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Margit Ammer

Info
Title: 
Dr., E.MA
First Name: 
Margit
Last Name: 
Ammer
Position: 
Senior Researcher
Telephone: 
+43 1 4277 27451
Address: 
Freyung 6 (Schottenhof), 1. Hof, Stiege II, A-1010 Wien

 

Curriculum Vitae

Key competences

  • Research in the areas of asylum and migration (national, EU, international level)
  • Research in the areas of environment and human rights, in particular on environment-related forms of mobility
  • Teaching, lectures and presentations in the areas of asylum and migration including environment-related migration

Professional record

  • Researcher at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights (since March 2007), current projects:
    • The Concept of Vulnerability in the Context of Human Rights, Research project funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), Projekt number: P 32130-G31 (2019-2022)
    • ClimMobil: Judicial and policy responses to climate change-related mobility in the European Union with a focus on Austria and Sweden, Research project funded by the Austrian Climate and Energy Fund (ACRP11 - ClimMobil - KR18AC0K14747), in cooperation with the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law in Sweden (October 2019-September 2021) (project lead together with Monika Mayrhofer)
  • Election Observations with OSCE/ODIHR und EU
  • Legal counseling and representation of refugees (2004-2006)
  • Legal officer in a law office (2005-2006) and apprentice judge at Austrian courts (2003)

Education

  • Doctoral programme at the University of Vienna, topic of dissertation: 'Access to wage-earning employment by third-country nationals in need of protection in Austria'
  • Post-Graduate-Studies European Master’s Degree in Human Rights and Democratisation (E.MA), EIUC (European Inter-University Centre, Venice)
  • Legal studies (elective field of specialisation ‘International Relations’), University of Vienna, Mag.a iur

 

Publications

  • Ammer M./Schüchner A. (2019) Article 3 (Principle of non-refoulement), in Nowak M./Birk M./Monina G. (eds) The UN Convention Against Torture: A Commentary, Oxford University Press, Second Edition, 98-175, available at https://global.oup.com/academic/product/the-united-nations-convention-ag...
  • Ammer M./UNHCR Austria (2017), Asylum and International Protection, in: UNHCR, Handbook for Interpreters in Asylum Procedures, 11-23, available at www.unhcr.org/dach/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2017/09/AUT_Handbook-Asylum-Interpreting_en.pdf
  • Ammer M./Hofbauer J./Mayrhofer M./Mersmann F./Schade J. (2016) Human Rights Performance in EU Climate Policy. The Role of European States in Climate Measures, and Access to Justice for Affected Populations, Synthesis Report ClimAccount, available at http://bim.lbg.ac.at/sites/files/bim/attachments/report_climaccount_final_11082016.pdf
  • Ammer M. (2015) Klimawandel und Migration/Flucht: Welche Rechte für die Betroffenen in Europa? [Climate Change and Migration/Flight: Which Rights for the Persons Affected in Europe?], in Kallhoff A. (ed.) Klimagerechtigkeit und Klimaethik, Wiener Reihe, Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter, 81-103.
  • Ammer M. (2014) ASSESS Project, National Report (Austria) for Phase I: Review of Existing Monitoring Mechanisms for the Integration of Migrants in Austria, available at: www.assess-migrantintegration.eu/national-reports-phase-1.html , German version available at: http://bim.lbg.ac.at/sites/files/bim/attachments/national_report_i_-_austria-de.pdf
  • Ammer M./Mayrhofer M./Randall A./Salsbury J. (2014) Time to Act – How the EU can lead on Climate Change and Migration, Belgium, Heinrich Böll Stiftung Europäische Union, available at: http://eu.boell.org/sites/default/files/hbs_time_to_act.pdf
  • Mayrhofer M./Ammer M. (2014) People Moving in the Context of Environmental Change: The Cautious Approach of the European Union, in European Journal of Migration and Law, vol. 16, Leiden: Brill, 389-429, available at https://bim.lbg.ac.at/sites/files/bim/attachments/people_moving_in_the_context_of_environmental_change.pdf
  • Ammer M./Stern J. (2014) Human Rights Challenges in the Areas of Asylum and Immigration: EU Policies and Perspectives, in Austrian Review of International and European Law, vol. 16, Leiden: Brill, 191-222.
  • Ammer M./Busch B./Dorn N./Rienzner M./Santner-Wolfartsberger A./Schicho W./Seidlhofer B./Spitzl K. (2013) Ein umstrittenes Beweismittel. Sprachanalyse als Instrument der Herkunftsbestimmung in Asylverfahren [A Contested Means of Evidence. Language Analysis as an Instrument to Determine Origin in the Asylum Procedure], in juridikum 3/2013, Vienna: Verlag Österreich, 281-297.
  • Ammer M./Kronsteiner R./Schaffler Y./Kurz B./Kremla M. (2013) Krieg und Folter im Asylverfahren: Eine psychotherapeutische und juristische Studie [War and Torture in the Asylum Procedure: A Psychotherapeuthic and Legal Study], Vienna: Neuer Wissenschaftlicher Verlag.
  • Ammer M. (2013) Zugang zum Arbeitsmarkt für Asylsuchende aus menschenrechtlicher Perspektive [Access to the labour market for asylum seekers from a human rights perspective], in juridikum 1/2013, Vienna: Verlag Österreich, 28-36.
  • Ammer M. (2012) The EU Asylum and Migration Policy, in Nowak M./Januszewski K.M./Hofstätter T. (eds) All Human Rights for All: Vienna Manual on Human Rights, Vienna/Graz: Intersentia, Neuer Wissenschaftlicher Verlag, 198-203.
  • Ammer M./Stadlmayr L. (2012) Human Rights and Environment – Facing Climate Change, in Nowak M./Januszewski K.M./Hofstätter T. (eds) All Human Rights for All: Vienna Manual on Human Rights, Vienna/Graz: Intersentia, Neuer Wissenschaftlicher Verlag, 563-576.
  • Sax H./ Ammer M./ Mandl S. (2012) Country study Austria, in Nonchev A./Tagarov N. (eds) Integrating Refugee and Asylum-seeking Children in the Educational Systems of EU Member States, Centre for the Study of Democracy, 77-107.
  • Ammer M./Köhler K. (2010) Kommunikation im Asylverfahren aus menschenrechtlicher Sicht, in Rienzner M./Slezak G. (eds) Sprache und Translation in der Rechtspraxis, Stichproben no. 19, Vienna: ECCO - Working Group Applied African Studies, 153-174.
  • Ammer M. (2010) Klimawandelinduzierte Umweltveränderungen als Ursache für unfreiwillige Binnenmigration: ist Europa verpflichtet zu helfen?, in Zeitschrift für Menschenrechte, 2/2010, Jg. 4, Schwalbach: Wochenschau Verlag, 48-72.
  • Ammer M./Nowak M./Stadlmayr L./Hafner G. (2010) Rechtsstellung und rechtliche Behandlung von Umweltflüchtlingen, study commissioned by the Federal German Environment Agency, available at http://www.uba.de/uba-info-medien/4035.html
  • Ammer M./Crowly N./Liegl B./Holzleithner E./Wladasch K./Yesilkagit K. (2010) Synthesis Report: Study on Equality Bodies set up under Directives 2000/43/EC, 2004/113/EC and 2006/54/EC, study commissioned by the EU Commission, available at http://ec.europa.eu/social/BlobServlet?docId=6454&langId=en
  • Ammer M. (2009) Nationale Menschenrechtsinstitutionen in Europa, in Bielefeldt H./Deile V./Hamm B. et al (eds) Jahrbuch Menschenrechte 2010: Kinder und Jugendliche, Vienna: Böhlau, 300-314.
  • Ammer M. (2009) Climate change and Human Rights: The Status of Climate Refugees in Europe, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights, available at http://www.udhr60.ch/research.html.
  • Wladasch K./Köhler K./Ammer M. (2009) Diversity in Schools, in Europa Ethnica 1-2/2009, Vienna: Braumüller Verlag, 2-14.
  • Ammer M. (2008) Verbot der Sklaverei und Zwangsarbeit, in Heißl G. (ed.) Handbuch Menschenrechte, Vienna: Facultas Universitätsverlag, 118-130.
  • Liegl B./Wladasch K./Ammer M. (2008) Religionsfreiheit im Kampf der Kulturen, in Bielefeldt H./Deile V./Hamm B./Hutter F.J./Tretter H. et al (eds) Jahrbuch Menschenrechte 2009: Religionsfreiheit und Menschenrechte, Vienna: Böhlau.
  • Ammer M./Buchinger K. (2008) Die Moscheen- und Minarettdebatte aus grundrechtlicher Sicht, in migralex 3/2008, Vienna: Braumüller Verlag, 78-85.
  • Ammer M. (2007) Schubhaft und Asyl, in juridikum 2/2007, Vienna: Verlag Österreich, 72-78.