Pauline Endres de Oliveira




Pauline Endres de Oliveira is a human rights lawyer from Berlin. She studied law at the Humboldt University and the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, with legal traineeships in Brazil, London and Rome. 

Currently, Pauline is a lecturer in asylum and migration law at the Humboldt University of Berlin (Refugee Law Clinic) and member of Amnesty International’s expert commission on asylum. Pauline is also an editorial board member of the Informationsverbund Asyl & Migration (, Germany’s main independent institution providing background information for asylum and migration practitioners. 

She is now enrolled as a PhD fellow at the University of Giessen (supervisor: Professor Jürgen Bast), focusing on the topic of legal access to international protection in the EU. Previously, she worked as a consultant for UNHCR Germany from 2013–2015 and in 2016 she was a visiting study fellow at the Refugee Studies Centre at the University of Oxford. 


Publications/recent projects:

  • Huber / Eichenhofer / Endres de Oliveira, Aufenthaltsrecht [Migration Law, Handbook for practitioners], NJW Praxis, Band 98, C.H. Beck 2017
  • Grundrechtereport 2017: Beschränkung der Flüchtlingszahlen um jeden Preis. Die Entwicklung der Entscheidungspraxis zu Asylsuchenden aus Syrien und die Aussetzung des Familiennachzusg [On the restrictions to family reunification and their impact on Syrian refugees], (with Maximilian Pichl)
  • Humanitäre Visa für Flüchtlinge, Teil 1: Nicht mit der EU [On the CJEU’s decision regarding humanitarian visa] (2017) Verfassungsblog, 09.03.2017

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