Bio

I am an Assistant Professor of Human Rights Law at the Department of Public Law and Governance. Prior to joining Tilburg Law School, I was an LSE postdoctoral fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science and a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Business Ethics at the University of St. Gallen (the holder of a Basic Research Fund). I was also a consultant for the British Academy Future of the Corporation Programme. I studied law at the University of Milan, Harvard Law School (LLM) and Maastricht Law School (PhD). During my PhD, I was a research fellow at the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg and a visiting research fellow at the Max Planck Institute Heidelberg and the University of Tel Aviv Global Trust Project. In 2023, I was a visiting professor at FGV Direito Sao Paulo in Brasil. 

Expertise

My research focuses on human rights law across different fields. This includes business and human rights; environment and human rights; extraterritoriality and transnationality; the impact of human rights on private law litigation and corporate law. My most significant publication is my book Business and Human Rights: The Obligations of the European Home States: Dalia Palombo: Hart Publishing (bloomsbury.com). I have also published numerous articles, including in the Human Rights Law Review (OUP) and the Business and Human Rights Journal (CUP). In 2022, I  had the honour to be a TedX Speaker Identità e sostenibilità | Dalia Palombo | TEDxCourmayeur - YouTube

Teaching

Teaching is my great passion. I believe the learning process uniquely connects students and teacher as well as students in between in each other. My teaching experience includes international law, human rights, business and human rights and company law. Prior to joining Tilburg Law School, I had the pleasure to teach at the London School of Economics, the University of St. Gallen, SciencesPo Paris (Campus Nancy), and Luiss University. If you are interested in joining one of my classes, please do not hesitate to contact me. 

Courses

Recent publications

  1. A divided world? - A lesson from the energy charter treaty

    Palombo, D. (Author). (2023). A divided world? A lesson from the energy charter treaty. Web publication/site, . https://rightsasusual.com/?p=1481
  2. Guiding principle 25 - Access to remedy - foundation principle

    Palombo, D. (2023). Guiding principle 25: Access to remedy - foundation principle. In B. Choudhury (Ed.), The UN guiding principles on business and human rights : A commentary (pp. 191-199). (Elgar Commentaries series). Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd..
  3. The Hague Rules on Business and Human Rights - Reconciling business a…

    Palombo, D. (2023). The Hague Rules on Business and Human Rights: Reconciling business and human rights with arbitration? In R. Gulati, T. John, & B. Köhler (Eds.), The Elgar companion to UNCITRAL (pp. 177-192). (Elgar Companions to International Organisations series). Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd..
  4. The US at the margins of business and human rights

    Palombo, D. (2023). The US at the margins of business and human rights. International Community Law Review, 25(3-4), 247-267.
  5. Extraterritorial, universal or transnational human rights law?

    Palombo, D. (2022). Extraterritorial, universal or transnational human rights law? Israel Law Review, 1-28. Advance online publication.

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