Gabriel Amvane is a legal officer at a Centre for asylum seekers in Strasbourg (France). He previously worked with the Permanent Mission of the Gabonese Republic to the United Nations from September 2010 to December 2011. At the time, Gabon was a non-permanent member of the Security Council. He then worked for Gabon to the Security Council. He also volunteered with CIMADE, a French association that helps asylums seekers during their legal and administrative procedures before the French authorities. He holds a Master’s degree and a PhD in public international law from the 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 has participated in conferences related to international peace and security, both in French and English. His areas of research and expertise include: international peace and security, the United Nations and regional organizations, Human rights, and Refugee law. He is the author of Les rapports entre l’ONU et l’Union africaine en matière de paix et sécurité sur le continent africain (Publibook, 2012), a book that analyses the relationship between the United Nations and the African Union on peace and security issues in Africa. He also published articles on issues related to international peace and security, both in English and French. He is also a member of the French Society on International Law (SFDI).