Reparation programs and other formal transitional justice mechanisms; survivor, community and civil society participation
Economic, social and cultural rights; the right to freedom of association and the protection of human rights defenders
GENDER & SEXUALITY
Feminist legal theory, women's and LGBTI+ rights, sexual and gender-based violence
Bor Legal Consultancy was founded in October 2018 by Güley Bor, lawyer, researcher, and consultant with a focus on transitional justice, human rights, gender, and sexuality in Iraq and Turkey.
Güley previously supported efforts to collect evidence of the 2014 Yazidi Genocide as Manager of the Genocide Documentation Project of Yazda in Duhok, Kurdistan Region of Iraq as a Harvard Law School Satter Fellow. She was Principal Investigator in the research project ‘Reforming Legal Responses to Conflict-Related Sexual Violence in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region’ conducted under the Conflict Research Programme–Iraq at the LSE Middle East Centre. She also acted as the Principal Investigator in the research project ‘Collective Symbolic Reparations for the Yazidi Genocide’ under the University of Duhok.
As a practitioner, Güley regularly consults with international organizations and local and international NGOs on research design and implementation, training design and delivery, advocacy, and strategic planning. She also supports businesses through equality in the workplace and unconscious bias training and policy reviews as part of her work on diversity and inclusion.
Güley is a researcher with the DEMOS Research Association based in Ankara and co-host of its Turkish-language podcast, DEMOS'tan Sesler. She holds a B.A. in Law from Bilkent University and an LL.M. from Harvard Law School, and is registered to the Istanbul Bar Association and the New York State Bar.
Bozkurt, İpek & Bor, Güley (2020). Etiği Savunmak: Kadına Yönelik Şiddet Dosyalarında Sanık Müdafilerinin Savunma Pratiklerinin Feminist Eleştirisi (In Defense of Ethics: A Feminist Critique of Defense Lawyers’ Advocacy in Violence Against Women Cases). Suç ve Ceza 13(1), 115-58, https://www.tchd.org.tr/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/20201.pdf. Awarded 3rd Place at Dicle Koğacıoğlu Article Awards presented by Sabanci University Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences & Gender and Women’s Studies Center of Excellence.
The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders (FIDH-OMCT) & Human Rights Association (IHD) (2022). Drowned in Procedure, Sentenced to Fail: Administrative Harassment Against Civil Society in Turkey. https://www.fidh.org/en/region/europe-central-asia/turkey/administrative-harassment-weaponised-to-silence-civil-society.
Bor, Güley; Daşlı, Güneş & Alıcı, Nisan (2021). Kesişen Yollardan Daralan Alanlara: Türkiye’de Kadın ve LGBTİ+ Örgütlerinin Barış Mücadelesi (From Converging Roads to Narrowing Grounds: The Struggle for Peace by LGBTI+ and Women’s Organizations in Turkey). DEMOS Araştırma Derneği, https://demos.org.tr/kesisen-yollardan-daralan-alanlara-turkiyede-kadin-ve-lgbti-orgutlerinin-baris-mucadelesi-arastirma-raporu-yayinda/.
Bor, Güley (2021). Gender and Culturally Sensitive Implementation of Iraq’s Reparation Program for Survivors of the ISIS Conflict. IOM Iraq (unpublished report).
Bor, Güley (2021). Yazidi Survivors in Germany and Iraq’s Reparation Programme: “I want for us to have a share in Iraq”. IOM Iraq, https://iraq.iom.int/resources/yazidi-survivors-germany-and-iraqs-reparation-programme-i-want-us-have-share-iraq.
Bor, Güley; Yamaner, Polat & Demir, Hatice (2020). Türkiye’de LGBTİ+ Hakları için Stratejik Davalama: Deneyimler, İçgörüler, Sonraki Adımlar (Strategic Litigation for LGBTI+ Rights in Turkey: Experiences, Insights, Next Steps). Sosyal Politika, Cinsiyet Kimliği ve Cinsel Yönelim Çalışmaları Derneği (SPoD), https://spod.org.tr/haberler-duyurular/spod-lgbti-haklar-in-stratejik-davalama-raporu-ve-avukatlar-iin-kontrol-listesi-yaynda.
Bor, Güley (2019). Response to and Reparations for Conflict-Related Sexual Violence in Iraq: The Case of Shi’a Turkmen Survivors in Tel Afar. LSE Middle East Centre Report, http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/102145/.
Yazda (2018). Working Against the Clock: Documenting Mass Graves of Yazidis Killed by the Islamic State, https://www.yazda.org/reports-and-publications.
Bor, Güley (2022). Geçiş Dönemi Adaletinde Sivil Toplum Nasıl Bir Rol Oynayabilir? (What Role for Civil Society in Transitional Justice?). DEMOS Araştırma Derneği, https://demos.org.tr/gecis-donemi-adaletinde-sivil-toplum-nasil-bir-rol-oynayabilir/.
Alıcı, Nisan; Bor, Güley & Daşlı, Güneş (2020). Turkey’s Missing WPS Agenda and Implications for the COVID-19 Pandemic. LSE Women, Peace and Security Blog, https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/wps/2020/05/28/turkeys-missing-wps-agenda-and-implications-for-the-covid-19-pandemic/.
Bor, Güley (2019). Civil Society in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region Launch the ‘Coalition for Just Reparations’. LSE Middle East Centre Blog, https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/mec/2019/11/15/civil-society-in-iraq-and-the-kurdistan-region-launch-the-coalition-for-just-reparations/.
Bor, Güley (2019). Community-Level Stigma Faced by Female Yazidi and Shi’a Turkmen Survivors of CRSV in Iraq. LSE Middle East Centre Blog, https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/mec/2019/06/19/stigma-faced-by-female-yazidi-and-shia-turkmen-survivors-of-crsv-in-iraq/.
Bor, Güley (2019). Iraq’s Reparation Bill for Yazidi Female Survivors: More Progress Needed. LSE Middle East Centre Blog, https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/mec/2019/04/26/iraqs-reparation-bill-for-yazidi-female-survivors-more-progress-needed/.
Bor, Güley (2018). Reforming Legal Responses to Conflict-Related Sexual Violence in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region. LSE Middle East Centre Blog, https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/mec/2018/09/04/reforming-legal-responses-to-conflict-related-sexual-violence-in-iraq-and-the-kurdistan-region/.
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