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Dr Elif Ozsoy


Stella Turk Building G2:07


Elif studied Law as an undergraduate. She practised law specialising in human rights with substantial work experience with gender-based violence, LGBTIQ+ and minority rights.

Alongside Law, Elif has also taught Politics and International Relations. She was an associate lecturer in Law at the University of Exeter, Streatham campus from January 2019, before transferring to Lecturer in Law at the University’s Penryn Campus starting from October 2019.

• PHD Law- University of Exeter
• LLM International Human Rights Law- University of Exeter

Research interests

 Elif’s previous research includes topics of:

• imperialism and law-making methods
• Legal transplantation of LGBTIQ+ rights concept by non-west
• LGBTIQ+ rights from the perspective of feminist and decolonial legal theories
• International Refugee Law, non-refoulment and non-state torture

*For further research topics of interest, please visit Elif's 'Supervision' tab

Research supervision

 Interested to supervise dissertations and PhDs focusing on:

  • Human Rights- (LGBTIQ+ rights-gender)
  • Law-making, especially how new rights emerge
  • Legal Transplants
  • Human Rights and business
  • Feminist, decolonial approaches to law

Other information

Elif's Legal Hero

Victoria Mxenge

Mxenge was a leading women’s activist and lawyer in South Africa during the times of apartheid. She combined activism with her practise of law. This approach to legal practise, which I admire, turned law into a practise of change in the service of freedom and equality.

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