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Dr Gabriel Amvane
Legal officer
CADA Jean Chaumien – Horizon Amitié (Strasbourg – France)


Areas of Expertise
African Union, Children and Armed Conflict, Civil Wars and Intrastate Conflict, Diplomacy, Fragile States, Human Rights, Intergovernmental Organizations, International Criminal Court, International Human Rights Law, International Humanitarian Law, International Justice, International Law, International Organizations, International Sanctions, Peace and Security, Peacebuilding, Peacekeeping, Post-conflict reconstruction and development, Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict, Sexual Violence in Conflict, The Responsibility to Protect, United Nations, Women, Peace and Security

Dr Amvane is a legal officer at a Center for asylum seekers in Strasbourg (France). He previously worked with the Permanent Mission of the Gabonese Republic to the UN from September 2010 to December 2011. At the time, Gabon was a non-permanent member of the Security Council. Dr Amvane then worked for Gabon to the Security Council. He also volunteered with CIMADE, a French association that helps asylums seekers and other foreigners for their legal and administrative procedures before French authorities.

Gabriel Amvane holds a Master’s degree and a PhD in public international law from University of Lorraine (France) where he specialised in the maintenance of international peace and security. His dissertation focused on “Peacekeeping in Africa by the UN and the African Union”. He often intervenes in conferences related to international peace and security, both in French and English.

Recent Publications
– Review of Comparative Study of Child Soldiering on Myanmar-China Border; Evolutions, Challenges and Countermeasures, by Kai Chen, Academic Council on the United Nations System, August 2016
– “Intervening pursuant to Article 4(h) of the Constitutive Act of the African Union without a UN Security Council authorization”, African Human Rights Law Journal, December 2015
– “La reconstruction de l’Etat malien”, Civitas Europa, No. 31, December 2013, pp. 219 – 231
– “Les rapports entre l’ONU et l’Union africaine en matière de paix et sécurité sur le continent africain”, Publibook, April 2012, 114 pages