Adrian Berry

Adrian Berry is a Barrister at Garden Court Chambers and on the Executive Committee of the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association (ILPA). He was a member of the Advisory Panel for the UNHCR/Asylum Aid study Mapping Statelessness in the UK. Adrian has an extensive practice in British nationality law, both in relation to historic Commonwealth based claims and contemporary issues concerning automatic acquisition of citizenship, naturalisation and registration, as well as loss of nationality. He has contributed to all parts of Fransman's British Nationality Law (3rd edition 2011), contributed the nationality law chapters to the JCWI Handbook 2006, contributed to Jackson and Warr's Immigration Law and Practice (2008) on the Right of Abode, and contributed the nationality law chapters to the Blackstone's Guide to the Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Act 2009 (OUP 2010). He has also contributed to responses to government consultation papers and advised peers in the House of Lords for ILPA. He was a member of the group of nationality law experts reviewing the draft Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights on the right to Nationality and the Prevention and Prohibition of Statelessness in Africa, and he was also a member of the Home Office Earned Citizenship Strategic Advisory Group.

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Aija Lulle

Dr Aija Lulle is a lecturer at Loughborough University, UK. She was the founderdirector of the Centre for Diaspora and Migration Research, University of Latvia (2014-2015). She is an experienced researcher and consultant, and her expertise ranges from citizenship and kinship issues in the context of borders to diaspora. Her current interests are related to youth mobilities, ageing and migration as well as lives of transnational families, especially through broader notion of identities because of intra-European migration.

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Aleksandra Semeriak

Aleksandra Semeriak Gavrilenok holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political and Administration Sciences and a Master’s degree in Migration Studies from the University Pompeu Fabra of Barcelona. A former non-citizen herself, she became actively involved in raising awareness of statelessness and minority rights, becoming an individual member of the ENS in 2015. Aleksandra is currently working in the field of refugee, asylum seeker and stateless people reception in Spain.

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Aleksejs Ivashuk

Aleksejs Ivashuk has never had any citizenship or nationality. He was born in Riga, Latvian Republic of USSR. Not long after his birth, Latvia gained independence and, contrary to political assurances, implemented policies that deprived its ethnic minorities of an equal right to citizenship.  
Despite the numerous obstacles inherent in such a status, Aleksejs achieved a respectable level of educational and professional development. He graduated with a Master’s in Political Science from Simon Fraser University (SFU), Canada, and at undergraduate level, graduated with an Honours Philosophy and B.A. Political Science degrees from University of Winnipeg (UofW), Canada. Professionally, Aleksejs worked for the Canadian Green Party, U.S. Senate, and at global risk management firms Thomson Reuters and IPSA International, specializing in citizenship-by-investment programmes. In Canada, being actively involved with the Canadian Red Cross, he received an Award of Appreciation from the humanitarian organization.

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Alison Harvey

Alison Harvey is a non-practising barrister and holds a Masters in human rights and civil liberties law. She was the Legal Director of the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association (ILPA) in the UK. She has specialised in immigration, asylum and nationality law since the mid-1990s, representing individuals and working on policy and legislation, in the UK and internationally. Alison conducts regular training and has published widely on immigration, asylum and nationality law, including statelessness, for example “The UK's new statelessness determination procedure in context” JIANL 2013, 27(4), 294-314. Alison is on the editorial board of the Journal of Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Law and is a peer reviewer for several journals. She is a contributor to Fransman’s British Nationality Law and one of the two UK contacts for the European Legal Network on Asylum.

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Andrea Saccucci

Andrea Saccucci is Associate Professor of International Law at the University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli" and Adjunct Professor of International Organizations and Human Rights at the LUISS of Rome. He qualified as Full Professor of International Law in 2018. He is a practising lawyer specialized in litigating individual and collective cases before the European Court of Human Rights and other international tribunals or bodies. He is also an expert of the Council of Europe, EU and OSCE for human rights training activities throughout Europe. He has authored many books and articles in international law, human rights, and criminal justice.

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Arsenio Cores

Arsenio Cores is a Spanish lawyer 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 specializes in strategic litigation before higher courts and has more than thirty positive resolutions in the last ten years before different courts (European Court of Human Rights, [Spanish] Supreme Court and [Spanish] National Court, etc.), regarding non-refoulement in cases of risk to life or integrity, recognition of the status of asylum, admissibility in the procedure of international protection, recognition of the status of stateless Saharawi citizens and revocations of deportation, among others. He has also presented at various national and international conferences.

Aurelia Alvarez Rodriguez

Aurelia has a Doctorate in law from the Universidad of León (awarded in 1986). She is a Senior lecturer, accredited as a Professor of Private International Law Area, attached to the Department of Private Law and Business Law of the University of León. She teaches at the Faculty of Law, Faculty of Labour Sciences, and Faculty of Sports Sciences.

Barbara von Rütte

Barbara von Rütte is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at the Max-Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity. Prior to this she has completed her PhD at the University of Bern within the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research NCCR - on the move. Her doctoral and postdoctoral research focuses on the regulation of nationality in international law, in particular the right to nationality. Her broader research interests include questions relating to citizenship law and theory as well as statelessness, Swiss nationality law, legal identity, and the administrative detention of migrants both from a constitutional law as well as a human rights perspective. Since 2020 she is a member of the Swiss Federal Commission on Migration and serves as a book review editor for the Statelessness and Citizenship review. Until 2019 she also served as a consultant for the Council of Europe on the committee of experts on administrative detention of migrants (CJ-DAM).

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Benedikt Buechel

Before starting a Ph.D. in Political Theory at the University of Edinburgh, I took an M.A. in International Studies at Seoul National University, and a B.A. in Philosophy and Business Studies at the University of Mannheim. In 2012, I was an exchange student at the Kyoto University of Foreign Studies. Since 2019, I've been a co-chair of the “Normative Theory of Immigration Working Group” which is an international collective of scholars working at the intersections of migration studies, policy studies, and political theory. Moreover,

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