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Emre Acar

PhD candidate / contract

E. Acar LLM
+31 71 527 2727

Title research: The Role of International Judicial Governance Institutions in respect of State Resistance to International Courts and Tribunals

More information about Emre Acar

Emre Acar has been a Contract PhD candidate at the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies since October 2022. His research project is on the Governance of International Courts and Tribunals.

Before starting his PhD Research at the Leiden Law School, he obtained his LLM degree in International Law at the University of Edinburgh. He graduated with his master's thesis on "Judicial Law-making in the ICJ (International Court of Justice): Reasons and Limits" which was marked with Distinction. He also holds a BA degree in law from Ankara University in Turkey.

As of 2018, he did his compulsory one-year legal internship training at the Ankara Bar Association and received his lawyer licence from the Union of Turkish Bar Associations. He has experience as a lawyer for about 2 years in total, particularly working in criminal law. 

The main objective of his research project is the legal analysis of the role of INJUGOVINs in respect of state resistance to ICTs and giving recommendations on the improvement of INJUGOVINs’ legal power and on increasing the effectiveness in practice during the engagement with state resistance. His research interests also include international courts and tribunals, international criminal law, state responsibility and international human rights law.

PhD candidate / contract

  • Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid
  • Instituut voor Publiekrecht
  • Grotius Centre for Intern Legal Studies

Work address

Kamerlingh Onnes Building
Steenschuur 25
2311 ES Leiden



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