“Everyone has the right to a nationality”

Our individual members

  • Marine Antonyan

    Marine Antonyan has been teaching at the American University of Armenia (AUA) since 2010. She has co-operated with a number of Armenian NGOs in delivering trainings within the framework of different projects as well as provided consultancy services...
  • Ivana Canjuga Bedic

    Ivana Canjuga Bedic is an Attorney at law and since March 2006 she has been enrolled in the Directory of Lawyers at the Croatian Bar Association and became a sole practicioner, with wide experience in civil law. From 2008 until present she provides...
  • Katalin Berényi

    Katalin Berényi is a human rights diplomat at the Permanent Mission of Hungary to the United Nations Office in Geneva and a PhD researcher focusing on how the EU could better tackle statelessness in the area of freedom, security and justice....
  • Dr. Judith Beyer

    Judith Beyer is a legal and political anthropologist based at the University of Konstanz in Germany. Her publications on the anthropology of the state, constitutional politics, authority, legal pluralism and further topics such as well-being,...
  • Katia Bianchini

    Katia Bianchini is a researcher at Max Planck Institute for Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Goettingen, Germany, where she is conducting research on statelessness. She earned her doctorate from the University of York, UK, and an LL.M from the...
  • Zsolt Bobis

    Zsolt Bobis is a Program Coordinator with the Open Society Justice Initiative. He holds MA degrees in American Studies, English Language and Literature, Teacher Training earned at Eötvös Loránd University, and in Human Rights from Central European...
  • Manuela Sissy Brucker

    Manuela Sissy Brucker has practiced as a lawyer in Berlin for 12 years. She is on the honorary board of the NGO Christopher-Street-Day in Berlin, and in November 2012 published a dissertation on Human Rights and the right to a nationality.
  • Michelle van Burik

    Michelle van Burik been working on the issue of statelessness for over 7 years, with special attention for the position of the Roma. Her experience is built on the help given in individual cases as well on the political lobbying conducted on the...
  • Valeriia Cherednichenko

    Valeriia Cherednichenko holds a Bachelor degree in International law, a Master degree in International Law and English Translation, both from the Institute of International Relations of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, and an LLM in...
  • Arsenio Cores

    Arsenio Cores is a Spanishlawyer and expert on Human Rights, the Law of Asylum (Spanish and European), Gender based Persecution (including LGBTTI people and victims of trafficking for exploitation), Statelessness, and Unaccompanied Alien Minors. He...
  • Wout Van Doren

    Wout van Doren is a Belgian lawyer specialised in migration, refugee and nationality law, with a particular interest in statelessness. He has concluded research and advocacy activities regarding statelessness in Belgium as a consultant for UNHCR's...
  • Eva Ersbøll

    Eva Ersbøll is a lawyer and formerly a legal assistant to the Danish Parliamentary Ombudsman and an analyst to the Commissioner of the Council of the Baltic Sea States on Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, Including the Rights of Persons...
  • Paolo Farci

    Paolo Farci is an accomplished lawyer in Italy with 20+ years of litigation experience in human rights, international, civil and commercial law. He is an expert in statelessness issues.
  • Jared Ficklin

    Jared Ficklin is a lecturer at the University of Liverpool School of Law and Social Justice, and a Director of the School's Law Clinic. The Liverpool Law Clinic combines free advice and representation for clients while teaching modules on human...
  • Eric Fripp

    Eric Fripp is a barrister practicing in asylum, immigration, and nationality work, and more widely in public law and human rights cases. He is cited as a Leading Junior in Chambers UK and the UK Legal 500 and listed in the Best Lawyers in the...
  • Mónika Ganczer

    Mónika Ganczer is junior research fellow of the Institute for Legal Studies of the Centre for Social Sciences of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and assistant lecturer of the Department of Public and Private International Law of Deák Ferenc...
  • Stefanie Grant

    Stefanie Grant’s previous roles include Director of Research, Amnesty International; Director of Amnesty’s Washington DC office; partner [immigration  and refugee law] Bindmans solicitors; Director, research branch of UN Office of High...
  • Guy S. Goodwin Gill

    Guy S. Goodwin Gill is a Senior Research Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford and Professor of International Refugee Law. He is also a Barrister and a member of Blackstone Chambers, practising in public international law, human rights, and refugee...
  • Professor René De Groot

    René De Groot is Professor of Comparative Law and Private International Law in Maastricht, Aruba and Hasselt. He studied Law at the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (Netherlands) and at the Westfälische Wilhelmsuniversität Münster (Germany). Since 1982,...
  • Stans Goudsmit

    Stans Goudsmit is a Commissioner with the Netherlands Institute for Human Rights (College voor de Rechten van de Mens). She joined the Dutch Equal Treatment Commission (Commissie Gelijke Behandeling) in 2008. The Dutch Equal Treatment Commission...
  • James C. Hathaway

    James C. Hathaway, the James E. and Sarah A. Degan Professor of Law and Director of the Program in Refugee and Asylum Law at the University of Michigan since 1998, is a leading authority on international refugee law whose work is regularly cited by...
  • Alison Harvey

    Alison Harvey is a non-practising barrister and holds a Masters in human rights and civil liberties law. She is the Legal Director of the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association (ILPA) in the UK. She has specialised in immigration, asylum and...
  • Karel Hendriks

    Karel Hendriks is an Associate Protection Officer for UNHCR in Iraq, exclusively focusing on statelessness. He is responsible for the overall UNHCR strategy on statelessness in Iraq, including the development of a mapping study to quantify and...
  • Erika Kalantzi

    Erika Kalantzi past and current roles include Attorney-at-Law at the High Court of Greece 1990-1996: legal counselor at the Greek Council for Refugees 1998-3/2001: participation – representing UNHCR’s office in Athens - to second instance committee...
  • Khrystyna Kolesen

    Khrystyna Kolesen graduated from the Institute of International Relations of Kyiv National University as a Master of Public International Law and Translator in 2011. Khrystyna has since obtained her second Master’s degree (Master of Public Law) in...
  • Maureen Lynch

    Maureen Lynch is an independent humanitarian advocate and researcher based in Washington, DC.  She is a member of the International Observatory on Statelessness at Kingston University in London.  Previously Maureen was the Senior Advocate...
  • Bronwen Manby

    Bronwen Manby is an independent consultant in the field of human rights, democracy and good governance, with a focus on sub-Saharan Africa, and visiting senior fellow at the Centre for the Study of Human Rights at the London School of Economics....
  • Helena-Ulrike Marambio

    Helena-Ulrike Marambio is a human rights advocate, holding a Magister in political science (University of Cologne, Germany) and a LLM in human rights (University of York, United Kingdom). She is researching issues related to the protection of...
  • Reinhard Marx

    Reinhard Marx has practiced as a lawyer in Germany since 1983 with a specific focus on immigration and refugee law as well as law on statelessness and citizenship. He is the author of law books and numerous contributions in journals with respect to...
  • Keelin McCarthy

    Keelin McCarthy is a UK barrister practising in all areas of asylum, immigration, nationality and human rights law, as well as related public and civil law. She has been instructed in cases addressing persecutory deprivation of nationality and...
  • Thomas McGee

    Thomas McGee is a researcher and specialising in the Middle East. Speaking Arabic and Kurdish, he has conducted extensive field research with Syrian/Kurdish communities since 2009. Thomas graduated from Cambridge University and holds MA in Kurdish...
  • Frances Meyler

    Frances Meyler is an Honorary Research Fellow in the School of Law and Social Justice. Previously, she was a Director of Liverpool Law Clinic and employed barrister, specialising in refugee, immigration and human rights law, offering a free service...
  • Tamás Molnár

    Tamás Molnár is head of unit, Unit for Migration, Asylum and Border Management, Department of EU Cooperation, Ministry of Interior (Hungary) and assistant professor in the Corvinus University of Budapest. In his role for the Ministry of Interior he...
  • Hana van Ooijen

    As a lawyer, Hana van Ooijen employs the law as a means to counter bureaucratic walls. Such walls can bar individuals from claiming their rights. For stateless persons specifically, current registration rules can preclude them from being...
  • Barbara von Rütte

    Barbara von Rütte has a Master in International Law from University of Bern, Switzerland, and a Master in European Law from the University of Leiden, Netherlands. She is currently a Doctoral Fellow at the Centre for Migration Law at the University...
  • Professor Andrea Saccucci

    Andrea Saccucci is Associate Professor of International Law at the Seconda Università di Napoli, Professor of Migration Law at the LUMSA of Rome and Professor of International Protection of Human Rights at the Master Course in International...
  • Mike Sanderson

    Mike Sanderson read law (LLB) at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and holds graduate degrees in law (BCL, MPhil) from Keble College, Oxford and public health (MSc) from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). He...
  • Julija Sardelić

    Dr Julija Sardelić is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow at the KU Leuven International and European Studies Institute (LINES).  Her research encompasses broader themes of citizenship and migration, but she particularly focuses on the...
  • Aleksandra Semeriak

    Aleksandra Semeriak Gavrilenok holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political and Administration Sciences and a Master’s degree in Immigration Management from the University Pompeu Fabra of Barcelona. She has been contributing to the United Nations...
  • Nando Sigona

    Nando Sigona is Senior Research Officer at the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford. He is currently working on research on statelessness, diasporas and immigration and citizenship regimes in the EU, and on transitions to adulthood of former...
  • Kelly Staples

    Kelly Staples is Lecturer in International Politics at the University of Leicester. She was awarded her PhD by the University of Manchester in 2008 for a thesis addressing the relationship between statelessness, international relations and political...
  • Konstantinos Tsitselikis

    Konstantinos Tsitselikis is Associate professor at the Department of Balkan, Slavic and Oriental Studies, University of Macedonia (Thessaloniki, Greece), lecturing human and minority rights and international law. He has worked for the Council of...
  • Jason Tucker

    Jason Tucker is a post-doctoral researcher at Malmö Institute of Migration, Diversity and Welfare (MIM), Malmö University, Sweden. He was awarded his PhD from the University of Bath in 2014. His main area of research is on the nexus between...
  • Maylis de Verneuil

    Maylis de Verneuil is a French-trained attorney who has been working for the past ten years in humanitarian missions with different organizations throughout the world, including the International Committee of the Red Cross, the United Nations, OSCE...
  • Caia Vlieks

    Caia Vlieks graduated cum laude in International and European Public Law and is a student of the Research Master in Law at Tilburg Law School. She has conducted an analysis of Dutch “no fault” case files with a view to discovering to what extent...

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