With a genuine focus on global studies of law, outstanding research track of eminent faculty members and full impact in professional practice, Ph.D. in Public Law Program triggers a new approach to advanced legal studies.

The program offers advanced research opportunities with regard to academic publications and instructions in particular and learning of different legal disciplines based on multi-dimensional perspectives.

The aim of the program is to give students solid and comprehensive information on the public law aspects of international and European law through in-depth analysis and on how these bodies of law impact national legal orders.

Its unique approach with a strong focus on research skills and bilingual coursework (Turkish-English) prepares the candidates for a sincere legal scholarship under the close supervision of leading scholars in an intellectual environment dedicated to excellence in research and teaching.

This fully funded four-year Ph.D. program is an excellent opportunity for scholars interested in pursuing doctoral studies in private law.

Priorities for Ph.D. Research Areas in Public Law:

  • Constitutionalism, Freedom of expression, Comparative constitutional review, Women’s human rights, Parliamentary studies in comparative context, the International human rights law with a focus on socio-economic rights, gender equality, Presidentialism in a comparative context, Law, and politics
  • Law of Criminal Procedure, General Principles of Criminal Law, Offences
  • Public international law projects focusing on theories and sources of international law, the law on the use of force, regime interaction and interactions between sub-branches of international law, Turkish approaches to international law
  • International Human Rights Law Projects focusing on the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights and UN Treaty bodies, comparative human rights law, the margin of appreciation, the interplay between human rights law and constitutional law, reception and implementation of human rights law in domestic contexts, and backlash against International Human Rights Law.
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