Sebastien Nicolas Lorion
Karen Blixens Plads 16, 2300 København S, Søndre Campus, Building: 6A.4.19
Main areas of interest and research are international human rights law, with a focus on national human rights systems, international development cooperation and organisational sociology. Moreover, Sébastien Lorion takes an additional interest in European Union institutions and external policies, human rights/civil society organisations and project cycle management.
Sébastien Lorion is LL.M Graduate from Sciences Po (Institut d'Etudes Politiques, 2000) as well as from the University of Paris-Ouest (Law Faculty, 2002). He has taught EU and Public Law at the University of Bucharest, Human Rights Law at the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation, and has been responsible for diplomatic courses at the Ecole Nationale d’Administration in France.
He has worked for the International Federation of Human Rights and from 2006 to 2015 acted as Administrator and International Cooperation Officer for various institutions of the European Union: the European Parliament (2006-2008), the European Commission – EuropeAid (2008-2011) and the Delegation of the European Union to the State of Israel (2011-2015).
His publications include “Beyond Activism: The impact of the resolutions and other activities of the European Parliament in the field of human rights outside the European Union”, co-authored with Horst Fischer and George Ulrich (Marsilio Editori, 2007).
Sébastien Lorion engages in PhD research at the Danish Institute for Human Rights and the Law Faculty’s Centre for International Law, Conflict and Crisis, from 2015 to 2019. Prof. Morten Broberg and Dr. Stéphanie Lagoutte co-supervise his work.
His research focuses on:“Operationalising human rights commitments at the national level: The impact of coordination mechanisms and the organisation of power and responsibilities among administrations in developing countries”.
Sebastien Lorion’s research project aims to address national human rights systems through studying and comparing mechanisms of coordination of human rights implementation at state level, with a focus on National Human Rights Institutions, National Human Rights Plans of Action and focal points. In addition, the research looks at donors’ influence on these mechanisms and how they impact the interactions between administrations in developing countries.