Gian Luca Burci

Adjunct Professor of International Law


Gian Luca Burci is Adjunct Professor of International Law. Professor Burci is Legal Counsel of the World Health Organization, a position he has held since 2005. Prior to that appointment, he was Senior Legal Officer in the World Health Organization between 1998 and 2005, legal officer in the Office of the Legal Counsel from 1989 to 1998, and legal officer in the International Atomic Energy Agency between 1988 and 1989. Professor Burci is Adjunct Professor of International Law at the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies in Geneva since 2010 and Director of the Joint LLM in Global Health Law and International Institutions co-organized by the Graduate Institute and the Georgetown University School of Law. His research interests focus on the law of international immunities, the law and governance of international organizations, global health law and governance, and the role of the Security Council. He is currently on the editorial board of the International Organization Law Review. Professor Burci is the co-author of a book on the World Health Organization (2004) and of a large number of articles and book chapters, most recently on the responsibility of international organizations and public-private partnerships. A national of Italy, Professor Burci holds a doctorate in law from the University of Genoa.