Speaker: Examples of Legal Professionals Tackling Climate Change, October 20
Lawyer, Vice President, Rights and Research Association
Özlem Altiparmak holds a law degree from Dokuz Eylül University Faculty of Law and registered to Izmir Bar Association since 1999. She had her master's degree from Ege University Gender Studies Department. She is the founder of Altiparmak Law Office and has been working as a lawyer specialized in human rights. Between 2006-2010 she worked as the general coordinator of the Coalition for the International Criminal Court and served as the Chairperson for Amnesty International. Between 2010 and 2017, she worked as the Senior Program Officer at the Raoul Wallenberg Human Rights and Humanitarian Law Institute which has headquarters in Lund, Sweden. Under the RWI programme, she coordinated the activities aiming the capacity development of legal professionals on human rights education and research. She has also been involved in many projects and training programs related to gender, environment and human rights as a consultant and a trainer. Recently, together with very experienced colleagues working on climate change in Turkey,they established "Rights And Research Association-RRA". She is the vice president of RRA and their main goal is to initiate a preventative legal system for climate crisis in Turkey by means of monitoring, reporting and building a network of legal professionals.