The International Advisory Board supports the scientific progress of the project and suggests direction when required. The INTBOARD can be seen as a visionary group that will provide external judgment on the efficiency and effectiveness of PROTECT’s work.


Professor emer. Jan Fridthjof Bernt, legal scholar, University of Bergen, Norway.

Photo: Eivind Senneset/UiB

Ms. Rachel Criswell, Senior External Relations Officer, UNHCR, Switzerland

Photo: UNHCR

Professor Lilliana Jubilut, Lawyer, Catholic University of Santos, Brazil

Professor Sandra Lavenex, Political Scientist, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Ms. Pia Oberoi, Senior Advisor on Migration and Human Rights, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Regional Office for South-East Asia

Professor Philippe Salazar, Lawyer, Cape Town University, South Africa

Photo: The Oppenheimer Memorial Trust  

Ms. Tineke Strik, Member of European Parliament, Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance, Brussels/Strasbourg.

Photo: European Parliament

Associate Professor Nasser Yassin, Health Management and Policy scholar, the American University of Beirut, Libanon

Photo: AUB

Ms. Catherine Woollard, Director of the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE), Brussels

Photo: ECRE

Ethics Adviser

PROTECT’s Independent Ethics Adviser is Professor Emanuela Ceva. Ceva is Professor of political theory at the Department of Political Science & International Relations & Vice-Dean School of Social Sciences, University of Geneva, Switzerland.

Related content:

How can a large, international research project benefit from an outsider’s gaze? In this interview, Emanuela Ceva reflects upon her role as an Independent Ethics Adviser in PROTECT.

How do discourses on refugee protection reflect prevailing attitudes, prejudice, (asymmetric) power structures, and established truths? In this interview, INTBOARD member Philippe-Joseph Salazar unpacks our words.