It is our great pleasure to introduce our new IntLawGrrls contributor Duygu Çiçek. Duygu Çiçek is a Turkish lawyer and currently works as a legal consultant at the Environment & International Law Practice Group in the World Bank Legal Vice-Presidency. As part of her current role, she provides legal advice and operational support to address environmental, social, and international law issues in World Bank projects. Her areas of focus include climate change, displacement, labor and work conditions, gender and non-discrimination, and human rights law in general. Previously, she worked with Advocates Abroad as a volunteer attorney and provided legal advice to persons seeking asylum in Europe. She also worked with the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative on rule of law and displacement-related issues, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Istanbul Field Office, and Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights at the Council of Europe primarily focusing on human rights violations occurring in member states and contributed to the recommendation reports issued by the Commissioner’s office.
She has completed a B.A. in Law from Koç University (2015). She also completed an LL.M. in Human Rights from the University of Edinburgh (2016) where she focused on international human rights law and human rights law in Europe, and an LL.M. in International and Comparative Law from the George Washington University Law School (2018) where she focused on refugee law, forced displacement, and climate change.
Heartfelt welcome Duygu!