Dr Esin KucukLecturer
Esin joined the law school as a lecturer in European law in 2015. Previous to this, Esin taught European law at King’s College London, where she was also awarded a PhD in law. Esin studied law at Temple University, Philadelphia, USA (LLM), and Anadolu University, Turkey (LLB & LLM), where she worked as a research associate. She is a qualified lawyer in Turkey.
Esin’s research interests lie broadly within EU law, with a particular focus on i) constitutional foundations and principles of EU law; ii) constitutional aspects of economic governance of the EU; iii) asylum law. She also researches asylum law and policy in Turkey and the nexus with EU accession and human rights.
Her current research, titled ‘Asylum solidarity in the EU’ and based on her doctoral research, explores the nature and limits of inter-state solidarity in asylum. It seeks to further our understanding of asylum solidarity by unpacking the concepts of solidarity and fairness in responsibility sharing, which are elevated to a Treaty principle under Article 80 TFEU. The research presents an understanding of solidarity centred on fairness and advocates a solution based on free movement within the territory of the EU. It further explores to what extent solidarity and fairness have become tenable legal concepts in EU asylum law and whether the new European constitutional framework offers the necessary means to enhance solidarity and fairness in sharing asylum responsibilities.
King’s College London Overseas Research Studentship for the PhD programme, 2010-2013.
King’s College London Graduate School Scholarship for the PhD programme, 2011-2013.
PhD Supervision Interests
Esin welcomes PhD proposals in the areas of European constitutional law and theory as well as EU justice and home affairs.
Solidarity: from an elusive political notion to a pervasive legal principle?
Kucuk, E. expected in 2018 In: Solidarity in EU law. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar
Solidarity in EU law: an elusive political statement or a legal principle with substance?
Kucuk, E. 17/07/2016 In: Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law . 2016, 6
The principle of solidarity and fairness in responsibility sharing: more than window dressing?
Kucuk, E. 5/07/2016 In: European Law Journal. 22, 4, p. 448-469. 22 p.
The interests of refugees should not be forgotten in the attempt to distribute them fairly across the EU
Kucuk, E. 2015
Law meets economics in the German federal constitutional court: outright monetary transactions on trial
Gerner-Beuerle, C., Kucuk, E., Schuster, E. 2014 In: German Law Journal. 15, 2, p. 281-320. 40 p.
Türk Uluslararası Özel Hukuk Mevzuatı
Aygün, M., Kucuk, E., Tiryakioglu , B. 2014
Türkiye’ye Uluslararası Göç: Toplumsal Koşullar - Bireysel Yaşamlar (International Immigration to Turkey: Social Conditions and Individual Experiences) edited by: Barbara Pusch & Tomas Wilkoszewski’
Kucuk, E. 2011 In: Journal of Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Law . 25, 4 p.
Current developments in citizenship, immigration, refugee law and law of foreigners: international symposium proceedings
Hailbronner, K., Kucuk, E., Schneider, K., Tiryakioglu, B. 2010
Türkiye’nin Taraf Olduğu Geri Kabul Anlaşmaları
Kucuk, E. 2008 In: Istanbul Kültür Üniversitesi Hukuk Fakültesi Dergisi . 7