Domenico (PhD, LLM, Avvocato, Associate Fellow HEA) is a human rights lawyer by background. In November 2019, he obtained a PhD from the University of Aberdeen (UK), where he also worked as a teaching assistant at the School of Law. His PhD research was sponsored by the Centre for Citizenship, Civil Society and Rule of Law (CISRUL). Before beginning his PhD research, Domenico qualified as a solicitor in Italy practising in the area of criminal law.
Domenico is an accountability scholar, with a strong interest in political and constitutional theory, conducting multidisciplinary research in the wide spectrum of human right law. The bulk of Domenico's research focuses on the regulation and the accountability of non-governmental organisations (NGOs).
His works have been published by leading peer-reviewed journals including the Human Rights Law Review, Voluntary Sector Review and International Criminal Law Review. Most recently Domenico's work has featured in Forbes (2020) and OpenDemocracy (2019). Domenico presented his research at international events organised and hosted by the Centre for Global Cooperation Research (Germany, October 2020), Copenhagen Business School (Denmark, March 2018), Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam (The Netherlands, July 2018), The University of Bologna (Italy, March 2018) and University College Dublin (Ireland, September 2017).
Domenico has advised several international-NGOs including the Danube Civil Society Forum, a Serbian-based NGO campaigning for environmental protection. He also wrote a report on Roma rights in Europe for Global Minorities Alliance (British-based NGO), and has trained humanitarian personnel working in refugee camps in Iraq and Lebanon managed by the Italian-based NGO “Un Ponte Per”.
At Stirling Law School, Domenico is the module coordinator of the LLB courses in Public Law and Legal System (2020/21; 2019/20), Law of Delict (2020/21), and International Human Rights Law (2019/20).