Domenico's project explores the relationship between UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies and National Human Rights Institutions, two integrating components of the complex "transmission belt" between the international and domestic systems of human rights law protection. The purpose behind his research is to develop a model for increasing the effectiveness of UN Human Rights Treaties by means of standardized Treaty Body-National Human Rights Institutions interaction processes.
As of January 2017, the research project will be brought forward at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights (Geneva, Switzerland), where Domenico is Visiting Researcher and part of the Academic Platform on Treaty Body Review 2020 (https://www.geneva-academy.ch/our-projects/our-projects/un-human-rights-mechanisms/detail/16[)
Domenico holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of Exeter and a Master of Laws (LLM) in International Human Rights Law from Lund University. He has previously worked as research assistant within the National Human Rights Institution Unit of the Raoul Wallenberg Institute for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (Lund) and as research trainee for the European Union's Fundamental Rights Agency (Vienna). He has also worked for the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (Human Rights Treaty Division) as well as for two National Human Rights Institutions (Mongolian Human Rights Commission and Defensoria del Pueblo of Ecuador).