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Can Yeginsu appointed Senior Fellow at the Human Rights Institute of Columbia Law School, New York

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20 September 2019

4 New Square Chambers is delighted to announce the appointment of Can Yeginsu as a Senior Fellow at Columbia Law School’s Human Rights Institute. He joins a distinguished group of international lawyers, academics, and jurists including Sir Daniel Bethlehem Q.C., Amal Clooney, and Nani Jansen Reventlow.

The Institute was founded by the late Professor Louis Henkin as the anchor for human rights within Columbia Law School, promoting engagement and knowledge of human rights within the law school, throughout Columbia University, and around world. The Institute’s faculty co-directors are Professor Sarah Cleveland, former Vice Chair and Member of the UN Human Rights Committee and a former independent expert Member of the Venice Commission, and Professor Sarah Knuckey, Lieff Cabraser Associate Clinical Professor of Law and special adviser to the U.N. special rapporteur on extrajudicial executions.

Can Yeginsu is recognized by Chambers Global, Chambers UK Bar, and Legal 500 as an outstanding senior junior in five practice areas: (i) commercial litigation; (ii) international arbitration; (iii) administrative and public law; (iv) civil liberties and human rights; and (v) public international law. This year, Can was shortlisted for ‘International Arbitration Junior of the Year‘ by Legal 500 and appointed to the independent High-Level Panel of Legal Experts on Media Freedom, convened at the request of the governments of the United Kingdom and Canada.

Can is Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown Law (Washington D.C.) and Koç University Law School (Istanbul) where he teaches international investment law and arbitration. Can is also Lecturer-in-Law at Columbia Law School (New York) where he teaches international human rights law. He is the co-author of The Protections for Religious Rights: Law and Practice a leading practitioners’ text, published by Oxford University Press, and Partner Fellow at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge.

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