ACA Antonio Cassese

Documents from [1953] to [2014]

Identity Statement

Reference Code
Extent and Medium

39 dossiers

Physical Medium


Fonds Inventory
Reference Archivists

Becherucci, Andrea; Rapini, Elisa


Immediate Source of Acquisition

The fond was deposited in May 2015 by Silvia Fano, Cassese's wife.

Content and Structure


The material present in this fonds reflects Antonio Cassese's professional career as researcher, professor of international law, legal expert on human rights and judge in important international courts of law. The material collected throughout his career comprises various types of documents, including official statements, papers, legal opinions, as well as administrative documents describing the various positions held by A. Cassese. A third of the fonds consists of correspondence, which provides information on Cassese’s personal and professional relationships and on the cultural context in which he worked. The fonds also includes interviews and press articles written by Cassese that shed light on Cassese’s opinions and thoughts. The fonds also comprises photos, audio cassettes and DVDs, related mainly to conferences, seminars and interviews.

System of Arrangement

The original file arrangement has been widely maintained. The correspondence has been kept in the original order organized in different ways (according to addresses, subjects and senders). The documents concerning his professional career have been arranged by topic in order to keep every document in its context and to facilitate consultation, respecting as much as possible the provenance principle. Lastly, the series "press" has been organized mainly according to authors, newspapers and in chronological order.

Conditions of Access and Use

Access Conditions

The fonds is open for consultation.

Reproduction Conditions

Academic utilisation and partial reproduction (in the form of photocopies or digitalized photographs only) of the documents is authorized in accordance with the provisions in force at the HAEU.


Arabic, Dutch, English, French, German, Spanish

Type of Archival Materials

Artifact, Audio, Photograph, Textual, Video

Physical Characteristics

The documents are generally in very good condition.

Allied Materials


Notes and Remarks

The fond contains some articles written by Cassese and translated for several international newspapers from Albania, Czech Republic, Finland, Qatar, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia etc. Therefore, with these exceptions, there are other languages in addition to the languages referred to above.

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