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Dr Asli Ozcelik Olcay

Academic Coordinator of the GCILS

Asli Ozcelik Olcay is a Postdoctoral Researcher in International Law. She is also Academic Coordinator of the GCILS.

Asli’s principal research interests concern the relationship between peace-making and international law. Her PhD explored the role of international law in shaping the legal status, negotiation process, and content of peace agreements aiming to end intra-state armed conflicts. More broadly, she works in the fields of public international law, international human rights law, international criminal law, and comparative constitutional law, with a particular interest in the issues of non-state actors, self-determination, transitional justice, and post-conflict constitution-making. In addition to her research, Asli advises NGOs on issues of human rights and conflict resolution and is on the Steering Committee of the Glasgow Human Rights Network.

Asli was awarded her PhD by the University of Glasgow in 2018, having conducted part of her doctoral research at the European University Institute as a Visiting Researcher. She holds an LLM degree in International Law from Newnham College, University of Cambridge and an LLB from Bilkent University in Turkey.


The Challenges of Legalised Peacemaking: The Case of the 2012-2016 Peace Negotiations in Colombia

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In Turner,C & Waehlisch, M (eds) Rethinking Peace Mediation: Critical Perspectives on International Peacemaking (Bristol University Press, forthcoming in 2020)