Een conferentie van NANSEN over de linken tussen kwetsbaarheid, geloofwaardigheid en de asielprocedure, en over regelgeving en praktijk rond bijzondere procedurele noden, de bewijslast en -middelen en de beoordeling van geloofwaardigheid

praktijkjuristen, hulpverleners, verenigingen, onderzoekers, studenten

30 september 2022 (van 8.45 tot 17.30 uur)

Koninklijke Bibliotheek, Kunstberg 28, 1000 Brussel

20, 75 of 120 euro naargelang doelgroep
  • 9h00 Introduction by Kati Verstrepen, President - NANSEN
  • 9h15 Asylum and vulnerability – opening statement by Véronique de Ryckere, Head of Protection Unit for Belgium and Luxembourg - UNHCR
  • 9h30 Perspective 1 • The refugee status of persons with disabilities Dr. Stephanie Motz, Barrister & Attorney at law - Rise, Zurich.
  • 10h Questions and answers
  • 10h20 Perspective 2 • Linguistic vulnerability in refugee status determination Prof. Dr. Katrijn Maryns - Ghent University
  • 10h50 Questions and answers
  • 11h10 Coffee break
  • 11h30 Perspective 3 • Credibility assessment of persons in a vulnerable position
    • “Nomining the credibility of vulnerable persons: issues and challenges” by Sophie Van Balberghe, Adjunct Commissaire - Office of the Commissioner general for Refugees and Stateless persons (CGRS)
    • “The judge and medical documents: challenges and prospects.” by Marc Oswald, First president of the Council of Alien Law Litigation (CALL) and Audrey Pivato, Legal Assistant (CALL)
  • 12h Questions and answers
  • 12h30 - 13h30 Lunch break
  • 13h30 Panel 1 • The needs of victims of torture
    • Keynote speaker: Prof. Em. Nora Sveaass - University of Oslo, Norway
    • Moderator: Prof. Dr. Ellen Desmet - Ghent University
    • Panelists: Alice Sinon, Legal officer - NANSEN, Prof. Nora Sveaass - University of Oslo, Marc Oswald, First president (CALL) and Audrey Pivato, Legal Assistant (CALL), Pierre Robert, attorney at law - Kompaso, Brussels
  • 15h15 Coffee break
  • 15h30 Panel 2 • Gender orientation and sexual identity
    • Keynote speaker: “Queering Asylum in Europe: A short overview” by Prof. Nuno Ferreira, SOGICA Project leader - University of Sussex
    • Moderator: Benoit Dhondt, attorney at law - Antigone, Antwerp
    • Panelists: Valérie Klein, Legal officer - NANSEN, Liselot Casteleyn - Ghent University, Valentine Audate - Office of the Commissioner General for Refugees and Stateless Persons, Mohammed Kassab - Civil society
  • 17h10 - 17h30 Concluding remarks Prof. Luc Leboeuf, Head of Research Group - Law and Anthropology Department, Max Planck - Institute for Social Anthropology
Nansen - the Belgian refugee council