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Elif Askin

MLaw, Research Fellow

askin@mpil.de

Main Fields of Research:

Public International Law; International Human Rights Law, with a particular focus on socio-economic rights; Extraterritorial Applicability of Human Rights; State Responsibility; Swiss Constitutional Law; Turkish Constitutional Law

Academic Career:

Since 9/2013: Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public and International Law, and PhD Candidate at the University of Basel (supervision: Anne Peters): Extraterritorial Obligations of States in the Area of Social Rights, especially Right to Food (working title)

2013: Research assistant at the University of Basel, Switzerland, Anne Peters, chair of public international law and constitutional law

2012-2013: Research assistant at the University of Basel, Switzerland, Prof. Dr. Sabine Gless, chair of criminal law and criminal procedure (research in the field of international criminal law)

2012-2013: Legal internship (Referendariat) in a law firm, Switzerland

2012: Legal clerkship (Referendariat) in the legal department of the Government of Basel, Switzerland

2011: Master in International Law, University of Basel, Switzerland

2010-2013: Research assistant to Prof. Dr. Denise Brühl-Moser at the University of Basel

2010: Internship at the Swiss Embassy in Cairo, Egypt (political section)

2010: Bachelor of Law, University of Basel, Switzerland

2008-2012: Student research assistant at the University of Basel, Switzerland, Anne Peters, chair of public international law and constitutional law

2006-2012: Studies of law at the University of Basel, Switzerland

Research Stays

February/March 2015: Visiting Fellow at the Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa, University of Pretoria, South Africa

Language Skills

German, Turkish, English, French, Spanish

Publications

Recent

  • Extraterritorial Human Rights Obligations of States in the Event of Disease Outbreaks. In: The Governance of Disease Outbreaks. International Health Law: Lessons from the Ebola Crisis and Beyond, Leonie Vierck, Pedro A. Villarreal, A. Katarina Weilert (eds.). Nomos, Baden-Baden 2017, 175-211.
  • Due Diligence Obligation in Times of Crisis: A Reflection by the Example of International Arms Transfers. In: EJIL Talk! Blog of the European Journal of International Law, 2017. http://www.ejiltalk.org/due-diligence-obligation-in-times-of-crisis-a-reflection-by-the-example-of-international-arms-transfers/
  • Blackmarketing "Bundeswehr" Weapons in Northern Iraq: Applying a Due Diligence Approach to Arms Transfers?. In: Völkerrechtsblog, 25. Juli 2016. http://voelkerrechtsblog.org/blackmarketing-bundeswehr-weapons-in-northern-iraq/
  • Turkey. In: The Freedom of Assembly in Europe, Anne Peters, Isabelle Ley (eds.). Nomos / Hart Publishing, Baden-Baden 2016, 137-174.
  • Freedom of Assembly in Turkey, in Comparative Study on the Freedom of Assembly within Member States of the Venice Commission (prepared by Prof. Anne Peters and Dr. Isabelle Ley), March 2014

Further

  • Ein Menschenrecht auf Staatsangehörigkeit? Aktuelle Fragen zur extraterritorialen Einbürgerungspraxis der mittel- und osteuropäischen Staaten. In: MenschenRechtsMagazin 17/2, 182-195 (2012).

Presentations

07 Sep 2016

Due Diligence and International Arms Transfers under International Human Rights Law

12th ESIL Annual Conference: How International Law Works in Times of Crisis, IHRL Interest Group Roundtable, Riga Graduate School of Law

Riga

03 Mar 2016

Extraterritorial Obligations of States in the case of Disease Outbreaks, such as Ebola

Presentation at the International Health Governance of Disease Outbreaks Workshop: Infectious Disease Epidemics Control from an IPA Perspective, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law & FEST & Normative Orders, Cluster of Excellence at the Goethe University in Frankfurt a. M.

Heidelberg, Germany

15 Feb 2016

Arms Transfers to Northern Iraq

Presentation at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law

Heidelberg

09 May 2015

Switzerland`s Direct Democracy and International Agreements: Risk of Conflicts?

Presentation at the 4th Annual Conference 2015 of the Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law "Developing Democracy: Conversations on Democratic Governance in International, European and Comparative Law", Cambridge

Cambridge, United Kingdom

25 Feb 2015

Extraterritorial Obligations of States in the Field of Social Human Rights: A Doubled-Edged Sword?

Lunch Lecture given at the Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa, University of Pretoria http://www.icla.up.ac.za/news/105-lunch-lecture-by-ms-elif-askin-on-social-human-rights

Pretoria, South Africa

26 Jan 2015

The Extraterritorial Application of the European Court of Human Rights in Armed Conflicts: Jaloud v. Netherlands - A New Approach?

Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg

31 Oct 2014

The Right to Food

Lecture given at the Workshop with the Leadership of the Afghan Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) "Human Rights as of Today: Instruments, Application, Discourse"

Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law, Heidelberg

31 Oct 2014

The Right to an Adequate Standard of Living

Lecture given at the Workshop with the Leadership of the Afghan Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) "Human Rights as of Today: Instruments, Application, Discourse"

Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law, Heidelberg

08 Sep 2014

The Cyprus v. Turkey Judgment of the European Court of Human Rights

Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg

20 May 2014

Social Rights and Extraterritorial Obligations of States

Presentation at the International Conference on Social Rights in Celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the "Second Bill of Rights"

Law School of Lisbon, Portugal

30 Apr 2014

Testing the Thesis of Institutional Self-Empowerment: Social Rights

Presentation at the Masterclass "Critical Studies of International Law" with Prof. Martti Koskenniemi

Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law

27 Jan 2014

European Court of Human Rights "Perincek v. Switzerland"

Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law

Teaching

WS 17

An introduction to international human rights law in light of recent developments, ITLOS-programme, Heidelberg, 15.11.2017

FS 16

Colloquium in International Law, Faculty of Law, University of Heidelberg, Germany, 06.06.2016

SS 14

Colloquium in International Law

Faculty of Law, University of Heidelberg, Germany , 30.06.2014

WS 13/14

Head Coach of the Jessup Moot Court Team of the University of Heidelberg (National Champion Germany 2014)

SS/WS 2011

Tutor in civil and criminal law, Faculty of Law, University of Basel, Switzerland

Participation in Conferences at Home and Abroad

Max Planck Trialogue on the Law of Peace and War: Self-Defence Against Non-State Actors, Heidelberg, 04.11.2016 - 05.11.2016

12th ESIL Annual Conference: How International Law Works in Times of Crisis, Riga Graduate School of Law, Riga, Latvia, 07.09.2016 - 10.09.2016

"Global Governance in Hard Times" - 5. Max Planck Masterclass with Professor Michael Zürn, Heidelberg, 02.05.2016 - 04.05.2016

A Doctorate in Law - From Application to Publication, Workshop with JHH Weiler, Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, 19.04.2016

International Health Governance of Disease Outbreaks Workshop: Infectious Disease Epidemics Control from an IPA Perspective, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law & FEST & Normative Orders, Cluster of Excellence at the Goethe University in Frankfurt a. M., Heidelberg, Germany, 03.03.2016 - 04.03.2016

"European Convention on Human Rights and the Crimes of the Past", Conference held by the European Court of Human Rights and the European Society of International Law, Strasbourg, France, 26.02.2016, 26.02.2016

Fourth Annual Conference of the Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law "Developing Democracy: Conversations on Democratic Governance in International, European and Comparative Law", Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 08.05.2015 - 09.05.2015

"Apprendre à repenser le droit international" - Masterclass with Prof. Emmanuelle Tourme-Jouannet, Heidelberg, 04.05.2015 - 06.05.2015

Workshop "Wartime Gender Violence: Japan and the Military Enslavement of Women in World War II", Heidelberg, 09.12.2014 - 09.12.2014

Colloquium with Prof. Mary Ellen O`Connell "An Aesthetic Theory of Law", Heidelberg, 27.02.2014 - 27.02.2014

"Human Rights and Change", ISA Human Rights Joint Conference 2014, Kadir Has University, Istanbul, 16.06.2014 - 18.06.2014

"Towards a Global History of International Law", Wissenschaftskolleg, Berlin, 01.02.2014

Colloquium Iberoamericano "El Presidencialismo latinamericano", Universität Heidelberg, 13.03.2014

The Animal Turn and the Law, Interdisciplinary Perspectives and New Directions in Animal Law, 1st Annual European Animal Law Conference, University of Basel, Faculty of Law, Basel, 04.04.2014 - 05.05.2014

"Critical Studies of International Law" - Masterclass with Prof. Martti Koskenniemi, Heidelberg, 29.04.2014 - 02.05.2014

International Conference on Social Rights in Celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the "Second Bill of Rights", Law School of Lisbon, Portugal, 19.05.2014 - 22.05.2014

 "The Incorporation of Crimea by the Russian Federation in Light of International Law", Workshop, Heidelberg, 02.09.2014 - 03.09.2014

Memberships

 European Society of International Law (ESIL)

Miscellaneous

MPIL Academic Discussion Group on Human Rights

Co-organizer of the MPIL Discussion Group on Human Rights

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