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Right to Individual Petition before UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies: the softly-spoken enforcer of human rights treaties?

By Başak Çalı, Alexandre Skander Galand, and Valentina Azarova

Compared to regional human rights courts, the jurisprudence of the UN treaty body committees is not, with some exceptions, very well known to international scholars and students.

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What is the domain of global public law as a field of inquiry?

Başak Çalı

Global public law is an emerging field of research and practice. Its also a contested one. To define the research agenda for the Center for Global Public Law we must first understand how global public law as a field of inquiry is impacted by both how it has emerged and how it is contested.

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Solar Geo-Engineering and International Law: An Odd Couple?

Başak Çalı

In the aftermath of the U.N. climate conference (COP21) held in Paris in November, our planet is looking for concrete results in hesitant hopes. The gap between the pledges states are making to cut carbon emissions and those that scientists say are needed to maintain the increase in the average global temperature below 1.5–2 degrees Celsius is significant. At this stage, it seems simple.

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A Scrutiny of Algeria’s Responses to Individual Petitions before the United Nations Human Rights Committee

Seçil Bilgiç, Oxford UN Human Rights Bodies Reporter; Senior Law student at Koc University, Double Major with International Relations

The clash between Algeria and the United Nations Human Rights Committee (hereinafter “HRC”) regarding the former’s domestic law titled Ordinance No. 06-01 enacting the Charter for Peace and National Reconciliation is becoming more and more acute as the violation decisions by the HRC concerning Ordinance No 06-01 are piling up.

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Europe: a Friend or a Foe of Global Public Law?

Blog post written by Başak Çalı and Alexandre Skander Galand

The second annual colloquium of the Center for Global Public Law held in May 2016 focussed on a timely question: Europe: A friend or a foe of Global Public Law?

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Compatibility with the object & purpose test and Turkey’s reservations to international human rights instruments

Zeynep Elibol [Research Assistant, Koç University Law School, PhD Candidate in International Law, Istanbul University]

In both cycles of the United Nations Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Turkey rejected all recommendations that asked for withdrawal of  her reservations to “the core International Human Rights Instruments”.

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"Is there a Global Public Law?” - Reflections on the Launch of the CGPL Colloquium Series

Richard Bellamy (left) and Mattias Kumm at Koç University after debating "Is there Global Public Law?"

A guest post by Sinja Graf reflecting on the launch of the Center for Global Public Law colloquium series.

‘Is there a Global Public Law?” was the question that launched Koç University's Center for Global Public Law’s inaugural colloquium.

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