It is our great pleasure to introduce our new IntLawGrrls contributor Nicole Bürli! Dr. Nicole Bürli is a senior human rights adviser of the World Organization against Torture (OMCT) in Geneva. She is in charge of the organization’s advocacy, litigation, and training projects in Asia, most notably Pakistan and Afghanistan and specializes on the prohibition of torture, sexual and gender based crimes, and access to remedies.
Prior to joining the OMCT, Dr. Bürli worked in academic teaching and research, namely as a research associate at the University of Zurich and as a visiting fellow at the University of Copenhagen and the University of Cambridge. She graduated with a Master Degree in law from the University of Bern and holds a Doctoral Degree in law from the University of Zurich. Her doctoral research was supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation and the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science.
She has published on issues including torture and other ill-treatment, non-refoulement, and on proceedings before the European Court of Human Rights. She has just published the monograph Third-party Interventions before the European Court of Human Rights (Intersentia 2017).