New Visitor at iCourts - Ezgi Yildiz – University of Copenhagen

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20 January 2014

New Visitor at iCourts - Ezgi Yildiz

Ezgi Yildiz is pursuing her PhD degree in International Relations with a minor in International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) in Geneva, Switzerland. Her doctoral thesis investigates the evolution of the standards prohibiting inhuman and degrading treatment in the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) and the United Nations Human Rights Committee. Her research interests also include political violence, humanitarian law, innovations in military technology and contemporary warfare as well as political and legal theory. From 2011 to 2013, she worked as a teaching and research assistant at the department of International Relations at the IHEID. Prior to this, she held intern positions at the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, the Mission to the United Nations of the Republic of Turkey and the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom in Geneva Switzerland. In 2013, she was awarded the Swiss National Science Foundation’s Doc.CH fund. She spent the fall semester of 2013 at CERI (Centre d’études et de recerches internationales) at Science Po, Paris as a visiting researcher. During her research stay at iCourts, she will be analyzing the ECtHR’s relevant case law and constructing a conceptual map of various forms of inhuman and degrading treatment, which are articulated in the jurisprudence of the ECtHR.