Dr. Meltem İneli Ciğer

Email: meltemciger@sdu.edu.tr

Website: http://suleyman-demirel.academia.edu/MeltemIneliCiger



Meltem is an Assistant Professor at the Suleyman Demirel University, Faculty of Law in Turkey. She holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from Dokuz Eylul University. She has an LLM degree in international law and a PhD degree from University of Bristol. She teaches public international law as well as international and European refugee and migration law. She has acted as a legal expert in the Study on the Temporary Protection Directive commissioned by the EU Commission. She also acted as a short term legal expert in studies on asylum appeals, refugee status determination and Global Compact on Refugees commissioned by the Turkish Directorate General of Migration Management. She is a member of the Odysseus Academic Network. Her current research interests include protection of persons fleeing armed conflict in EU law and international law, Turkish asylum law, Syrian refugees in Turkey, the EU-Turkey cooperation in the area of migration and Global compact processes.

Publications/recent projects:

  • Meltem Ineli-Ciger, Temporary Protection in Law and Practice (Brill 2017).
  • Meltem Ineli-Ciger, ‘Protecting Syrians in Turkey: A Legal Analysis’ (2017) 29(4) International Journal of Refugee Law p.555-580.
  • Meltem Ineli-Ciger, ‘Protection Gaps and Temporary Protection’ (2016) 20 Max Planck Yearbook of United Nations Law pp. 408-436.
  • Meltem Ineli-Ciger, ‘Time to Activate the Temporary Protection Directive:  Why the Directive can play a key role in solving the migration crisis in Europe?’ (2016) 18 European Journal of Migration and Law pp. 1–33.
  • Meltem Ineli-Ciger ‘A Temporary Protection in Line with International Law: Utopia or Real Possibility’ (2016) 18 (3-4) International Community Law Review pp. 281-316. 
  • Meltem Ineli-Ciger ‘An Examination of the Comprehensive Plan of Action as a Response to Mass Influx of ‘Boat People’: Lessons Learnt for a Comprehensive Approach to Migration by Sea’ in Violeta Moreno-Lax and Efthymios Papastavridis (eds) in 'Boat Refugees' and Migrants at Sea: A Comprehensive Approach’ (Brill 2016) pp. 408-438.

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