Mohamed Elsayeh is a PhD candidate at Sciences Po Law School, under the supervision of Professor Loïc Azoulai. His research focuses on increasing accountability for migrant deaths and disappearances, using the Mediterranean as a case study. It examines ways in which international human rights law can better address deaths that occur at international borders, while simultaneously addressing legal loopholes in regional as well as national laws, particularly in European countries of destination of irregular migrants.
Prior to joining the Sciences Po Law School, Mohamed worked on the issue of migrant deaths and disappearances in the Middle East and North Africa region with the Missing Migrants Project of the International Organization for Migration. He is a researcher in migrant and refugee protection and held various positions at inter-governmental and non-governmental organizations.
Mohamed holds a Master of Laws in International Human Rights from the National University of Ireland, Galway and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from The American University in Cairo.