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Fatma ÖZDEMİR is a Kurdish human rights lawyer from Turkey. She has previous experience as a practicing lawyer in Istanbul, as a consultant and representative of the Turkish People’s Democratic Party and as the co-chair of the Association of Lawyers for Freedom (OHD). She has provided legal consultancy on national and international human rights law dealing with the fundamental rights and group rights of imprisoned individuals and judicial proceedings for monitoring the European Court of Human Right’s judgment implementations. Through this experience, Ozdemir has worked closely alongside international human rights organisations and other related international actors. Ozdemir is an active contributor to various OHD’s published reports and research projects, which has allowed her to develop an understanding of an intersectional framework approach towards human rights violation cases; particularly cases relating to immunity and the appropriate punishment of perpetrators. Currently, she is pursuing her İnternational Humanitarian Law master program at the University of Essex.