Didem Doğar is currently pursuing a doctoral degree at McGill University Faculty of Law under the supervision of Professor François Crépeau. Her research focuses on the criminalization of migration and the exclusion clause. She received her LL.M. from McGill University with a thesis titled “The Purpose of the Exclusion Clause and the Role of the UNHCR: Protection or Impunity?” Before embarking on her studies, Didem was working as a refugee status determination assistant at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Türkiye where she specialized in exclusion related cases. Didem graduated from Bilkent University in 2010 and is a lawyer before the Istanbul Bar. She has worked as a business lawyer and at the Council of Europe’s Venice Commission.