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 graduated in 2002 from the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Law. As a Ron Brown Fellow she obtained her master’s degree at the University of Notre Dame (USA) in international human rights law in 2004. In 2011 she defended her PhD dissertation 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. Since 2011 she has also been a member of the Ethics Committee of the Association of Journalists of Slovenia.
- 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,...
- RefugeeAction II: Advocacy for inclusive asylum and migration policies, Integration of refugees, Education and Awareness-raising on migration causes for general public
- Crimmigration between Human Rights and Surveillance
- Workshops on hate speech and migrations
- 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.