Pınar is an MPhil candidate at the Faculty of Law. Her thesis examines what the ‘effective control’ threshold entails as an attribution basis under international law, and is supervised by Professor Dapo Akande. Her research interests lie generally in public international law, as well as international human rights law and international dispute settlement.

Prior to starting the MPhil programme, Pınar completed her LLB at Galatasaray University as a High Merit Scholar. Subsequently, she pursued the MJur at the University of Oxford, for which she was awarded a Jean Monnet Scholarship by the European Union. She is a qualified lawyer at the Istanbul Bar, and has work experience in the practice of international investment and commercial arbitration. Pınar also completed an internship at the Max Planck Institute of Public Law and International Law, where she worked on matters relating to international human rights law, international criminal law, and international law of the sea as well as state responsibility.

Pınar is currently a member of the Oxford Pro Bono Publico Executive Committee as a research officer. 

Research Interests

  • Public International Law
  • International Human Rights Law
  • International Dispute Settlement