Antonio Cassese

Documents from [1953] to [2014]
Fonds Creator
Fonds Inventory
Reference Archivist

Andrea, Becherucci; Elisa, Rapini


The material comprising this collection reflects Antonio Cassese's professional career as a researcher, professor of international law, legal expert on human rights and judge in important international courts of law. The material collected throughout his career is comprised of various types of documents such as official statements, papers, legal opinions, administrative documents describing the various positions held by A. Cassese. A third of the fond is composed of correspondence that gives information on Cassese’s personal and professional relationships and on the cultural context in which he worked. The collection also includes press articles written by Cassese and interviews, which give a significant insight into Cassese’s opinion and thoughts. The fond also comprises photos, audio cassettes and DVDs concerning mostly conferences, seminars and interviews.

Extent and Medium

39 files


Arabic, Dutch, English, French, German, Spanish


Audio tape, Diploma, Paper file, Photographs, Video tape

Immediate Source of Acquisition

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

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.

Physical Characteristics

The documents are generally in very good condition.

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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