Asst. Prof. Dr. Lami Bertan Tokuzlu
Lami Bertan Tokuzlu was educated at the Istanbul University (Law School), Lund University (Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Sweden) and Marmara University (European Union Institute). Tokuzlu received his PhD Degree from the Marmara University with his academic work titled “Non-Refoulement Principle in a European Legal Environment: With Particular Emphasis on Turkey, a Candidate Country at the External Borders of the EU”. After completing his compulsory military service as a Liaison Officer of the Ministry of Defense at the Turkish Grand National Assembly, he pursued his academic career as a Jean Monnet Post-doctoral Fellow at the European University Institute, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies in Florence, Italy. Upon his return to Turkey in 2009, he was appointed as an assistant professor at Istanbul Bilgi University, Law School. Tokuzlu also gave lectures at the Viadrina University (Frankfurt (Oder)) in Germany, holding the Aziz Nesin Chair Professor position in 2011. Later he participated in the visiting scholars programme at the Bucerious Law School (Hamburg) in Germany. Among his latest publications are: “Akademik Özgürlükler” (Academic Freedoms); “Gezi Parkı Olaylarında Yabancıların Durumu” (The State of Foreigners in Gezi Park Events), "Gezi Parkı Olayları: İnsan Hakları Hukuku ve Siyasi Söylem Işığında Bir İnceleme" (Gezi Park Events: An Assessment in the Light of Human Rights Law and Political Discourse), Istanbul Bilgi University Publications, pp.75-81, pp.129-133.
Research interests: international protection law, constitutional law, human rights law and European Union law.