Neža Kogovšek Šalamon, PhD
For Slovenia, it’s important to ratify the 1961 UN Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness. After all, in the past Slovenia as part of Yugoslavia as well as after declaring independence in 1991 contributed to statelessness with its then normative citizenship framework.
– Neža Kogovšek Šalamon on statelessness
Dr. Neža Kogovšek Šalamon is a senior researcher and director of the Peace Institute. She graduated in 2002 from the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Law. As a Ron Brown Fellow (US Department of State) she obtained her master’s degree at the University of Notre Dame (USA) in international human rights law in 2004. In 2006 she passed the state legal exam. She defended her PhD dissertation in 2011 at the University of Ljubljana Faculty of Law, on constitutional, international and comparative legal aspects of the erasure from the registry of permanent residents. She worked for the Legal Information Centre of Non-governmental Organizations – PIC in Ljubljana, and for the international non-governmental organization Human Rights Watch in New York.
In 2005 she joined the research team at the Peace Institute. In October 2012 she was appointed director of the Peace Institute. In addition to managerial tasks her work includes project management, research, legal analysis, publishing, lecturing and facilitation of workshops. She is a member of the European network of legal experts in the anti-discrimination field, the European network of immigration law practitioners (MigNet), the European commission on sexual orientation law (ECSOL) and the Odysseus academic network of experts in the field of asylum and migration. In 2016 she voted among ten most influential lawyers in Slovenia and nominated to the 2017 class of Young European Leaders.
- “Humanitarni” koridor: stanje izjeme v času globalnih migracij [“Humanitarian” corridor: state of exception in times of global migration]. Časopis za kritiko znanosti, 2016, year 44, no. 264, pp 61-71.
- Pravice istospolno usmerjenih oseb in njihovih otrok v praksi ESČP in Sodišča EU [The rights of same-sex couples and their children in in ECHR and CJEU case law]. In: Dnevi slovenskih pravnikov, 13 – 15 October 2016, Portorož, (Podjetje in delo, year 42, no. 6/7. Ljubljana: GV založba [i. e.] IUS SOFTWARE, 2016, pp 1073-1083.
- Perspektive razvoja skupnega evropskega azilnega sistema: med človekovimi pravicami in nadzorom [Perspectives of the development of the Common European Asylum System: between human rights and surveillance]. In: Dnevi slovenskih pravnikov, 13 – 15 October 2016, Portorož, (Podjetje in delo, year 42, no. 6/7). Ljubljana: GV založba [i. e.] IUS SOFTWARE, 2016, pp 1158-1166.
- Legal implications of the ‘humanitarian corridor’. In: Kogovšek Šalamon, Neža (ed.), Bajt, Veronika (ed.). Razor-wired: reflections on migration movements through Slovenia in 2015. Ljubljana: Peace Institute, 2016, pp 38-49. .
- Erased: citizenship, residence rights and the constitution in Slovenia. Frankfurt am Main: P. Lang, 2016.
- Asylum systems in the Western Balkan countries: current issues. International migration, [Online ed.], Dec. 2016, vol. 54, iss. 6, str. 151-163, doi: 10.1111/imig.12273.
- Asylum seekers and HIV/AIDS: legal issues, well-being and fundamental rights. Medicine, law & society, Oct. 2016, vol. 9, no. 2, pp -99.
- Disparitetni učinek posredne diskriminacije v pravu Evropske unije in Sveta Evrope ter v slovenski sodni praksi [Disperate impact of indirect discrimination in the law of European Union and Council of Europe and in the Slovenian case law]. Pravnik, 2016, year 71, no. 7/8, pp 523-546, 618-619.
- White paper: Rights on the Move – Rainbow Families in Europe. Ljubljana: Peace Institute, 2015.
- Sovražni govor kot uradno pregonljivo kaznivo dejanje [Hate speech as an officially prosecuteable crime]. In: Zbornik 2015, 1. dnevi prava zasebnosti in svobode izražanja, [Kranjska Gora, 9 – 10 April 2015]. Ljubljana: IUS Software, GV založba, 2015, pp 23-27.
- Prihodnost temeljnih pravic v Evropski uniji: primer svobode gibanja mavričnih družin [The future of fundamental rights in Europe: the case of free movement of rainbow families]. Delavci in delodajalci, 2015, year 15, no. 1, pp 7-32.
- Učinkovita interpretacija načela varstva pravic strank v upravnem postopku [Effective interpretation of the principle of protection of the rights of parties in administrative procedure]. Javna uprava, 2015, year 51, no. 3/4, pp 73-94, 124. (with Katja Simončič).
- Brezdržavljanskost v Sloveniji [Statelessness in Slovenia]. Dve domovini, 2014, no. 39, pp 7-18. (with Veronika Bajt).
- The rights of same-sex partners on referendum in Slovenia: minority rights on public vote. Diritto pubblico comparato ed europeo, 2013, no. 4, pp 1236-1254.
- Traits of homophobia in Slovenian law: from ignorance towards recognition. In: Trappolin, Luca (ur.), Gasparini, Alessandro (ur.), Wintemute, Robert (ur.). Confronting homophobia in Europe: social and legal perspectives. Oxford; Portland: Hart, 2012, pp 171-201.
- Izbris in (ne)ustavna demokracija [The erasure and (un)constitutional democracy], (Zbirka Scientia iustitia, 21). Ljubljana: GV založba, 2012.
- Slovenia, Migration law (Suppl. 2 – September 2011). Alphen aan den Rijn: Kluwer Law International, 2011.
- Kuhar, Roman, Kogovšek Šalamon, Neža, Humer, Živa, Maljevac, Simon. Obrazi homofobije [Faces of homophobia]. Ljubljana: Peace Institute, 2011. 159 pages.
- Pravni vidiki izbrisa iz registra stalnega prebivalstva [Legal Aspects of the Erasure from the Registry of Permanent Residents]: doctoral dissertation, Faculty of Law of the University of Ljubljana, 2011. 421 pages, tables.
- Slovenia. Migrationlaw. Suppl. 2 (September 2011). Alphenaanden Rijn: Kluwer Law International, 2011. 244 pages, tables.
- Nation-state homogenization and the battle for legal status: the erased residents of Slovenia. Südost europa (Münch., Südost inst.), 2011, jg. 59, hft. 1, str. 2-24.
- The erasure as a violation of legally protected human rights, In: Kogovšek Šalamon, Neža (ed.), Petković, Brankica (ed.), Kogovšek Šalamon, Neža, Petković, Brankica, Zorn, Jelka, Pistotnik, Sara, Lipovec Čebron, Uršula, Bajt, Veronika, Zdravković, Lana. The scars of the erasure: a contribution to the critical understanding of the erasure of people from the register of permanent residents of the Republic of Slovenia. 1st ed. Ljubljana: Peace Institute, 2010, pp. 9-18.
- Repatriation and return policies in EU memberstates: countryreport – Slovenia. Konstanz: Universität Konstanz, 2005.
- U.N. human rights reporting mechanism: is it time to move on?: submitted to the Notre Dame Law School in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree Masters of Law (international human rights law). Notre Dame (Indiana): [N. Kogovšek], 2004. 111 f., tables.
- Spreminjanje slovenske azilne zakonodaje v letu 2001 [Changing of the slovene asylum legislation in the year 2001]. In: Milohnić, Aldo (ed.). Evropski vratarji: migracijske in azilne politike v vzhodni Evropi [European gate-keepers: migration and asylum policies in Eastern Europe]. Ljubljana: Peace Institute, cop. 2001, 2002, pp. 83-94.
Whole bibliography (Cobiss)
The project addresses the problem of the criminalization of migration which is visible in the strengthening of border control institutions, confinement of irregular migrants in detention centres, antiterrorist laws,...
- Resources, methods and tools for the understanding, identification and classification of various forms of socially unacceptable discourse in the information society
- Developing an EU Training Module for the Victims’ Directive
- Inside Police Custody: Application of EU Procedural Rights
- Dignity at Trial: Enhancing Procedural Rights of Persons with Intellectual and/or Psychiatric Impairments in Criminal Proceedings: Exploring the Need for Action
- Strengthening procedural rights in criminal proceedings: effective implementation of the right to a lawyer/legal aid under the Stockholm Programme
- Crimmigration between Human Rights and Surveillance
- Workshops on hate speech and migrations
- eMORE: MOnitoring and REporting online hate speech in Europe
- National Integration Evaluation Mechanism (NIEM). Measuring and improving integration of beneficiaries of international protection
- DIKE – Empowerment of LGBT Persons and NGOs for the Elimination of Systemic and Structural Discrimination of LGB People, Enhancement of Active Citizenship, Rule of Law, Democracy and Social Justice
- Responding to Hate Speech – Activation of an Independent Conjunctive Body (ACT)
- Effective Activism in Slovenia – A Bilateral Exchange of Croatian and Slovenian Activists
- Fundamental rights of citizens and foreigners in the European Union
- Rights on the Move – Rainbow Families in Europe
- Migration to the Centre
- The Erased: Towards Justice and Accountability
- Mapping of Stateless Persons in Slovenia
- RED, Network Combating Racism, Xenophobia and Intolerance
- Awareness raising seminars on non-discrimination and equality for CSOs
- Citizens in Diversity: A Four-Nation Study on Homophobia and Fundamental Rights
- SIAPREM – Support for Intersectional Approach in Antidiscrimination Programs for Roma, Migrants and Elderly
- INTEGRACE – Integrating Refugee and Asylum-seeking Children in the Educational Systems of EU Member States: Evaluation and Promotion of Current Best Practices
- The Cost of Statelessness: A Livelihoods Analysis
- Participating in a Coordination of NGOs in the Field of Asylum
- The Role of Non-Governmental Organisations and Volunteers in Protection of Children’s Rights and Human Rights
- The Erased: Remedying Human Rights Violations
- Citizens in Diversity
- PRIMTS – Prospects for Integration of Migrants from »Third Countries« and their Labour Market Situations: Towards Policies and Action
- Building Capacity for Pro Bono Work of Lawyers in Slovenia
- European Criminal Justice Project (ECJP): Towards Cross-Border Solutions to Transnational Problems
- Anti-Discrimination and Diversity Training
- Policies and Practice of (Non)Inclusion of Roma in Urban Areas
- PRIME – Anti-Discrimination Training for Media and Equality
- The Erased People of Slovenia – A Challenge of a Young Nation-State
- Roma People in Ljubljana: Diversity of Perspectives
- 16 Years Later: Political and Legal Aspects of Erasure in Slovenia
- European Network of Legal Experts in Anti-Discrimination Field
- Aeneas: Protection of Asylum Seekers in the Republic of Croatia and the Region
- Achievements of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia – The Hague Tribunal
- Mapping Capacity of Civil Society Dealing with Anti-Discrimination
- National Focal Point of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights
- Development and Implementation of a Non-Discrimination Pre-Service and In-Service Training Programme for Judges and Prosecutors on the Basis of Human Rights Education
- Coordination of Cooperation with Non-Governmental Organizations in the Field of Asylum
The goal is to present facts, explain changes in state policies and procedures used to “process” the refugees, and to analyse state, media and the general public’s responses.