Currently a PhD student and Teaching Assistant in international law at the Graduate Institute, Cyprien’s interests range from general public international law to human rights law, refugee law, international humanitarian law, and international criminal law. In recent years, Cyprien has focused more specifically on terrorism and the effect of global counterterrorism efforts on human rights and IHL. Prior to starting his PhD, Cyprien was a Fulbright scholar at Harvard Law School where he received an LL.M. and worked as a research assistant for the Program on International Law and Armed Conflict. He also holds a Master in International Law from the Graduate Institute, as part of which he spent some time at the University of California, Los Angeles. He received his undergraduate law degree from the University of Strasbourg in France, after completing part of his degree at Trinity College Dublin in Ireland. Cyprien previously worked for the International Committee of the Red Cross in Geneva on terrorism issues, and was an intern at the UN International Law Commission, the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the European Court of Human Rights, and the Council of Europe.
PhD supervisor: Vincent Chetail