Georg Sebastian Sommeregger


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last updated: 13.1.2014


Current position: Bundesamt für Migration (Swiss Federal Office for Migration), Asylum specialist


Previous work

Oct11-Nov12: Unia Sektion Bern, legal service. Head of legal service and membership management: labour and social security law.

Mar10 - Jul11: Advocacy team (Anwaltschaft), Caritas Switzerland: legal work in refugee and asylum law

Sept07-Jan08: Teaching Fellow, European Masters in Human Rights and Democratisation (E.MA), Venice

Sept-Dec.2006: Advisor, Delegation of the European Commission to the United Nations, New York (Third Committee)

Jan-July 2006: Advisor, Austrian Permanent Mission to the United Nations in Geneva (Human Rights)

Jan-Aug.2001: Assistant in the LLM 'African Human Rights and Democratization', Human Rights Centre, University of Pretoria, South Africa

1999: Internships with the UN HCHR, Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial executions, and the UN Legal Service (Geneva)


Academic Qualifications

PhD in law "The Horizontal Dimension of Human and Fundamental Rights" Supervisors: Professors Wojciech Sadurski (EUI, Florence) and Michel Troper (Université Paris X - Nanterre).

Diplome d´études approfondies (DEA, mastère) in legal theory and philosophy, Université Paris X - Nanterre (under the supervision of Professor Michel Troper)

E.MA Human Rights and Democratization, University of Padua

Maitrise (B.A.) in History, University of Toulouse II - Le Mirail (honours)

Maitrise (B.A.) in International and European Law, University of Toulouse I (honours)



My fields of interest & expertise are legal theory & philosophy, European & International law, constitutional law, human rights, human rights law. I am interested in historical studies/ legal anthropology.


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Georg Sommeregger