Victor Bernard
Programme Officer
Phone: +855 (0) 96 789 5379

Victor is a Programme Officer for the Raoul Wallenberg Institute in Phnom Penh, working on the Regional Asia Programme. In this capacity, he oversees and manages the Thematic Study on the Right to a Safe, Clean and Sustainable Environment in ASEAN and provides programme support in the field of human rights and the environment.

Victor is also a Researcher in the research team for the Thematic Study, entitled “Displacement in the Context of Disasters and Climate Change in Asia Pacific: A Human Rights-Based Approach to Law, Policy and Practice in Ten Countries”. His background is in human rights, humanitarian law and environmental law with an emphasis on building synergies between the three fields of law.

Prior to joining RWI, Victor worked as the Programme Officer at Sida’s Humanitarian Unit managing and overseeing Sida-funded projects in South Sudan and on humanitarian protection. Victor’s experience also includes work with the EU Delegation in Thailand and The Asia Foundation on issues related to human rights, governance and conflict and development in Asia.

Victor holds an LL.M in International Law from the University of Edinburgh, a postgraduate degree in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of St Andrews, and a bachelor’s degree in Politics and International Relations from the University of York.