Dr. Enrico Partiti LL.M. MA


  • Department:
    Research Department


Enrico Partiti pursued his doctoral studies at the University of Amsterdam. His dissertation was titled ‘Public play upon private standards. How European and international economic law enter into voluntary regimes for sustainability’. Enrico’s work lies at the intersection of EU and international law with regulatory strategies enacted by private actors in the domain of sustainability. In his PhD he discusses the potential of EU internal market law, EU competition law, and WTO law in the direct and indirect regulation of voluntary sustainability standards.

Enrico's research generally focuses on the regulatory role that private actors such as standard-setters and corporations are called on to play at the transnational stage, especially in the domain of sustainability and human rights. Enrico is particularly interested in the coordinating and directing mechanisms which can be employed by public authorities in the orchestration and steering of private regulation, and which lead to aligning private with public interests. Recent research focuses on the concept of due diligence as regulatory strategy at the international level, and especially its operationalisation by different public and private means and in different sectors.

At the Asser Instituut, Enrico is also academic coordinator of CLEER, the Center for the Law of European External Relations, and managing editor of CLEER Papers, CLEER's double-blind peer-reviewed publication. He also sits on the Board of the journal Legal Issues of Economic Integration.

During his permanence at the UvA, Enrico was lecturer of the courses EU law, EU competition law, guest lecturer in a number of other courses, and coach of the UvA WTO Moot Court team. He holds a Master’s degree in International Relations from the University of Turin (2009) and an Advanced LLM in International and European Economic Law from the University of Maastricht (2011), both with distinctions. He previously interned at the Italian Consulate General in Chicago.


Enrico Partiti and Steffen van der Velde (2017) Curbing supply-chain human rights violations through trade and due diligence. Possible WTO concerns raised by the EU conflict minerals Regulation. Journal of World Trade 51(6), Forthcoming

Enrico Partiti (2017) TBT Commitee Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Reccommendations with Relation to Arts. 2, 5, and Annex 3 to the Agreement. Oxford International Organisations (OXIO) Database

Enrico Partiti (2017) Public Play upon Private Standards. How International and European Economic Law enter into Voluntary Regimes for Sustainability. Doctoral Dissertation defended on 20 April 2017

Enrico Partiti (2016) A History of Law and Lawyers in the GATT/WTO by Gabrielle Marceau (Book Review) Common Market Law Review 53(5), 1468-1469

Enrico Partiti (2014) Research Handbook on the WTO and Technical Barriers to Trade by Tracey Epps and Michael J. Trebilcock (Book Review) International Trade Law and Regulation 20(4), 99

Enrico Partiti (2014) ‘Large-scale land acquisitions in Africa: A contractual approach’. In Nhamo, G., Chekwoti, C. (Eds.) Land grabs in a green African economy: Implications for trade, investment and development policies. Pretoria: HSRC Press, 78-106

Enrico Partiti (2013) The Appellate Body Report in US - Tuna II and its impact on eco-labelling and standardisation. Legal Issues of Economic Integration 40(1), 73-94