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YOLCU, Serkan


Max Weber fellow 2018-2019

Email: [email protected]
Tel: (+39)-055-4685-425  (ext: 2425)
Office: VPAD 07

European University Institute
Max Weber Programme
Via dei Roccettini, 9
50014 San Domenico di Fiesole

Departmental affiliation: LAW

Mentor: Martin Scheinin
Thematic Group: n/a

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Serkan Yolcu holds an LLB from Dokuz Eylul University. He spent a period of his undergraduate education at Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany. He completed his LLM (public law) at Uludag University and received his PhD degree (public law) from Ankara University in 2018. He has been a visiting researcher at Oxford University Faculty of Law and at Boston College Law School.

Serkan has been essentially working on comparative constitutional law and international human rights law. His major research interests include unconstitutional constitutional amendments, democratic legitimacy of judicial review and constitutional adjudication of social rights.

As a Max Weber Fellow at the EUI, he will be working on his research project, which will analyze one of the potential solutions that intends to defuse the inevitable tension between constitutionalism and democracy. He will discuss the role of parliaments related to constitutional issues during the law-making process and evaluate legislative scrutiny as a form of constitutional review both in theory and practice. This project, in a comparative perspective, will examine the ‘legislative constitutional interpretation’, whereby legislators articulate the meaning of constitutional norms during the legislative process, in the context of its role in protecting constitutional rights and freedoms.

Serkan has taught introductory courses on constitutional law and a course on Turkish constitutional law at undergraduate level.


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