Annalisa Ciampi graduated magna cum laude from the University of Florence (Juris Doctor), has a Master’s Degree from Harvard Law School (LLM) and a PhD in International Law from the University of Rome La Sapienza. A Professor of Law since 2005, she was a visiting professor at the Academy of European Law, European University Institute (2008) and the Institut des Hautes Etudes Internationales (I.H.E.I.), Université Panthéon – Assas (Paris II)(2009). In 2010, Prof. Ciampi was selected as Brandon Fellow at the Lautherpacht Centre of International Law (Cambridge, UK). She has served as a member of the European Committee of Social Rights; an expert to the Committee of Legal Advisers on Public International Law of the Council of Europe; an ad hoc judge of the European Court of Human Rights; and as a legal adviser to the Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs. She was a Visiting Professional with the Legal and Advisory Section of the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. Her scholarly publications law have appeared in leading international journals such as the American Journal of International Law, Rivista di diritto internazionale and the Journal of International Criminal Justice. In addition, Ciampi published a book on the impact of the work of the Security Council on human rights. She is currently a Professor of International Law at the University of Verona and a Visiting Professor of European Human Rights Law at the Monash University (Prato Centre, in Italy). Since 1 May 2017, she is  UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association.