Dilek Kurban is a Fellow at the Hertie School of Governance. She is a legal scholar with research interests in the European Court of Human Rights, legal mobilisation, forced displacement, minority rights and human rights abuses during ethnic conflicts. She is specialised on Turkey. Kurban has held positions at Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP) in Berlin, the Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation (TESEV) in Istanbul and the United Nations Department of Political Affairs in New York. She is a member of the European Commission’s Network of Independent Experts in the Non-Discrimination Field. She holds Juris Doctor and Master in International Affairs (MIA) degrees from Columbia University and a Bachelor’s from Boğaziçi University, Istanbul.