Dr. Elif Askin


Senior Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg

Dr Elif Askin is Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg. She joined the Max Planck Institute as a Research Fellow and PhD Candidate in 2013. She was a visiting scholar at the Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa at the University of Pretoria in South Africa. Prior to joining the Max Planck Institute, she held several academic positions as a research assistant in the fields of public law, international law and European Law at the University of Basel in Switzerland.

Dr Askin studied law at the University of Basel in Switzerland. She holds a Master of International Law and a PhD from the Law Faculty of the University of Basel (summa cum laude) with a thesis on extraterritorial obligations of States in the area of economic, social and cultural rights. She researches in the fields of international law and comparative public law, with a special focus inter alia on international, European and national human rights law as well as Global Governance. Her publications include a monograph on the extraterritorial applicability of socio-economic rights (forthcoming) and several other reviewed publications that have been published, by Oxford University Press, among others.

A detailed academic profile of Dr Askin can be found here: https://www.mpil.de/en/pub/institute/personnel/academic-staff/easkin.cfm.