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Ms Fezile Osum

PhD Research Scholar

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+357 24 694000


PhD in Law (University of Central Lancashire, Cyprus 2020-2025)

LLM in Human Rights Law (Istanbul Bilgi University, 2017)

LLB Bachelor of Laws (University of Kent, 2013)

Employment Track

Project Coordinator – Refugee Rights Association, Nicosia (2019-Present)

Legal Advisor – “Strengthening Asylum in Cyprus” Project Partnership – UNHCR & SOS Children’s Village, Nicosia (2017-2019)

Researcher – Kabine Law Office, Istanbul (2016-2017)

Legal Advisor – Initiative for Freedom of Expression (Düşünce Suçu (?!)’na Karsı Girisim), Istanbul (2014-2016)

Trainee Lawyer – Emine Colak Law Firm, Nicosia (2013-2014)

Memberships (Academic/Professional)

  • Cyprus Turkish Bar Association
  • Member of the Board – Refugee Rights Association
  • Member of the Board – Queer Cyprus Association

Research Interests

  • Transitional Justice
  • International Criminal Law & International Humanitarian Law
  • Asylum and Refugee Law
  • Gender Studies
  • Combating Human Trafficking

Selective Conference and Seminar Presentations 

18 October 2019, “COMMIT- Coordinated Measures and Mechanisms for Anti-Trafficking”, EU Anti Trafficking Day Panel, EU Info Point.

19 January 2018, “Experiences on Refugee Protection in the Northern Part of Cyprus in 2017”, Training on Asylum in European and International Law.

6 May 2017, “Dealing with the Past and Peace Building in Cyprus in 43rd Year of the Division”, Saturdox – Documentarist & Hafıza Merkezi.

27 October 2017, “Sustainable Human Rights”, DMW International Annual Summit.