Institute for International Law and Public Policy


Professor Yesim Durak

Yesim Durak currently works as an expert on the European Union (EU) at the Secretariat General for the EU, and is responsible for the coordination of internal harmonisation efforts for accession to the EU in Ankara, Turkey. She is mainly responsible for legal issues related to the fulfilment of the Political Criteria, a prerequisite for opening the negotiations with the EU, and Justice and Home Affairs issues of the Turkish National Programme for Adopting the EU Acquis. She has obtained two LLM degrees: one in the field of Private Law and another on EU Law from the University of Essex, United Kingdom where she was a Jean Monnet scholar of the EU during 1999-2000 term. Before accepting her current position, she taught courses in Public International Law, Private International Law and European Union Law at Izmir Dokuz Eylül University in Turkey. Her scholarship covers a range of public and private international law issues.



Professor Cédric Manara

Professor Cédric Manara is a former member of the Law Faculty of the French University Université du Littoral ? Côte d?Opale (France). He was recruited to the EDHEC Business School in October 1999 as an Assistant Professor, was promoted to Associate Professor in September 2001 and now serves as Deputy Head of the Legal Department. His primary teaching and research interests concern legal e-commerce and intellectual property issues. Professor Manara is a columnist for Dalloz, a prominent French law review, where he regularly publishes comments on international, European and French cases. He is also correspondent of the World e-Business Law Report. Professor Manara is writing a doctoral thesis about the international and national legal norms regulating domain names.


Professor Pablo Riberi

Pablo Riberi is a Professor in the School of Law at the National University in Cordoba, Argentina, where he specializes in Constitutional Law. Deeply involved in contemporary politics in Argentina, he was elected Second Vice-President of the Assembly that reformed the State Constitution, and served as Personal Advisor to Minister of Interior of Argentina Ramon Mestre in 2001. In addition, he has served as Vice-Secretary of Government of the Province of Cordoba, and as a Legal Advisor to the National Commission of Communications and to the Government of the City of Buenos Aires on the "Program for Decentralization and Modernization" of the State and to the President of the Union Civica Radical Representatives in the House of Representatives of the Province of Cordoba.