Dr Asli Ozcelik Olcay
- Research Fellow (School of Law)
Asli Ozcelik Olcay is Postdoctoral Researcher in International Law. Her principal research interests concern the relationship between peace-making and international law. 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.
Asli is Programme Co-Director of the Erasmus Mundus Master Degree in International Law of Global Security, Peace and Development. She is also a member of the Glasgow Human Rights Network’s Steering Committee.
Asli was awarded her PhD in Law by the University of Glasgow in 2018. She holds an LLM in International Law from Newnham College, University of Cambridge, and an LLB from Bilkent University in Turkey.
Public International Law in general.
In particular: Peace-making and international law, humanitarian-peace-development nexus, collective security, statehood and self-determination, non-state actors, transitional justice, post-conflict constitution-making.
- Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and DFG (German Research Foundation) (2020-2023) – Project: “The Law of Protracted Conflict: Bridging the Humanitarian-Development Divide” (Co-I) – £385,000
- Economic and Social Research Council Impact Acceleration Award (2020) – Project: “Youth-led Peace: Inclusion of Youth in Peace Processes” (PI) – £4,875
- Global Challenges Research Fund Pump-Priming Award (2019) – Project: “Harmonising constitutional reform with peace-making: The case of Ukraine” (Co-I) –£9,325
- Political Settlements Research Programme, University of Edinburgh, Seed Funding (2018) – Project: “Re-thinking peace and constitution-making” – £1,000
- Erasmus+, Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree: International Law of Global Security, Peace and Development (2020-2026) (Co-Director of the Programme) – €4.35million
- University of Glasgow, Researcher Development Programme Internship Grant (2020) – To allow hiring an “Erasmus Mundus Work Placement Intern” (Primary Internship Supervisor) – £1,000
- University of Glasgow, Researcher Development Funding (2017) – Researcher development programme: “A human rights postgraduate researcher community: enhancing knowledge exchange, engagement & employability” – £2,805
- University of Glasgow, Employability Grant (2017) – Employability event series: “Careers in human rights” – £200
Dr Ozcelik Olcay is interested in supervising research students in international law, and in particular in the following areas: the use of force, the laws of armed conflict, peacekeeping, peace-making, transitional justice, self-determination, non-state actors, international human rights law, and international criminal law.
In addition to proposals for doctoral research, she welcomes applications by students seeking to study towards an LLM by Research.
PhD Candidates under Supervision:
Andreas Piperides – “Countering Hegemony: A Marxist Approach to the Relationship Between International Humanitarian Law and International Human Rights Law”
Ayse Yildiz – “Externalization of Migration Control: International Legal Guarantees against the Erosion of Refugee Protection“
Fuat Balaban – “Addressing Low-Intensity Cyber Operations under International Law”
- Piperides, Andreas
Countering Hegemony: A Marxist Approach to the Relationship Between International Humanitarian Law and International Human Rights Law