Orcun Ulusoy

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faculteit der rechtsgeleerdheid/faculty of law ( staats- en bestuursrecht )
Lecturer / Researcher

Curriculum vitae
Orçun Ulusoy studied law at Dokuz Eylul University in Izmir, Turkey. As a lawyer he worked on human rights related cases with a focus on LGBT rights, asylum and migration. He was a founding member of the Association for Solidarity with Refugees in Izmir and of ‘Kayiki’, a network of Turkish and Greek human rights activists, researchers and lawyers working on asylum and migration issues. Before joining the VU, he was working as a contracted lawyer for the UNHCR in Turkey. He is currently the national coordinator of ECRE-ELENA.

Research activities
Orçun coordinates research in the programme Border Policies and Sovereignty. Human rights and the right to life of irregular migrants.


Migration Law, Refugee Law, Human Rights Law

Main publications
  • International Criminal Court (HRAA Publications, 2008) (author)
  • Human Rights Mechanisms and Europe (HRAA Publications, 2008) (co-author)
  • Guideline on Monitoring Detention of Asylum Seekers and Migrants (Turkish Human Rights Foundation Publications, 2011) (co-author)

All VU-publications, via Metis

Postal address 
VU University Amsterdam
Faculty of Law
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam

Ancillary activities

No ancillary activities
Last changes Ancillary activities: Amsterdam 27 januari 2017