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Asli Ozcelik Olcay

Dr Asli Ozcelik Olcay is Lecturer in International Law at the University of Glasgow, where she co-directs the Erasmus Mundus Master in International Law of Global Security, Peace and Development.

Her expertise spans the fields of public international law, international human rights law, international humanitarian law, international criminal law, and comparative constitutional law, with a particular focus on armed conflicts, peacemaking, transitional justice, and post-conflict constitutional reform. 

She has been part of collaborative international projects on the role of youth in peace processes, the humanitarian-development-peace nexus, and the relationship between peacemaking and constitutional reform in Colombia, Ukraine and the Philippines. Her research has been funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, the Arts and Humanities Research Council, and the Global Challenges Research Fund.

Asli has consulted and collaborated with international organisations, civil society organisations, and independent international institutions in relation to human rights, peace mediation, and peacebuilding. She is a member of the Advisory Board of the Scottish Human Rights Defender Fellowship.

She holds an LLM in International Law from the University of Cambridge and an LLB from Bilkent University, Turkey. She was awarded her PhD by the University of Glasgow.

Working languages: English and Turkish

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