Gabriella Citroni, is professor of International Human Rights Law at the University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy and lecturer at the Geneva Academy of Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, holding a course on “Enforced Disappearances in International Law”. She is also and Senior Legal Advisor at TRIAL International. Her research focuses on subjects related to international human rights law and she cooperates with a number of NGOs providing legal assistance to victims of gross human rights violations and their relatives in different countries, including Algeria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Honduras, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, and Peru. She has written several articles and books on international human rights law.
From 2003 to 2005, she was a member, as legal advisor, of the Italian delegation at the United Nations during the negotiations of the International Convention on the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance. In 2010, she was a consultant for the United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances for the drafting of the study on best practices on enforced disappearances in domestic criminal legislation. In 2015, she was a consultant for the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe for the drafting of an issue paper on missing persons and victims of enforced disappearance in Europe. In 2016, she was a consultant of the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe to review the Tunisian draft law on the crime of enforced disappearance. In 2018, she was a consultant for the International Committee of the Red Cross, in charge of drafting a gap analysis on preventing and resolving the tragedy of missing migrants. She acted as expert witness before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in three cases of enforced disappearance (Comunidad campesina de Santa Bárbara v. Peru, Vereda La Esperanza v. Colombia, and Alvarado and others v. Mexico).