Daphné Bouteillet-Paquet (Vice Chair) is a Senior Legal Adviser at the European Council on Refugees and Exiles. Holder of a Ph. D on the Common European Asylum System from the University La Sorbonne (2000), Daphné has acquired a rich working experience in the field of asylum and migration – both as a legal practitioner and as a policy expert. Prior joining ECRE, Daphne was Senior Advocacy Adviser at Save the Children EU Office, in charge of the legal and policy work related to migrant children. She has also worked for Amnesty International Office for European Institutions. For four years, she worked as an independent consultant in the Balkans and carried out research and trainings activities under technical assistance programmes implemented by the EU, UNODC, UNICEF, UNDP and IOM.
Her expertise also includes court practice as, for two full years (2012 and 2013), she was assigned as a judge representing UNHCR at the Refugee Appeal Court in France (juge assesseur, Cour Nationale du Droit d’Asile).