Cristiano D'Orsi

Research Fellow and Lecturer at the South African Research Chair in International Law (SARCIL), University of Johannesburg

Dr Cristiano d’Orsi is a Research Fellow and Lecturer at the South African Research Chair in International Law (SARCIL), University of Johannesburg.

He was previously a Research Fellow and Lecturer at the Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria in South Africa.

He holds a PhD in International Relations (International Law) from the Graduate
Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. His research interests mainly include the legal protection of asylum-seekers, refugees,
migrants and internally displaced persons in Africa, African Human Rights Law, and, more broadly, with the development of International Law in Africa. Cristiano currently lectures in these areas and he delivers regularly presentations in international conferences.

Cristiano is author of about twenty among articles and chapters in books (both in
English and French), and of a monograph: “Asylum-Seeker and Refugee Protection in sub-Saharan Africa: the Peregrination of a Persecuted Human Being in Search of a Safe Haven” (London/New York: Routledge, 2015).

Experience

  • –present
    Research Fellow and Lecturer, The International Legal Protection of Asylum-Seekers, Refugees, IDPs and Migrants with a strong focus on Africa, Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria

Education

  • 2013 
    Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva (Switzerland), PhD in International Law