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Dr Elif Ozsoy



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.


• 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, queer 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 
  • Feminist, queer and decolonial approaches to law

Modules taught

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