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Margit Ammer

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Title: 
Dr.in, 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 Fundamental and 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-Mai 2022) (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. (forthcoming) Climate Change, in Binder C./Nowak M./Hofbauer J./Janig P. (eds) Elgar Encyclopedia of Human Rights.

  • Ammer M./Mayrhofer M./Hasel F. (forthcoming) Human Mobility in the Context of Climate Change: Addressing the Normative Protection Gap in Austria, in: Bauböck R./Josipovic I./Karabegović D./Shinozaki K./Sievers W. (eds.): Migrationsforschung und Migrationsgesellschaft: Aktuelle Herausforderungen und neue Perspektiven, Jahrbuch Migrationsforschung 6, Austrian Academy of Science Press/Wien.

  • Ammer M./Kirchmair L. (2022) The Restriction of Refugee Rights during the ÖVP-FPÖ Coalition 2017-2019 in Austria: Consequences, Legacy and Potential for Future Resilience against Populism, in Stoyanova V./Smet S. (eds) Migrants’ Rights, Populism and Legal Resilience in Europe, Cambridge University Press, 280-300, open access.

  • Ammer M./Mayrhofer M./Scott M. (2022) Disaster-related displacement into Europe: Judicial practice in Austria and Sweden, Policy Brief of the ClimMobil project.

  • Ammer M./Mayrhofer M./Scott M. (2022) Synthesis Report: ClimMobil - Judicial and policy responses to climate change-related mobility in the European Union
    with a focus on Austria and Sweden
    (KR18AC0K14747).

  • 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, open access.

  • Ammer M./UNHCR Austria (2017), Asylum and International Protection, in: UNHCR, Handbook for Interpreters in Asylum Procedures, 11-23.

  • 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.

  • 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./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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Ammer M. (2008) Verbot der Sklaverei und Zwangsarbeit, in Heißl G. (ed.) Handbuch Menschenrechte, Vienna: Facultas Universitätsverlag, 118-130.

  • 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.