Didem Doğar

Didem Doğar is a doctoral candidate and teaching fellow at the McGill University Faculty of Law, studying the criminalization of migration under the supervision of Professor François Crépeau, and a research affiliate with the Refugee Law Initiative of the University of London. Her dissertation examines current approaches to general securitization procedures including admissibility and security certificate schemes in Canada and abroad, and how these approaches influence broader refugee rights. Before embarking on her studies, Didem worked as a refugee status determination assistant at UNHCR in Turkey, where she specialized in Article 1F cases. At McGill, she worked as a research assistant to Professor René Provost for his Insurgent Justice Project, to Professor François Crépeau on the correlation between international trade law and migrant workers’ rights, and as an assistant for the Law Teaching Network. She is currently serving as a legal assessor to the Committee on Student Discipline of McGill and is a member of the European Society of International Law (ESIL) and the legal research committee of the Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers (CARL).  Didem graduated from Bilkent University in 2010 and is a member of the Istanbul Bar. In a past life, she held a position at the Council of Europe’s Venice Commission and worked as a corporate lawyer in Istanbul.


Her publications include: Didem Doğar (2017) “Against All Odds: Turkey’s Response to ‘Undesirable but Unreturnable’ Asylum-Seekers,”Refugee Survey Quarterly 36(1): 107-125.


For more information, see: https://www.mcgill.ca/law/grad-studies/about-graduate-studies/our-doctoral-students#didemdogar.
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