Başak Çalı

Professor of International Law

Region(s): Balkans, Europe
Country of focus: Turkey, United Kingdom
Based in Berlin

Başak Çalı (@calibasak)  is Professor of International Law at the Hertie School ( @HertieSchool)  in Berlin and Co-Director of the School’s Centre for Fundamental Rights. She is an expert in international law and institutions, international human rights law and policy.

She has authored publications on theories of international law, the relationship between international law and domestic law, standards of review in international law, interpretation of human rights law, legitimacy of human rights courts and implementation of human rights judgments.

She is the Chair of the European Implementation Network and a Fellow of the Human Rights Centre of the University of Essex. She has acted as a Council of Europe expert on the European Convention on Human Rights since 2002. She has extensive experience in training members of the judiciary and lawyers across Europe in the field of human rights law. She received her PhD in International Law from the University of Essex in 2003.