Doctoral candidate, McGill University Faculty of Law, McGill University

Didem Doğar is currently pursuing a doctoral degree at McGill University Faculty of Law under the supervision of Professor François Crépeau. Her research focuses on the criminalization of migration. She received her LL.M. from McGill University with a thesis titled “The Purpose of the Exclusion Clause and the Role of the UNHCR: Protection or Impunity?” Before embarking on her studies, Didem was working as a refugee status determination assistant at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Turkey where she specialized in exclusion related cases. Didem graduated from Bilkent University and is a lawyer before the Istanbul Bar. She worked as a business lawyer and at the Council of Europe’s Venice Commission.


  • 2016–present
    Doctoral candidate, McGill University Faculty of Law


  • 2016 
    McGill University, Master of Law (LL.M.)


  • 2017
    Against All Odds: Turkey’s Response to “Undesirable but Unreturnable” Asylum-Seekers, Refugee Survey Quarterly