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Ali Ahmed Abdelgader
Ali Ahmed was born in 1995 in the Sahrawi refugee camp in Tindouf, Algeria. Due to the territorial dispute over Western Sahara, Ali has never had a recognised nationality, which makes him stateless.
As a child, since 2003, Ali came to Spain as part of the "Vacaciones en Paz" programme, which promotes the reception of Sahrawi children during the summer with Spanish families, which facilitated his learning of Spanish. In 2019 he finished his studies in Translation and Interpreting at the University of Oran, Algeria.
Since 2021 he has been living in Spain, where he has initiated an application for recognition of his statelessness status. The difficulties and obstacles that Ali has encountered in this procedure have awakened in him the interest and the need to help other people in the same situation and to make local organisations and society aware of this reality.
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.Alison Harvey website
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.Andrea Saccucci website
Armando Augello Cupi
Armando Augello Cupi is a stateless university student of Global Humanities at Sapienza University of Rome and he is the President of the first Italian organisation led by stateless people named Unione Italiana Apolidi. He studied for a year with Princeton University taking courses in Global History Lab and Global History Dialogues, analysing global historical contexts in which refugees, migrants and stateless persons were the focus of the study together with global history. By the end of this experience, he wrote a research project on restrictions in education for the Rohingya communities, considering Burma and the Cox'Bazaar refugee camp.
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.
ASKV Refugee Support
ASKV is an Amsterdam-based organisation providing legal assistance and social support to rejected asylum seekers in the Netherlands. Over the past thirty years, ASKV has supported undocumented migrants with a refugee background by providing shelter, legal and social assistance, daytime activities, and vocational training. Within the organisation there is a dedicated focus on direct assistance to stateless persons and we work on structural improvements in their situation including through strategic litigation, research and awareness campaigns. ASKV is a vocal advocate for refugee and stateless rights, both locally and nationally and engages in direct policy advocacy for durable improvements in Dutch policy. ASKV’s multifaceted approach to assistance and support for undocumented (stateless) refugees ultimately aims to secure their right to residence in the Netherlands and end their precarious and marginalised existence.ASKV Refugee Support website
Association for Legal Intervention
The mission of the Association for Legal Intervention (Stowarzyszenie Interwencji Prawnej) is to combat social exclusion through provision of free legal advice to people whose rights and freedoms are threatened or violated, mainly refugees and immigrants in Poland. They support migrants and refugees in their struggles for legal residence, international protection and throughout the process of integration. They strive to influence policy and law at the national as well as international lever through research, advocacy and strategic litigation.Association for Legal Intervention website
Association of Bhutanese Communities in Denmark (ABCD)
Association of Bhutanese Communities in Denmark (ABCD) is a non-profit organization that serves Bhutanese refugees who have been permanently resettled in Denmark. It was founded in 2010 with the aim of preserving and promoting Nepali culture, language, values, and history through various cultural programs, sports activities, literary events, and social activities. In addition, the organization helps refugees integrate into Danish society, representing their interests and concerns at local, regional, national, and international levels.Association of Bhutanese Communities in Denmark (ABCD) website
Associazione per gli Studi Giuridici sull’Immigrazione
ASGI, founded in 1990, has four main aims. Firstly, to promote information, research and training on legal issues concerning immigration, statelessness, asylum, citizenship and discrimination, in Italy and with reference to EU and international legislations. Secondly, to formulate proposals for legislation and policy changes and promote advocacy at national, EU and international level. Thirdly to promote strategic litigation and provide legal advice. Fourthly, to cooperate with other organizations at national, EU and international level in view of the above mentioned objectives. ASGI is composed of 250 members, mainly lawyers, legal practitioners and scholars. Local sections are active in Northern, Central and Southern Italy.Associazione per gli Studi Giuridici sull’Immigrazione website
Asylkoordination, Austria was founded in 1991 as a coordinating body bringing together 40 organisations working with refugees, migrants and human rights across Austria. It engages with the national authorities, UNHCR and other actors in a bid to achieve about its aims. Its current activities include awareness-raising projects, research on the asylum systems in Austria, and advocacy activities.Asylkoordination website