Vice President and Director
Gabriel Amvane has served as a legal officer over ten years in the areas of UN peacekeeping, human rights, and migration and refugees law. He currently works at the French Office for the Protection of Refugees and Stateless Persons (OFPRA). He also serves as a consultant to the Council of Europe on trafficking in persons issues. Dr. Amvane 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 also worked for some French NGOs on Migration and Refugees law. He holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in public international law from the University of Lorraine (France). His dissertation focused on “Peacekeeping in Africa by the UN and the African Union.” His areas of research and expertise include: international peace and security, the United Nations and regional organizations, human rights and refugee law. He has also published books and articles, both in English and French, including: “L’Efficacité du maintien de la paix en Afrique par l’ONU et l’Union africaine” (L’Harmattan 2020); “United Nations Peacekeeping and the Developing World,” (Swiss Review of International and European Law, Issue 4, 2018); “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).