research focuses on international claims commissions, as well as ethics, the drafting of a Code of Ethics for Arbitrators and issues of State responsibility. Her latest book is Research Handbook on International Claims Commissions (E Elgar, 2023 edited with P. Pearsall and H. Ruiz-Fabri).

Prior to joining Richmond, she practiced international arbitration with White & Case in Washington, D.C. and Lalive in Geneva and worked extensively with the United Nations in New York and Somalia.

Her practice focuses on international disputes, and includes representing sovereign States in front of ICSID tribunals, the UN Compensation Commission and at the Eritrea Ethiopia Claims and Boundary Commissions. She serves as Professor in the UN Regional Courses in International Law and her lectures are recorded in the UN Audiovisual library for international law.

Professor Giorgetti holds a law degree from Bologna University, an MSc from the London School of Economics, and an LLM and a JSD from Yale Law School. She clerked at the International Court of Justice. During her Sabbatical leave in 2019-2020, she served as a scholar in residence at ICSID, working mostly on developing a code of conduct for adjudicators.