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Pour nourrir la réflexion et ouvrir le dialogue, NANSEN a organisé un colloque qui plaçait au centre les liens entre vulnérabilité, crédibilité et la procédure d’asile. Vous retrouverez ici les constats de notre association ainsi que les contributions de plusieurs des oratrices et orateurs. Le programme complet est toujours disponible ici.

Stephanie Motz is a Swiss- and UK-qualified lawyer and barrister and co-founded the Zurich-based law firm RISE Attorneys at Law. She is specialized in migration and criminal law and international human rights procedures and litigates both domestically and at the international level. She wrote her Ph.D. on “The Refugee Status of Persons with Disabilities” (published at Brill and Nijhoff Publishing, 2021)

Katrijn Maryns is associate professor in the Department of Translation, Interpreting and Communication at Ghent University. Her linguistic-ethnographic research examines multilingual practices and linguistic inequality in institutional contexts of asylum and migration. She is the author of ‘The asylum speaker: Language in the Belgian asylum procedure’ (Routledge 2006) and co-editor of the book series ‘Translation, Interpreting and Social Justice in a Globalised World’ (Multilingual Matters).

Audrey Pivato has been a legal assistant within the Council for Aliens Litigation Law since 2014. She holds a degree in human rights and a LLM in European and International Law (Maastricht University).

Nora Sveaass is professor emerita of the Department of Psychology, University of Oslo, Norway. Worked clinically with traumatized refugees. Publications on rehabilitation of victims of torture; psychology and human rights; gender-based violence in conflict and transitional justice. Member of UN Committee Against Torture (2005–2013) and currently member of the UN Subcommittee on the Prevention of Torture. Sveaass is initiator of the Mental Health and Human Rights Info, an NGO providing information on health and human rights.

Since April 2022, Alice Sinon has been working as Legal officer at NANSEN. Her main focus is the treatment of victims of torture within the asylum procedure. Before joining NANSEN, Alice was coordinating the Rosa Parks Legal Clinic for Human Rights, established in 2018 within the Faculty of Law at UCLouvain. She also worked as coordinator of the Vigilance Committee on Counter-Terrorism (Comité T) within the belgian Ligue des droits humains.

Nuno joined the University of Sussex as a Professor of Law in 2016. Previously, he was a Senior Lecturer at the University of Liverpool (2012-2016) and Lecturer at the University of Manchester (2006-2012). Nuno has been a Horizon 2020 ERC Starting Grant recipient, leading the project SOGICA – Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Claims of Asylum (2016-2020, www.sogica.org), and is a co-director of the Sussex Centre for Human Rights Research (http://www.sussex.ac.uk/schrr/).

Since July 2019, Valérie Klein has been working as Legal officer at NANSEN. She is specialized in matters relating to asylum and detention. She is also the reference person when it comes to statelessness related questions. Before joining NANSEN, Valerie worked ten years as attorney at law specialized in immigration law at the Bar of Brussels. She holds a L.L.M. in International Law and the Law of International Organizations, University of Groningen, Netherlands.