Dr. Cristiano D’Orsi

Email: cristiano.dorsi@graduateinstitute.ch




Dr Cristiano d’Orsi is a Lecturer and Senior Research Fellow at the South African Research Chair in International Law (SARCIL), Faculty of Law, University of Johannesburg. He holds a Laurea (BA (Hon) equivalent, International Relations, Università degli Studi di Perugia, Perugia); a Master’s Degree (Diplomatic Studies, Italian Society for International Organization (SIOI), Rome); a two-year Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies (Master of Advanced Studies equivalent, International Relations (International Law), Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies, Geneva); and a Ph.D. in International Law from the same institution. In addition, Cristiano did postdoctoral studies at the University of Michigan Law School (Hugo Grotius Fellow: affiliated at the Program in Refugee and Asylum Law -PRAL-) and at the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria. Cristiano’s research interests mainly focus on the legal protection of asylum-seekers, refugees, migrants and IDPs in Africa, on African Human Rights Law, and, more broadly, on the development of Public International Law in Africa.

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