“Introduction to Asylum Law: Theory and Practice”

11. January, 2021|

The interactive lecture deals with the national and international legal framework, its relation to the international human rights system as well as current issues and actual cases.

On 11.01.2021 Thomas Becker and I will discuss current problems with the participants on the basis of selected cases from our legal practice.


Lecture: Prohibition of Torture

25. November, 2020|

The lecture provides participants with an introduction to the system of human rights protection in general as well as a more in-depth look at selected human rights issues.

On 25 November 2020, at 5:00 p.m. (online, see link below), Renate Kicker and I will discuss selected aspects of this fundamental human right with the participants and have been welcoming lively participation for years.


Observations of the Austrian Bar Association 2018/19

7. December, 2019|

In its annual perception report, the Austrian lawyers highlight shortcomings in the Austrian judiciary and administration and make suggestions for improvement.

The planned nationalisation of legal counselling and legal representation of persons seeking international protection meets with massive reservations on the part of the Austrian Bar Association (ÖRAK):



19. November, 2019|

Free and independent legal advice for asylum seekers in appeal proceedings: Open consultation hours take place every Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Pestalozzistraße 59 in Graz (no prior registration necessary, please bring all documents with you).

The colleagues of Betrifft:Asyl explain why Betrifft:Asyl concerns us all:



14. October, 2019|

Imagine that the referee of a game trains the other team at the same time.

This is exactly what is hidden behind the planned nationalisation of independent counselling and representation in the field of asylum when the “Federal Agency for Care and Support Services” (“BBU”) is created.

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