Riccardo Vecellio Segate

PhD Candidate in International Law, University of Macau

Riccardo is a PhD Candidate in International Law at the University of Macau, supervised by Professor Rostam Neuwirth, and awardee of the first university-wide “Talent Program” for the most promising doctoral project. Formerly, he was Exchange Scholar at the School of Law of Tsinghua University (Beijing).

He completed an LLM in Public International Law at Utrecht University, supervised by Professor Cedric Ryngaert; a PGDip in European and Global Governance at the University of Bristol; and three Diplomas (in European Affairs; Development and International Cooperation; Emergencies and Humanitarian Intervention) at ISPI in Milan. Prior to that, Mr Vecellio Segate gained a Bachelor and Master’s Degree in Piano Performance at the State Conservatory “E. F. Dall’Abaco” of Verona, studying music also in Paris (with Professor Aldo Ciccolini), Salzburg, Nice, as well as the University of Leeds as an Erasmus+ Visiting MMus.

Riccardo authored several peer-reviewed articles, including «Fragmenting Cybersecurity Norms Through the Language(s) of Subalternity: India in “the East” and the Global Community» (Columbia Journal of Asian Law) and «Reconceptualising Musical Treasures in Italy, the EU and the World: The Functional Legacy of Performativity» (Art Antiquity and Law). He was formerly Articles Editor of the Bristol Law Review (paper-based version), as well as Executive Editor and Secretary of the Utrecht Journal of International and European Law.

Invited by, inter alia, the European Society of International Law and the Asian Society of International Law, he presented his research at 50+ academic conferences in 30+ countries all over Europe, North America and Asia, including at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law and at the universities of Geneva, Renmin (Beijing), Gottingen, Kyushu, La Sapienza (Rome), KU Leuven, Peking, Firenze, NUS (Singapore), Trieste, Philippines College of Law, York (Toronto), International Islamic University Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur), Padova, Universitas Indonesia (Jakarta), Bologna, Wuhan.

He was awarded the third prize (team result) at the “Telders” Moot Court organised by Leiden University at the Peace Palace (May 2018), and the Young Scholar Prize at the “Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Algorithms: Regulation, Governance, Markets” Conference in Fukuoka (November 2019). Mr Vecellio Segate assists NGOs, private companies, and international organisations as a policy and legal consultant in dealing with “digital privacy”, cybersecurity, surveillance, data protection, intellectual property (especially trade secrets), artificial intelligence, transnational crime, as well as cultural heritage protection.

  • PhD Candidate in International Law, University of Macau