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Ezgi Yildiz

Visiting Scholar 2017-2018

Residency Dates: September 1, 2017 – January 10, 2018


Ezgi Yildiz

Ezgi Yildiz holds a Ph.D. degree in international relations with a minor in international law (summa cum laude with distinction) from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. She specializes in the European human rights regime, international courts and tribunals, legal interpretation, human rights, and political violence. She comes to CES from the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, where she was a postdoctoral fellow in the 2016-17 academic year. Her postdoctoral research is supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation.

This information is accurate for the time period that the scholar is affiliated with CES.


  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Visiting Scholar, CES, Harvard University

Research Project

Understanding Judicial Policies for Norm Development: The Case of the European Court of Human Rights


International Relations

Areas of Expertise

  • European Human Rights Regime
  • European Courts and Institutions
  • International Courts and Institutions
  • Political Violence and Torture
  • Political and Legal Theory