Asma’s PhD research project [State Compliance with Right to Education and Health for Syrian Refugees; a Comparative Study of the Obligations of Jordan’s and Turkey under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR)] is under the supervision of Professor. Colin Harvey and Professor. Brice Dixon.
In her research project she is investigating the fundamental refugee rights that states should respect regardless of their adherence to the International refugee instruments and how the state sovereignty interferes to undermine the fundamental rights and freedoms of Syrian refugees in both Jordan and Turkey. The aim of the study is to assess the extent to which Jordan and Turkey have satisfied their obligations with right to education and right to health for Syrian refugees under the obligation of the (ICESCR), and explore factors that determine and induce compliance with international human rights law in both countries.
Asma received her MA degree in Human Rights and Human Development in 2012 from the University of Jordan with a focus on Islam and Human Rights. Her professional experience included working under human rights protection programs that covered socio-political, educational, and health fields for children, youth and women projects, serving diverse ethnic and religious backgrounds of both refugees and local citizens. Positions and programs include Senior Program Associate with Freedom House on “Torture: Never Justified” regional program and CORE regional program. Research assistant with Centre for Strategic Studies Amman-Jordan.