23 February 2024

New Visiting Researcher at iCourts - Ezgi Özlü

Ezgi Özlü is a Postdoctoral researcher at the Luxembourg Center of European Law (University of Luxembourg). She holds a PhD from the University of Strasbourg, where she examined how procedural costs affect the right of individual application before the European Court of Human Rights. During her PhD, she was a research fellow at the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law, the Department of International Public Law and Dispute Resolution (September 2019-December 2023). Previously, she worked for the update of the memorandum of just satisfaction awards at the Department for the Execution of Judgments of the European Court of Human Rights and as a research and teaching assistant of constitutional law at the University of Kocaeli (from 2014 to 2016). Admitted to Istanbul Bar, she holds LLMs in human rights law (University of Strasbourg, 2017) and public law (University of Galatasaray, 2015).

Ezgi’s area of research covers questions relating to access to justice (e.g. legal aid, procedural costs, admissibility requirements, reparations), lawyers (e.g. legal mobilisation, legal ethics, litigation funding) and several procedural aspects of international adjudication more broadly. During her stay at the iCourts, she will be working on her project about cause lawyers and human rights mechanisms.

She will be visiting iCourts from 3 April - 23 June 2024.