Dr Michele Tedeschini

Postdoc Research Fellow

Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research
Schifferstraße 44
47059 Duisburg

Phone: +49 (0)203 379-5249
Fax: +49 (0)203 379-5276
E-Mail: tedeschini@gcr21.uni-due.de


09/2016 – 09/2020

SOAS, University of London

School of Law

Doctoral candidate

01/2020 - 06/2020

The University of Manchester

School of Social Sciences

Teaching assistant

04/2019 - 06/2019

Norwegian Centre for Human Rights

Visiting scholar

05/2017 - 04/2019

Global Legal Action Network (GLAN)

Legal researcher

Research Interests

  • Global political economy
  • History and theory of international law
  • Critical approaches to international law


Michele Tedeschini joined the research group 'Pathways and Mechanisms of Global Cooperation' in July 2020 and will be a Postdoc Research Fellow until June 2021.


Research Project at the Centre

Assessing the Performative Effect of the NIEO Ideology on Contemporary Projects of South-South Cooperation, With Particular Reference to the BRICS

Advanced by developing countries in the 1970s, calls for the establishment of a New International Economic Order (NIEO) represent a favorite terrain of historical investigation for scholars interested in global political economy. Michele's study aims to draw a connection between past and present by analysing the enduring relevance of the NIEO project from a performative standpoint. For that purpose, it proceeds along two investigative lines. First, it asks whether the NIEO ideology influences contemporary patterns of South-South economic cooperation—with particular reference to the initiatives undertaken by Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa in the context of the BRICS group. Secondly, it considers the way in which some states from the Global North systematically oppose certain projects of South-South cooperation. This latter strand seeks to determine whether such an opposition is dictated by perceiving the NIEO ideology as an enduring threat to political arrangements benefiting the Global North.


Tedeschini, Michele (2021). ‘Historical Base and Legal Superstructure: Reading Contingency and Necessity in the Tadić Case’, forthcoming in Heller KJ and Venzke I (eds.), Contingency in International Law: On the Possibility of Different Legal Histories (Oxford University Press).

Tedeschini, Michele (2020). 'The Pandemic and Us: Enemy, Resistance, Desire’, Critical Legal Thinking (29 May 2020), criticallegalthinking.com/2020/05/29/the-pandemic-and-us-enemy-resistance-desire/0/.

Tedeschini, Michele (2019). 'Human Rights as a Limit to Utopian Thinking?’, MenschenRechtsMagazin 24, 1/2.

Tedeschini, Michele (2015). ‘Complementarity in Practice: the ICC’s Inconsistent Approach in the Gaddafi and Al-Senussi Admissibility Decisions’, Amsterdam Law Forum, 7(1), 76–97. DOI: doi.org/10.37974/ALF.276.