From June 19 to 23, Cynthia Petrigh from Beyond peace is directing the 94th Refugee law Course in French at the International Institute of Humanitarian Law in San remo. 45 Officials from 16 countries debate on refugee status determination procedures, cooperation among States, individual arrivals versus mass influx and security concerns for governments. The course opening featured a testimony by a cultural mediator on the Aquarius. On June 20, participants and organisers celebrated World Refugee Day while UNHCR Filipo Grandi is visiting Niger.
Our expertise on asylum and population movements comes from our Founder’s work with asylum and refugees since the beginning of her career in the 1990s.
Her positions include:
- Chair elect of the Platform for European Cooperation on Refugees, Asylum-seekers and Migrants (PERCO, 2000)
- Head of Mission for the Danish Refugee Council in Lebanon (2004)
- In 2008, she was appointed Director of the Refugee Law Courses in San Remo, where she occasionally teaches.
- Since 2015, she is a Judge at the French National Court of Appeals for Asylum-Seekers.