Cristiano d'Orsi

Dr Cristiano d’Orsi is a Lecturer and Senior Research Fellow 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. Additionally, Cristiano has done post-doctoral studies at the University of Michigan Law School (Grotius Scholar) and at the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria. His research interests mainly focus on the legal protection of displaced and forced displaced persons in Africa, on African Human Rights Law, and, more broadly, on the development of Public International Law in Africa.


d'Orsi, Cristiano & Naldi, Gino (2022). 'Climate-induced displacement in the Sahel: A question of classification'. Cambridge: International Review of the Red Cross.

d'Orsi, Cristiano (2022). 'Corruption and Merit in the African Higher Education System: Legal, Policy and Sociological Reflections'. San Francisco: Hastings International and Comparative Law Review.

d'Orsi, Cristiano (2016). 'Asylum-Seeker and Refugee Protection in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Peregrination of a Persecuted Human Being in Search of a Safe Haven'. Milton Park: Routledge.