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Julia Taos Tortel

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Julia TORTEL                                                                                                                       

Paris France

Date of birth: April 20, 1989

Nationalities: French and Algerian


Educational background



Post-graduate Degree in International Law with a specialization in International Administration, Sorbonne Law School - Paris I University. This training which involves both theory and practice, leads to International Civil Service careers in international organizations. Participation in the 190th session of the Executive Board at UNESCO headquarters. Master’s thesis: The Middle East Quartet.


Master’s Degree in International Law, Sorbonne Law School - Paris I University

Certificate in Politics and International Studies, The Institute of International Studies - Assas Law School - Paris II University.



Bachelor’s Degree in Law, Panthéon-Sorbonne Paris I University

Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Panthéon-Sorbonne Paris I University



University-level preparation for the nation-wide competitive entrance exams of the French "Grandes Écoles"


Professional Experience


French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development - Adviser to the Deputy Director General for Global Affairs, Development and Partnerships (September 2013-June 2014)

  • Coordinated the publication of the collective book, Fragility and resilience: the new frontiers of globalisation (scientific director: Jean-Marc Châtaigner), published by Editions Karthala
  • Drafting papers and reports on Resilience
  • Organizing workshops and conferences on Resilience with local authorities, governmental agencies and humanitarian actors
  • Representative of the Deputy Director General during the consultation on the Human Development Report 2014 at the UNDP office in Geneva
  • Preparing speeches for the Deputy Director General (National Humanitarian Conference, Resilience 2014 Conference, etc.)


United Nations Development Programme - Poverty Reduction and Democratic Governance - Egypt (June-August 2013)

  • Drafting Concept Notes on the preparation of the upcoming edition of the National Human Development Report
  • Focal Point for the Sub-Regional Forum on Economic and Social Policy-making under Political Transitions
  • Took part in the Gender Seal Certification Process for the UNDP Egypt Country Office
  • Development of proposals on Economic Empowerment of Women and Youth
  • Research on issues related to social justice, social protection and job creation
  • Acquired skills in technical aspects of development, specifically, creating and understanding logistical frameworks for specific projects


United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees - Protection Unit - Paris (March-May 2013)

  • Analysis of French and European case law relevant to UNHCR
  • Support to advocacy work vis-à-vis French authorities and civil society
  • Preparation of training activities
  • Research of legal doctrine on Human rights and Refugee law


Office Français de l’Immigration et de l’Intégration under the auspices of the Ministry of the Interior - Legal Associate (May-August 2012)

  • Management of immigration procedures alongside or on behalf of prefectures and diplomatic and consular posts
  • Participation in the implementation of the texts in connection with the relevant Ministries
  • Immigration law, administrative litigation, labor law


Youth Section of Amnesty International - Paris (2011-2012)

  • Working in schools to help raise students’ awareness on the issues of Press Freedom and Arms Trade
  • Organizing conferences and debates on Human Rights and the Syria conflict


the Paris Law Courts, the Paris Court of Appeals, Maître Teytaud’s law firm office - Law clerk (2010-2011)

  • Writing conclusions, documentary research of precedents in competition law and business law   
  • Synthesis of information to build a strong case file       


Languages spoken and computer skills


French: mother tongue       English: fluent       Spanish: fluent       Arabic: beginner

Computer skills: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook





Julia Tortel, "International law and resilience: unlikely connections", in Jean-Marc Châtaigner, Fragility and resilience: the new frontiers of globalisation, Paris, Karthala, May 2014.