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.


B_000003Dr. Carsten Hörich

Idependent lecturer for migration law and visiting lecturer at the Faculty of Law of Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg.

While his acadamic focus is in the field of refugee and migration law, he is especially concerned with deportations in the European context. Together with Hannah Tewocht he set up the Refugee Law Clinic in Halle (“Praxisprojekt Migrationsrecht”).





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.






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

Currently junior lawyer in Halle (Saale).

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”).