Senem Gurol


Senem Gurol graduated from Marmara University, Istanbul in 2003 with a Bachelor Degree in Law and obtained an LLM Degree in International Human Rights Law from Leicester University in the UK. Currently she is working on her PhD on systematic violations of human rights at Ghent University. Professionally she has worked as an assistant lawyer at the European Court of Human Rights for four years on cases filed against Turkey, managed a Council of Europe/European Union Joint Programme on ‘Improving the Criminal Justice System in Turkey’ and worked as a human rights advisor at the Council of Europe’s Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights.

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Challenging Gender Stereotyping before the ECtHR: Case of Carvalho Pinto v. Portugal

On 25 July 2017, the ECtHR delivered an important judgment on discrimination, condemning ageist and sexist assumptions made in the reasoning of the domestic court. In this post, I will share my observations about the novelty of the case and its contribution to the case-law of the ECtHR. Facts and Judgment in short…

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