D. Veshi, PhD


Joint International Doctoral Degree in “Law, Science and Technology” (LAST-JD) by Alma Mater Studiorum (co-ordinator), Bologna (Italy) in collaboration with University of Turin (Italy), Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (Spain), Mykolas Romeris University (Lithuania), and University of Tilburg (the Netherlands)

M.A. Insurance, Compulsory and Complementary Welfare, Public and Integrative Health Care (MAPA) by University of Carlo Cattaneo LIUC, Castellanza (Italy)

Single Cycle Degree Programme in Law by Alma Mater Studiorum (co-ordinator), Bologna (Italy)


Areas of Expertise:

Medical Law, Civil Law, Comparative Law, and Refugee Law


Subjects taught at UNYT:

Comparative Public & Constitutional Law; Refugee Law; Civil Law; Roman Law; Ethics of Law; Research Methods in Law.


Previous Teaching & Research Experiences:

2015/2016 – Teaching Assistant of “International Law and Health” at Alma Mater Studiorum, School of Economics

2010/2011 – Tutor of Internationalization at Alma Mater Studiorum, School of Pedagogical and Technological education

2009/2010 – Tutor of Internationalization at Alma Mater Studiorum, School of Art and Humanities

Publications: (Link to Publications)

Refugee Law

Koka, Enkelejda, and Denard Veshi. “Irregular Migration by Sea: Interception and Rescue Interventions in Light of International Law and the EU Sea Borders Regulation.” European Journal of Migration and Law 21.1 (2019): 26-52.


Medical Ethics and Law

Koka, Enkelejda, and Veshi, Denard. “The Emergence of a ‘Right to be Rescued’ in International Law” accepted in European Journal of Migration and Law.

Veshi, Denard, Enkelejda Koka, and Carlo Venditti, ‘The Importance of Legal Proxy in End-Of-Life Decisions in Some Western European Countries’ in Rivista Italiana di Medicina Legale e del Diritto in campo sanitario” 3/2018, pp. 901- 915.

Veshi, Denard. “Long-Term Care in Some Western European Countries: The Role of Public and Private Sectors” Politica del diritto 48.4 (2017):721-740.

Veshi, Denard. “Comments on the Lambert case: the rulings of the French Conseil d’État and the European Court of Human Rights.” Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 20.2 (2017): 187-193.

Veshi, Denard. “End-of-life decisions in Italy: an overview of the current situation.” Liverpool Law Review 38.2 (2017): 231-242.

Veshi, Denard, and Gerald Neitzke. “The Role of Legal Proxies in End-of-Life Decisions in Italy: A Comparison with Other Western European Countries.” Journal of Law and Medicine 24.4 (2017): 959-969.

Veshi, Denard, and Gerald Neitzke. “Council of Europe: Guide on the decision-making process regarding medical treatment in end-of-life situations.” Medical Law International 16.1-2 (2016): 94-102.

Veshi, Denard, and Gerald Neitzke. “Advance directives in some Western European Countries: a legal and ethical comparison between Spain, France, England, and Germany.” European Journal of Health Law 22.4 (2015): 321-345.

Veshi, Denard, and Gerald Neitzke. “Living wills in Italy: ethical and comparative law approaches.” European Journal of Health Law 22.1 (2015): 38-60.

Veshi, Denard. “I costi della non autosufficienza in Italia: il ruolo del settore pubblico e di quello privato.” Politica del diritto 46.2 (2015): 361-376.

Veshi, Denard. “Studio relativo alla Raccomandazione CM / Rec (2009) 11 in merito agli Stati di lingua latina (Italia, Francia, Portogallo e Spagna), tedesca (Austria, Germania e Svizzera) e inglese (Irlanda e Regno Unito di Gran Bretagna e Irlanda del Nord) .” in Rivista Italiana di Medicina Legale nel Campo Sanitario 3 (2015): 1277-1294.

Veshi, Denard. “La legge tedesca sul consenso informato: interpretazione delle Corti tedesche e comparazione con la normativa italiana.” in Rivista Italiana di Medicina Legale nel Campo Sanitario 2 (2015) 401-420.

Veshi, Denard. “Long-Term Care: il costo pubblico.” in Diritto&Pratica del Lavoro 3(2014):139-146.

Veshi, Denard. “Withdrawing Treatment from Incompetent Patients in Italy: The Case of Eluana Englaro.” Asian Bioethics Review 6.4 (2014): 402-408.

Veshi, Denard. “Le sfide del futuro: i costi della vecchiaia e il long term care.” Rivista del Diritto della Sicurezza Sociale13.2 (2013): 369-378.

Veshi, Denard. “Long-Term Care: il ruolo del settore privato.” in Diritto&Pratica del Lavoro 21 (2013):1365-1371.

Veshi, Denard. “Ethical and legal issues in cases of withdrawing treatment from an incompetent patient in Italy.” Med. & L. 32 (2013): 577.


EU Integration

Veshi, Denard. “The long process of transformation in Albania in the context of the EU integration process” in Milenković, Marko, ed. European Union and Legal Reform 2012. Clueb, 2013.


External Funds

  • 610495-EPP-1-2019-1-AL- EPPJMO-CoE (2019-2022)
    • Funder: Erasmus+ Jean Monnet EU Center of Excellence in European Union Enlargement for the Western Balkans (co-writer with Eltion Meka, PhD)
  • 610655-EPP-1-2019-1-AL- EPPJMO-MODULE (2019-2022)
    • Funder: Erasmus+ Jean Monnet Module in EU Health Issues
  • Grant for Foreign Citizens and Italian Citizens Living Abroad awarded by the Italian Government (2018)
    • Funder: Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
  • 587001-EPP-1-2017-1-AL- EPPJMO-MODULE (2017-2020)
    • Funder: Erasmus+ Jean Monnet Module in Refugee Law


Visiting Fellowships

  • Istanbul Sehir University (Istanbul, Turkey) – 2019
    • Programme: Erasmus + ICM program
  • University of Basel (Basel, Switzerland) – 2018
    • Programme: Visiting fellow Program of the Institute for European Global Studies
  • “Luigi Vanvitelli” University of Campania (Caserta, Italy) – 2018
    • Programme: Visiting professor/scientist of “Luigi Vanvitelli” University of Campania
  • Middle East Technical University (Ankara, Turkey) – 2017
    • Programme: Erasmus + ICM program

Head of Department

Faculty of Law and Social Sciences

Social Sciences Research Center