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Gian Luca Burci

Gian Luca Burci is Adjunct Professor of international law at the Graduate Institute of Geneva since 2012. He served in the Legal Office of the World Health Organization since 1998 and was its Legal Counsel from 2005 to 2016. Professor Burci previously worked in the International Atomic Energy Agency (1998-1999) and the Office of the UN Legal Counsel (1999-2008).

His courses include the law of international organizations and international health law. While in WHO, he was involved in the negotiation and implementation of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, the revision and implementation of the International Health Regulations, WHO’s response to the 2014-2016 Ebola outbreak and WHO reform. Prof.

Burci holds a post graduate degree in law from the University of Genova, Italy. His areas of expertise are public international law, the law of international organisations as well as global health governance and law. His main areas of research are global health security, access to pathogens for public health purposes, and immunities of international organizations. Prof. Burci is the co-author of the leading English book on WHO, editor of the first research collection on global health law, co-editor of the first research handbook on global health law and author of numerous articles and book chapters.

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