Bozkurt, Kutluhan

Position 
Visiting Research Fellow
Nationality 
Belgium
At UNU-CRIS 
01/12/2020
Biographical Statement 

Dr. Kutluhan Bozkurt started his virtual Visiting Research Fellowship on 1 December 2020. In this capacity, he will be drafting a paper on the EU-Turkey trade regime.

Kutluhan Bozkurt graduated from Marmara University Faculty of Law in 1990. He was appointed as a judge in several cities between 1995 and 1999. He completed his PhD studies in the field of EU Law and International Law between February 2000 and June 2004 at the Vienna University Faculty of Law, Austria. Within this period, he acquired a Master’s Degree in the field of European and International Business Law at Munich Ludwig Maximilians University Faculty of Law, Germany. His thesis was on “Implementation of the Electronic Signature Directive in Turkey (Umsetzung Der Richtlinie über Die Elektronische Signatur in Der Türkei)” and is published as a book. His PhD thesis was on Turkey's relations with the EU, legal processes and legal influences (Die Beziehungen der Türkei zur EU, rechtliche Prozesse und rechtliche Einflüsse) which is published online by the law faculty of Vienna University.

During his PhD, he did his legal and official internship in the different district courts of Vienna Supreme Court. Later, he made postdoctoral research at UNU-CRIS between October 2006 and March 2007. Since 2017, he has been working as academician at Yeditepe University Istanbul and at CIU in Nicosia and in 2018, he wrote an habilitation (associate professorship) thesis on “Immigration Law, Refugee Status and Asylum within the Scope of European Union Policies and Regulations” and after jury exam/evaluation he finished his habilitation process and had Assoc. Prof. Dr. title form T. R. Inter-Universities Council in 2019.

His research fields are EU, EU and international law, international organisations law, EU and international business law, international human rights law, migration law, energy law,  global warming and climate change and IT law, Individual applications to the ECHR, project management and project expertise. Besides, Kutluhan Bozkurt participates as an expert in international and EU projects since 2012. Lastly, he published in international and national areas numerous book chapters and book, and articles, which are published in different countries such as Germany, Austria, Turkey, Slovenia, Ukraine and Albania.