Huriye Aydemir Varisli
Mrs. Huriye Aydemir Varisli has a BA in English Literature and History from the University of Copenhagen, 1999 and Master of Law from the University of Copenhagen, 2006. Huriye has been an employee of the Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR) since 2006 as a legal policy officer at the Complaints Committee for Ethnic Equal Treatment, where she has handled complaints regarding differential treatment on grounds of race or ethnic origin. Huriye is specialised in the principle of equal treatment and non-discrimination both in and outside the labour market, taking outset in UN and European Human Rights and EU legislation. Huriye has work experience as a legal counsellor both from a specialised equality body and an NGO. During the period of 2004-2006 Huriye worked as a legal counsellor at the Danish Refugee Council. Huriye’s area of expertise is Danish immigration, asylum and integration law and policy. During her employment at DIHR, she has worked as a national expert and correspondent on projects and ad hoc assignments for the EU Commission, the European Parliament, Migration Policy Group and British Council in the area of Danish immigration, asylum and integration legislation and policy. Huriye’s qualifications cover information seeking, judicial analysis and drafting of rapports. In 2007 Huriye was national correspondent on the Migration Integration Policy Index, where she supplied information about the Danish immigration and integration legislation and policy. In 2007 Huriye was assistant to the national expert on the European Parliament study on the Conditions in centres for third country nationals (detention camps, open centres as well as transit centres and transit zones) with a particular focus on provisions and facilities for persons with special needs in the 25 EU member states, where she supplied information about the Danish asylum legislation and policy and conducted interviews with asylum seekers in the Danish asylum centres. Since August 2007 Huriye has been working on a study concerning the conditions for the rejected asylum seekers in Denmark, where she is responsible for the legal analysis with outset in international human rights conventions and Danish asylum legislation and policy. Since August 2007 Huriye has been lecturing at the Danish Police Academy in the subject of International Relations and Human Rights including EU and Danish anti-discrimination legislation and Danish immigration and asylum legislation. Since November 2007 Huriye has been the project manager and coordinator for the Anti-discrimination training for national NGOs and trade unions financed by the European Commission, which will be completed at the end of April 2008. Huriye is fluent in Danish, Turkish and English.