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.

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