Gizem Guney

About/Bio

Dr Gizem Guney completed her PhD at the University of Sussex in 2019, which analysed the Istanbul Convention from a radical feminist perspective, particularly in the light of the dominance theory developed by Catherine A. MacKinnon. She has been teaching law and sociology modules at the University of Sussex since 2016. She completed her LLB (2011) in Eski┼čehir Anadolu University and LLM (2014) in Public Law at Queen Mary University of London, winning the best student of the specialisation unit award. Alongside her teaching at the university, she has taken administrative roles on numerous platforms, including the PhD rep of the Sussex Centre for Human Rights Research (SCHRR) and Middle East and North Africa Centre at Sussex (MENACS).

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The Group of Experts under the Istanbul Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence and the ECtHR: Complementary or Contradictory Tools?

The Istanbul Convention is a blueprint document in handling violence against women as the first legally binding treaty in Europe specifically devoted to the problem of violence against women. One aspect of the Istanbul Convention that deserves particular attention is the Group of Experts on Action against Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (GREVIO), which was…

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