FORA.tv Speaker - Guglielmo Verdirame
Guglielmo Verdirame (born in Reggio di Calabria, Italy) is a university lecturer in law at the University of Cambridge and a fellow of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law. He is a leading expert on UN accountability issues and on refugee law.
Before coming to Cambridge, he was a Junior Research Fellow at Merton College, Oxford between 2000-2003. He holds a Ph.D. in law from the London School of Economics, where he studied with Christine Chinkin, an LL.M. from the School of Oriental and African Studies, and a laurea in jurisprudence from the UniversitÃ degli Studi di Bologna.
He has conducted extensive field research on human rights and refugees in Africa, particularly in Kenya, during his time as a research officer at the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford, as well as on behalf of various human rights organisations, including Human Rights Watch, Article 19 and the Lawyers' Committee for Human Rights.
His book, coauthored with Barbara Harrell-Bond, "Rights in Exile: Janus-faced Humanitarianism" was published by Berghahn Books in 2005. He has a further book "UN Accountability for Human Rights Violations" forthcoming with Cambridge University Press.
12.06.06 | 01:45:15 min
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