Faculty of Law and Criminology
Department of European, Public and International Law
Expertise: international human rights law, public international law
Emre Turkut (LL.M.) is a doctoral researcher at Ghent University. He is currently a DAAD fellow at the Hertie School (Germany). He was a Swedish Institute visiting fellow at Uppsala University (Sweden) in 2018.
His research has been funded by Swedish Institute (Sweden); Minerva Center for the Rule of Law under Extreme Conditions (Israel); Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (Sweden); Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD, Germany) and Ghent University. His research covers a variety of fields within the domain of public international law and international human rights law, including derogation from human rights, state of emergency, human rights in the fight against terrorism, self-determination and remedial secession doctrine.
Under the supervision of Prof. dr. Tom Ruys, his PhD research concerns the compatibility of the Turkish derogation measures adopted in the aftermath of the 15 July 2016 attempted military coup with international human rights law, and with international law more generally, and uses the Turkish case as a springboard to critically address the fallacies of the contemporary derogation regime.
He holds a bachelor degree in Law from Ankara University, Turkey. In July 2015, he obtained his LLM degree in Public International Law from the University of Kent, UK.