Andrea Cofelice is a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science – Comparative and European Politics at the University of Siena. His research deals with the empowerment of international parliamentary institutions, in a global and comparative perspective. He is also a junior researcher at the Interdepartmental Centre on Human Rights and the Rights of Peoples of the University of Padua. He holds a BA in International Relations and Human Rights and a MA in Institutions and Policies of Human Rights and Peace from the University of Padua (Faculty of Political Science). His research interests focus on international democracy, international parliamentary institutions, international human rights institutions, global governance and human rights policies.