Ezgi Yildiz is the Principal Investigator for Testing the Focal Point Theory of International Adjudication: An Empirical Analysis of the ICJ’s Impact on Maritime Delimitation project, funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation. She is also the Postdoctoral Researcher for the ERC funded the Paths of International Law: Stability and Change in the International Legal Order (PATHS) project at the Global Governance Center of the Graduate Institute, Geneva.
Ezgi holds a PhD in International Relations with a Minor in International Law (summa cum laude with distinction) from the Graduate Institute, Geneva. Her research has been funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation’s Doc CH, Early Postdoc Mobility and Spark grants.
Prior to joining the Global Governance Center team, she was a Fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard Kennedy School and a Visiting Fellow at the Center for European Studies (CES) at Harvard University. She also spent some time as a Fellow at the Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen (IWM, Institute for Human Sciences) in Vienna. During her doctoral studies, Ezgi was a Visiting Doctoral Researcher at the Center of Excellence for International Courts (iCourts) of the University of Copenhagen, and at the Centre d'études et de recherches internationales (CERI) of Sciences-Po Paris.
Ezgi Yildiz, (forthcoming) “A Court with Many Faces: Judicial Characters and Modes of Norm Development in the European Court” European Journal of International Law
Ezgi Yildiz (forthcoming) “Enduring Practices in Changing Circumstances: A Comparison of the European Court of Human Rights and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights” Temple International and Comparative Law Journal
Ezgi Yildiz (forthcoming) “Revamping to Remain Relevant: How Do European and Inter-American Human Rights Systems Adapt to Challenges?” Journal of Human Rights Practice (with Isabela Gerbelli Garbin Ramanzini)
Ezgi Yildiz (forthcoming) “Understanding the Interpretative Evolution of the Norm Prohibiting Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment under the European Convention,” in Language and Legal Interpretation in International Law, eds. Anne Lise Kjær and Joanna Jemielniak (Oxford University Press)
Ezgi Yildiz (2019) “Extraterritoriality Reconsidered: Functional Boundaries as Repositories of Sovereignty and Jurisdiction,” in The Extraterritoriality of Law: History, Theory, Politics, eds. Daniel S. Margolies, Umut Özsu, Maïa Pal, and Ntina Tzouvala (Routledge)
Ezgi Yildiz (2014-2015) “Judicial Creativity in the Making: The Pilot Judgment Procedure a Decade After Its Inception,” Interdisciplinary Journal of Human Rights Law 8(1): 81-102