Janna Wessels

Email: janna.wessels@recht.uni-giessen.de

Website: https://www.uni-giessen.de/fbz/fb01-alt/professuren/prof-dr-jurgen-bast/staff/research-associates/janna-wessels

 

Bio:

Janna is a Quentin Bryce Doctoral Scholar at the University of Technology, Sydney and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Her research explores the role of the claimant’s behaviour in gender- and sexuality based refugee status determinations. She is research associate for a large international comparative study on Gender Related Harms in Forced Migration. Janna completed a Master of Science in Forced Migration at the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford. She is co-founder and Vice Chair of the Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration (OxMo).

Publications/recent projects:

  • ‘“Discretion”, persecution and the act/identity dichotomy’, VU Migration Law Series No 12, Amsterdam (2016)
  • ‘Rechtliche Fortschritte, praktische Risiken – die besondere Verletzlichkeit geschlechtsspezifischer Asylgesuche’, 2015(4) DGB frau geht vor, 8-10. (2015)
  • ‘Ein langfristiges Konzept fehlt – Wie Europa auf die Flüchtlingskatastrophen reagiert’, 9/2015 Neue Gesellschaft Frankfurter Hefte, 10-12. (2015)
  • Case comment: European Court of Human Rights, Case of M.E. v Sweden, Application no. 71398/12, 26 June 2014, 18/2014 Jurisprudentie Vreemdelingenrecht, 1192-1195. (2014)