Meltem Ineli Ciger is a Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies and an Associate Professor at the Suleyman Demirel University Faculty of Law in Turkey. She holds a Bachelor of Laws from Dokuz Eylul University and an L.L.M. and a Ph.D. degree from the University of Bristol. Her Ph.D. focused on temporary protection in international law, EU law, national laws, and practice. She is currently working as a researcher and beneficiary university coordinator for the ASILE Project (Horizon 2020). She is a member of the International Journal of Refugee Law’s Editorial Board, Odysseus Network, and a research affiliate of the Refugee Law Initiative (SOAS). Over the years, she has acted as an expert, consultant, and trainer for the EU Commission, Council of Europe, EMN, ICMPD, and IOM. She works on international, European and Turkish refugee and migration law and human rights law. 


  • Meltem Ineli-Ciger, Is Resettlement Still a Durable Solution? An Analysis in Light of the Proposal for a Regulation Establishing a Union Resettlement Framework. European Journal of Migration and Law, 24(1), pp. 27-55. 
  • Carrera Sergio, Ineli-Ciger Meltem, Vosyliute Lina, Brumat Leiza, The EU grants temporary protection for people fleeing war in Ukraine Time to rethink unequal solidarity in EU asylum policy (2022) CEPS Policy Papers, 1(1), 1-33.  
  • Meltem Ineli-Ciger, (2022). Immediate Protection in the New Pact on Migration and Asylum: A Viable Substitute for Temporary Protection? in: D. Thym eds. Reforming the Common European Asylum System, Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG, pp. 149-160. 
  • Meltem Ineli-Ciger, ‘Protecting Aliens with Article 3 of the ECHR: An Analysis with a Focus on Refugees and Migrants’ in David Moya and Georgios Milios (eds) Aliens before the ECtHR. Ensuring Minimum Standards of Human Rights Protection (Brill 2021) pp. 46-76. 
  • Meltem Ineli-Ciger, Orçun Ulusoy, ‘Why the EU-Turkey Statement should never serve as a blueprint’ in Sergio Carrera and Andrew Geddes (eds.) The EU Pact on Migration and Asylum in light of the United Nations Global Compact on Refugees (European University Institute 2021) p.111-125 
  • 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.