Fezile Osum

Nicosia, Northern Cyprus


University of Central Lancashire, Cyprus (UCLAN), Ph.D. Student in the School of Law (via MPhil)

Fezile Osum

Fezile holds an LLB degree from University of Kent and Human Rights Law (LLM) degree from Istanbul Bilgi University. Her LLM thesis was on Wartime Rapes in International Criminal Courts Case Law and Cyprus Conflicts. She is currently a Ph.D. student in the University of Central Lancashire and her research involves conflict-related sexual and gender-based violence and transitional justice.

She worked as a project coordinator under the EU funded Coordinated Measures and Mechanisms for Anti-Trafficking (COMMIT) Project in the Refugee Rights Association. She also worked very closely with refugees and asylum seekers as their legal advisor under the “Strengthening Asylum in Cyprus” project implemented in partnership with SOS Children’s Village and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Fezile has been working and volunteering in various human rights organizations including Turkish Cypriot Human Rights Foundation, Queer Cyprus Association and Refugee Rights Association in the northern part of Cyprus. Her main areas of interest are transitional justice, international humanitarian law, human rights law, gender studies, refugee law and combating human trafficking. She is also a research scholar at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Law, Alternative and Innovative Methods (ICLAIM).