Advisory Board

2016_DIJuF_38.jpgSusanne Achterfeld, LL.M.

Referent for legal advice/legal policy at the DIJuF e.V (German Institute for Youth Human Services and Family Law).

She predominantly focuses on refugee law and unaccompinied minors. Initially she worked as a lawyer in Essen and was mainly concerned with asylum and migration law. As a visiting lecturer at the University of Cologne she gave a “Practical introduction into asylum and migration law” and worked as a referent in the field for numerous organisations.



Carsten Gericke

Carsten was licensed as an attorney in 2004 and has specialized in criminal and administrative law. Since 2013 he has been working with the European Center for Constitutional Rights (ECCHR) on several different cases related to human rights violations at EU external borders. Furthermore, he was a board member of the national executive committee of the Republican Attorneys’ Association (RAV) in Germany and served as the association’s executive director from 2009 until 2013.



Dr. Constantin Hruschka

Constantin Hruschka is a Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy in Munich where he works on a project on migration, integration and exclusion. Before that he has worked inter alia for the Swiss Refugee Council (OSAR) and for UNHCR.

He is teaching Refugee and Human Rights Law as well as European and European Asylum Law different universities in Germany and Switzerland and is a member of the advisory board of RLC Germany e.V. as well as at the RLC Munich. He has published mainly on German, Swiss and the European Asylum Law with a focus on the Dublin system.


Itamar-Mann_3Dr. Itamar Mann

Itamar Mann is a senior lecturer at the University of Haifa, Faculty of Law, where he teaches international law, refugee and migration law, environmental law, and national security law. He is also an experienced human rights lawyer, currently serving as a legal advisor for the Global Legal Action Network (GLAN). His recent book, Humanity at Sea: Maritime Migration and the Foundations of Human Rights was published by Cambridge University Press in 2016.





Abschlusstagung des Studienpreises 2012 der Körberstiftung in Berlin

Professor Dr. Nora Markard

Junior Professor for Public and International Law and Global Constitutionalism, University of Hamburg.

She has published extensively on Refugee law, Human rights law, International criminal law as well as Constitutional law, Comparative constitutionalism and Law and gender.





Dr. Michael Müller-SchwefeMichael

Presiding Judge at Kassel Administrative Court (retired)

As presiding judge at the adminstrative court he has mainly been occupied with the law of asylum and residence. He is involved in the education at the Refugee Law Clinic in Göttingen as well as in the further training of refugee counsels in Kassel.






Professor Steve Peers

Professor for EU Law at the University of Essex School of Law, BA (McMaster), LLB (Western Ontario), LLM (London), PhD (Essex). His research interests include EU Constitutional and Administrative, Justice and Home Affairs, External Relations and Human Rights. He has written over fifty articles on many aspects of EU law as well as many chapters in books. He has worked as a consultant for the European Parliament, the European Commission, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the House of Lords Select Committee on the European Union and the Council of Europe, and contributed to the work of NGOs such as Amnesty International, Justice, Statewatch, ILGA-Europe and the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association (ILPA). Last but not least, he is editor of the blog EU Law Analysis.



Katharina_StammKatharina Stamm

Legal Officer for European Migration Policy at the Centre for Migration and Social Issues at Diakonie Germany. She has been supporting the refugee law clinics abroad project from the beginning on, esp. regarding funding and public relations.








Dr. Hannah Tewocht

Attorney at Braun & Zwetkow Attorneys at Law in Leipzig,
Area: Administrative Law, Procurement Law

She has published mainly in the fields of family reunification in German and European asylum and migration law. Together with Carsten Hörich she set up the Refugee Law Clinic in Halle (“Praxisprojekt Migrationsrecht”).







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 Dr. Carsten Hörich (1981-2018)

Carsten was an idependent lecturer for migration law and visiting lecturer at the Faculty of Law of Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg.
His acadamic focus was in the field of refugee and migration law, he was especially concerned with deportations in the European context. Together with Hannah Tewocht he set up the Refugee Law Clinic in Halle (“Praxisprojekt Migrationsrecht”). We miss you!