Aysegül Sirakaya

Faculty of Law and Criminology
Department of European, Public and International Law
Expertise: International and European Biodiversity Law, Biosafety Regulations, Renewable Energy Policies and Regulations, European Media Law

Aysegül Sirakaya studied at Bilkent University and London Metropolitan University. After she obtained her bachelor’s degree in law, she attended Ghent University where she was awarded her LL.M. degree in International and European Law.

Her previous work experience includes editorship of Biodiversity and Ecosystems Policy at Politheor, and expert on biosafety regulations and WTO at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. She has also written articles on urban biodiversity policy, urban agriculture as well as ecosystem services and law.

She became a PhD researcher at UGent in October 2017 after receiving a Baekeland mandate. She is currently working towards her PhD under the supervision of Prof. Dr. An Cliquet together with ABSint. Her PhD focuses on creating legal solutions for the implementation of the access and benefit-sharing obligations under the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Nagoya Protocol with the aim of establishing a balanced, mutually supportive ABS system.