Ezgi Yildiz

Ezgi Yildiz
Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies · Global Governance Center

PhD in International Relations with a Minor in International Law
Senior Researcher at the Graduate Institute, Geneva - https://www.ezgiyildiz.com

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Additional affiliations
September 2016 - January 2017
Institute of Human Sciences
Position
  • PostDoc Position
January 2014 - June 2014
University of Copenhagen
Position
  • Visiting Doctoral Researcher
September 2013 - January 2014
Sciences Po Paris
Position
  • Visiting Doctoral Researcher
Education
September 2011 - June 2016
Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
Field of study
  • International Relations with a Minor in International Law

Publications

Publications (13)
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What explains the difference between court practices? This article attempts to address this question by looking at the relation between legal cultures and practices through the lenses of practice theory. In particular, it focuses on public hearings as distinct courtroom practices at the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) and the Inter-American...
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The pilot judgment procedure emerged from the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights. Introduced a decade ago, it has been used to address the problem of repetitive cases. This article will investigate the procedure's creation through the prism of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties. It will then analyze its subsequent institu...
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Both the European and the Inter-American Human Rights Systems are in the process of adapting themselves to the emerging and pressing needs in their respective regions. The High-Level Conferences on the Future of the European Court of Human Rights, and the newly established Forum of the Inter-American Human Rights System are two analogous institutio...
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It is well established in the literature that international courts make law and develop norms. Yet there is no systematic analysis of how adjudication refashions a given norm's trajectory. This article addresses this gap by combining legal analysis with social science methods. It takes a closer look at the European Court of Human Rights and provide...
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Do states take court decisions into account when formulating policies? If so, how do they process new judicial input and make policies in response to them? While self-interest and incentives are the usual elements involved in a rational choice explanation of policymaking, behavioralist scholarship casts doubt on whether decisionmakers are able to i...
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The chapter explains evolving, yet the contradictory, notion of extraterritorial jurisdiction through the rulings of the European Court of Human Rights
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Do states take court decisions into account when formulating policies? If so, how and through what mechanisms do they process new judicial input and make policies in response to them? While self-interest and incentives are the usual elements involved in a rational choice explanation of policymaking, behavioralist scholarship casts doubt on whether...
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It is well established in the literature that international courts make law. Yet, there is no systematic analysis of how adjudication refashions the trajectory that a norm could take. This article addresses this gap by combining legal analysis with social science methods. It takes a closer look at the European Court of Human Rights (the Court) and...
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It is becoming more and more apparent that territorial sovereignty, this consecrated organising principle of the international system, is not a useful concept to understand international politics. How do international tribunals generate solutions to current problems with such inadequate tools then? The chapter explores this question by focusing on...
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This chapter provides a socio-political account of how the European Court of Human Rights has transformed the prohibition of torture and inhuman or degrading treatment under Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Arguing that legal interpretation does not take place in a void, the chapter looks at international, institutional and dis...
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Due to the nature of the rights protected under the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), some of which are temporally and socio-culturally bounded, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has often felt compelled to assume a standard-setter role when delivering judgments. This resulted in the transformation of the norms safeguarded under...
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This research aims to understand how and under which conditions military innovation materialises itself in the contemporary period. Adopting a holistic approach and conducting a historical analysis on the development of precision-guided munitions and non-lethal weapons, I identify mechanisms to assess this process. Accordingly, innovation occurs th...

Projects

Projects (3)
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Our project adopts an interdisciplinary lens and a mixed-methods approach to examine the degree to which international judicial bodies can and will provide focal points. In this exploratory study, we pay particular attention to the unintended consequences of international judicial decisions. These may include creating opportunities and incentives for states to adopt incoherent rules and principles in the absence of a clear precedent.
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Looking at the ways in which International Law changes through means other than treaty-making
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Understanding how the European Court of Human Rights has refashioned the norm against torture