Ezgi Yildiz


PhD in International Relations / International Law, Graduate Institute, Geneva

Junior Visiting Fellow
(September – December 2016)


Identities and Preferences:  A Theory for Understanding Jurisprudential Policies of International Courts

My research bridges International Law and International Relations to shed light on the judicial behaviour of international courts. It investigates how courts’ self-perceived identities influence their preferences and the normative outcomes of their practices. Looking at the example of the European Court of Human Rights, it proposes an empirically grounded theory to explain how international courts formulate their jurisprudential policies and guide norm development.