Yaşar Ohle was born and raised in Berlin and spent a year in Adana, Turkey for an exchange year during high school. He studied law at Bucerius Law School in Hamburg, where he completed his first legal state examination in 2017. As part of his legal studies, he spent a semester abroad at BILGI University in Istanbul, Turkey. As a scholarship holder of the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation, he was deeply engaged in the foundation’s community. Yaşar is an active volunteer for AFS Intercultural Programs and also engages in postcolonial, anti-racist, antifascist and refugee solidarity activism. In 2018, he graduated from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University London with an LL.M. in “Law and Gender”. He wrote his thesis on “Land law, private property and the German colonial endeavor in Namibia”. Following his graduation, he worked for the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation’s office in Windhoek, Namibia. Through his work, as well as his activism, he got involved in the OvaHerero and Nama people’s struggle for justice on the genocide committed by the German Empire in Namibia.
Updated in May 2019