Denis started his career in the Refugee-Law-Clinic Bochum, as a legal consultant. He is the author of several articles published by the Human Rights League of France. Denis has been a delegate for ELSA international NGO in the committee on enforced disappearances. He graduated from the Strasbourg University as a Master of fundamental Rights. Since then he is pursuing his second Master degree in Human Rights and international humanitarian law at the Pantheon-Assas university in Paris.
Prof. Dr. Judith Beyer is an anthropologist based at the University of Konstanz in Germany. She specializes in political and legal anthropology and conducts long-term ethnographic fieldwork in Central Asia (Kyrgyzstan) and Southeast Asia (Myanmar) and increasingly in Europe. Her research focuses on the anthropology of law, the anthropology of the state, and theories of sociality and social order. Her current thematic interests are: the concept of community, practices of traditionalization, common sense, statelessness and ethnomethodology. Judith also produces country of origin expert reports for British asylum cases, in which she regularly encounters statelessness. Currently she is working on setting up an interdisciplinary research initiative provisionally entitled “Statelessness in Europe (SIE). Expert activists and the challenge of childhood statelessness in European nation states."Judith Beyer website
Katia Bianchini is a researcher at Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle, Germany, where she is conducting research on refugee law and statelessness. She holds a law degree from the University of Pavia (Italy), an LL.M. in Comparative Laws from the University of San Diego (California, USA), and a Ph.D. in Law from the University of York (UK). Her doctoral thesis provided an empirical and legal analysis of how the 1954 UN Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons is implemented in ten EU states. She has also worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity (Göttingen). Before engaging in research, she practised immigration and refugee law for ten years in the UK and the USA for about 10 years.Katia Bianchini website
Hello, I am Mheadeen Kadora, Palestinian of origin, born in Syria, stateless, I grew up in Syria and received my education until I got a degree in information engineering, currently, I am in Germany to complete my education and obtain a master's degree.
My name is Moussa Mbarek and I fled Libya more than five years ago and have been living in Dresden ever since. I am Tuareg and come from Ubari, an oasis region in the southwest of Libya.
My goal was always to study. Between my desire to become an engineer or to study art stood my origins. Like many other Tuareg, I have no citizenship in the country where I was born. This heritage determines my life, also here in Europe.
When the conflicts in Libya made a normal life so unbearable that you could be shot by the rival militias at any time and your wages were not enough to survive, I made my way to Europe.
Here I fight for an open society with the means of art and the mediation of cultural diversity. A central point of my exhibitions is the topic of statelessness. This artistic approach has often succeeded in drawing people's attention to this issue and developing an understanding for the necessity of political action.
Stephanie Huber is a Country of Origin Information (COI) specialist with almost 15 years experience conducting COI research for individual asylum and human rights claims for use in representations to national and international refugee decision making bodies and to the UK Immigration and Asylum Chambers, as well as providing COI research for a number of UK Country Guidance (CG) cases and for UNHCR. She also has extensive experience of undertaking COI reviews for various national and international bodies. Since 2010 she is the co-Founder and Director of Asylum Research Centre (ARC) and between 2016-2022 was the co-Founder and co-Director of its charitable arm, ARC Foundation, where she provides research, advocacy and training on human rights and refugee issues. Prior to founding ARC she worked in a variety of roles for the Immigration Advisory Service, the European Council on Refugees and Exiles and the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights.Stephanie Huber website