Dr. Emre Turkut

Managing Editor

Emre Turkut (LL.M.) received his Ph.D. from Ghent University, Belgium, and a member of the Ghent Rolin-Jaequemyns International Law Institute (GRILI). He is also currently a DAAD visiting fellow at Hertie School’s Centre for Fundamental Rights (Germany).

Turkut’s research interests cover a variety of fields within the domains of public international law, international human rights law, and comparative constitutional law, including, derogation from human rights, states of emergency, human rights in the fight against terrorism, self-determination movements, authoritarian rule of law, international law in domestic courts, and judicial politics in authoritarian regimes. His research outputs have appeared in top-tier journals (e.g. Human Rights Law Review and Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights). His research has been funded by the Swedish Institute (SI, Sweden); the Minerva Centre for the Rule of Law under Extreme Conditions (Israel); the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (RWI, Sweden); Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD, Germany); and Ghent University.

Along with his academic work, Turkut regularly writes opinion pieces for non-academic outlets. He is also frequently contacted by experts from a number of NGOs and by global and national media platforms to give opinions on issues involving Turkish law. Turkut also serves as a legal consultant and expert witness on Turkish law to several private entities.
He previously held a SI fellowship at Uppsala University (2018-2019) and a teaching/research position in Turkey (2014-2016). Turkut received his law degree from Ankara University, Turkey, and holds an LLM degree in Public International Law from the University of Kent, UK.