Riccardo Vecellio Segate

Fellow 2022/2023

▌▌▌PhD Candidate at the University of Macau.
▌▌▌Visiting PhD Researcher at the University of California at Berkeley.
▌▌▌LLM from the Universiteit Utrecht.
▌▌▌PgDip from the University of Bristol.

Riccardo Vecellio Segate is the PhD Candidate in International Law at the University of Macau. He is a a Visiting PhD Researcher at the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology at UC Berkeley Law.

He holds a Master of Laws in Public International Law from Utrecht University, a Postgraduate Diploma in European and Global Governance from the University of Bristol, and three Diplomas in European Affairs, Development Cooperation, and Humanitarian Intervention from ISPI Milan.

He has held visiting positions at the University of Leeds (2016), Tsinghua University in Beijing (2019), as well as the University of Hong Kong (2020, deferred).

Riccardo has single-authored or second-authored research articles and book reviews for such world-top peer-reviewed law journals as the Journal of International Dispute Settlement (Oxford University Press), The International Journal of Human Rights (Routledge), etc. Moreover, he has single-authored research articles for some of the most highly ranked specialised US law reviews, including for the law schools at Columbia (Columbia Journal of Asian Law), UCLA (UCLA Pacific Basin Law Journal),  etc. Furthermore, he has drafted extensive commentaries to some of the most controversial cases before Hong Kong SAR’s last-instance court (Court of Final Appeal) for the International Law in Domestic Courts series published by Oxford University Press.

Riccardo is a member of the International Advisory Board of the International Journal for the Semiotics of Law (Springer), and the former Executive Editor and Secretary of the Utrecht Journal of International and European Law (Ubiquity Press). He has also served as an ad-hoc peer-reviewer for renowned journals across multiple legal and policy fields, including the Queen Mary Journal of Intellectual Property (Elgar), AI & Ethics (Springer), as well as Energy Research and Social Science (Elsevier). In November 2019, he has been awarded the Young Scholar Prize at the “Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Algorithms: Regulation, Governance, Markets” Conference, organized by Kyushu University’s Faculty of Law in Fukuoka (Japan).

He has trained at the European Commission as a “Blue Book” stagiaire at the Directorate-General for Communication Networks, Content, and Technology, and worked as a legal consultant in Trade Secrets at Rouse. He has also worked for EXPO2015 (Field Force Team) and entered the start-up business with QuiCibo.

  • University of Macau, University of California at Berkeley