Cookies on this website
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you click 'Continue' we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies and you won't see this message again. Click 'Find out more' for information on how to change your cookie settings.

about the speaker

Dr Sébastien Moretti holds degrees in French Literature and History, Political Science (University of Geneva) and International Relations (the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva).

Sébastien received his Ph.D. in International Law from the Graduate Institute, with a doctoral thesis focusing on the international protection of refugees in Southeast Asia. His areas of expertise include issues of refugee and human rights protection, asylum and international migration, detention, protection of migrants in situation of crisis, smuggling and trafficking, and protection at sea, with a particular focus on the European and Asia-Pacific contexts.

Sébastien is Senior fellow at the Global Migration Centre of the Graduate Institute. Prior to his Visiting Fellowship at the RSC Sébastien worked as a Legal Specialist on Asylum and Migration for UNHCR. From 2013-2014, he was Regional Migration Adviser in Asia-Pacific for the ICRC, based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Previous missions in the field include Niger (with the United Nations Development Programme), Haiti, Burundi, and Republic Democratic of Congo (as a Protection/Tracing delegate for the ICRC). He is also member of the ICRC Rapid Deployment Unit (one deployment in Tacloban, Philippines, following the typhoon Hainan in November 2013) and of the Swiss Humanitarian Aid Unit.

Publications include:

‘La protection des réfugiés en Asie du sud-est : du privilège aux droits’ , (Bruylant, forthcoming).                   

The title of his paper is: "Protection in the context of mixed migration in Asia-Pacific; the movements of Rohingyas/Bangladeshi in the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea.”


For any enquiries about this event, please contact Tara-Sienna Hartman at