Özlem Gürakar-Skribeland

Postdoctoral Researcher
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Visiting address Domus Juridica Kristian Augusts gate 17 8. floor Oslo
Postal address Postboks 6706 St. Olavs plass 0130 Oslo

Academic interests

Özlem is a post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law, University of Oslo. As part of the BEYOND Project (Protection without Ratification? International Refugee Law beyond States Parties to the 1951 Refugee Convention) funded by the European Research Council, her current research explores the interaction and mutual impact between the international refugee law regime and Turkey's protection regime.


Özlem grew up in Istanbul, Turkey. She obtained her Bachelor of Laws degree (LLB) from Galatasaray University, Turkey, and did her Master of Laws (LLM) as a Fulbright Scholar at Harvard Law School, USA. Özlem's PhD at the University of Oslo was part of the MIGMA Project (Transnationalism from above and below: Migration management and how migrants manage) funded by the Research Council of Norway: Taking the EU Return Directive as a starting point and frame, and using return to Turkey as a case, Özlem analysed the lawfulness of returning irregular migrants by force to transit countries. Özlem is qualified as a lawyer in Turkey, England and the USA, and has practiced law at international law firms in Istanbul and London. 

Tags: Migration, Human Rights, Refugee Law, Public International Law, Turkey


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