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Güley Bor


Research, Documentation, and Reparations

Güley is a lawyer, researcher, and consultant with a focus on transitional justice, human rights, gender and sexuality in Iraq and Turkey. 

She previously managed the Genocide Documentation Project of Yazda: Global Yazidi Organization in Duhok, Kurdistan Region of Iraq as a Harvard Law School Satter Fellow. She was also the principal investigator of two research projects on reparations for survivors of the IS conflict in Iraq at the University of Duhok Institute for Psychotherapy and Psychotraumatology, and the LSE Middle East Centre’s Conflict Research Programme-Iraq. As part of her consultancy practice, Bor Legal Consultancy, Güley is currently working with civil society and international organizations on the Iraqi reparations bill for survivors of the IS conflict, particularly on survivor participation. 

She is also a part-time Project Coordinator at the Association for Democracy, Peace and Alternative Politics (DEMOS) in Ankara, studying participation of women and LGBTI+ rights organizations in peace-building in Turkey, and co-host of its Turkish-language podcast, DEMOS’tan Sesler. 

As a volunteer, she works with the Social Policy, Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Studies Association (SPoD LGBTI+) in Istanbul as Legal Team Manager. Güley is licensed to practice law in Istanbul and New York. She holds a B.A. in Law from Bilkent University and an LL.M. from Harvard Law School.

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