We have maintained cooperation with institutions in Turkey since 1996, initiating more permanent cooperation in 2007 around human rights education for justice sector institutions, universities and NGOs. Read more about our work in Turkey.

Advisors in Istanbul

Ilhami Alkan Olsson

Ilhami Alkan Olsson

Chief Consultant of Turkey Programme


Ilhami has a Masters degree in International Human Rights Law (2002) from Lund University, and a PhD (2007) from Kent University (UK). He was awarded post-doctoral grant from the Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning (FORMAS) about international climate change regime at SOAS, London University. He was lecturer at Istanbul University for nearly 8 years.

Before joining RWI as consultant in 2017, Ilhami also acted as lecturer and mentor for SIDA-financed Lund University programme on children’s education rights and Swedish Institute-financed Lund University programme on the impacts of digitalisation on human rights.

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