BiographyDr Cristiano d’Orsi is a Research Fellow and Lecturer 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 Relations (International Law) from the same institution.
In addition, Cristiano holds a Certificate in Euro-Mediterranean Migration and Development (European University Institute (EUI), Florence); a Diploma in International Refugee Law (Institut International des Droits de l’Homme (IIDH), Strasbourg); a Certificate in European Union Law and Policy on Immigration and Asylum (Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Brussels); and an Advanced Certificate in International Protection of Human Rights (Åbo Akademi University, Åbo /Turku).
Cristiano has been a Europeaum Research Scholar (Refugee Studies Centre (RSC), Oxford); an Albert Gallatin Research Fellow (University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville); a DAAD Research Fellow (Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg); a Visiting Research Fellow (Raoul Wallenberg Institute for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Lund); a Candidate at the Centre for Studies and Research (The Hague Academy of International Law, The Hague); and a Hugo Grotius Research Scholar (University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor).
Cristiano has been previously a Part-Time Lecturer at the International Institute of Humanitarian Law (IIHL), in Sanremo and a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow and Lecturer at the Centre for Human Rights (CHR), Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
My 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.