External PhD students

Ismet Baskaya

Supervisor: Prof. von Arnauld

Westring 400, R. 03.22
Phone: +49 431 880-2252
Telefax: + 49 431 880-1619

Bráulio Borges

Supervisor: Prof. von Arnauld


Bráulio's dissertation, which is being supervised by Prof. von Arnauld, focuses on 'The Right to Privacy as a Fundamental Right - Sensitive Data Protection and The Modern Privacy Crisis'.

He received his Bachelor in Law at the Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora and is working as a lawyer in Brazil. In Kiel, he successfully completed the LL.M. program at the WSI and is currently holding a Federal State Funding scholarship at Kiel University.

Pablo Gavira Díaz

Supervisor: Prof. von der Decken


Pablo Gavira Díaz is a PhD Student in International Law under the supervision of Prof. Kerstin von der Decken.

Prior to joining the WSI, Pablo studied at the University of Seville (Spain), where he received his Bachelor of Law as well as a specialisation certificate in Human Rights and Democratisation. In the course of his studies, he developed a special interest in the international protection of cultural property. Consequently, his PhD project is focused on determining whether International Criminal Law is developed enough to deal with attacks against -immovable- cultural property not only in wartime, but also during times of peace.

Mirjam Held

Supervisor: Prof. Matz-Lück


Mirjam Held is a PhD student in the Interdisciplinary PhD Program at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada and part of the German-Canadian Transatlantic Ocean System Science and Technology (TOSST) graduate research school.

She has a BSc in Marine Biology from the University of British Columbia, an MRes in Marine Mammal Science from St Andrews University in Scotland and a Master in Marine Management from Dalhousie. Her PhD research is part of the Fish-WIKS (Fisheries - Western and Indigenous Knowledge Systems) project which explores how the use of the Western scientific epistemology and Indigenous knowledge systems can enhance the current regime of decision making and consequently improve fisheries governance in Canada. Specifically, Mirjam Held investigates fisheries management in Nunavut and the Inuit knowledge system.



Torben Herber

Research Associate (Prof. von Arnauld)

Westring 400, R. 03.03b
Phone: +49 431 880-1091
Telefax: +49 431 880-1619

Dilek Türközü

Supervisor: Prof. Kerstin von der Decken


Dilek Türközü is a PhD student, who is being supervised by Prof. Kerstin von der Decken. In her doctoral thesis, she focuses on safe third country concepts in asylum law under Public International Law, EU Law and Turkish Law. Currently, she holds a scholarship from Federal State Funding for Kiel University.

Prior to her PhD study, she received her Bachelor of Laws degree with full-scholarship at Cankaya University (Ankara, Turkey) in 2016.  Thereafter, she successfully completed the LL.M Int. Program at the WSI  in 2018 (Kiel University, Germany). She also has been registered with the Ankara Bar Association as a fully-qualified lawyer in Turkey since May 2019.