Dr Esin Küçük

Essex Law School
Dr Esin Küçük



Esin’s main research interests lie in the areas of EU constitutional law and asylum law. She has in particular written about EU solidarity, examining the theoretical foundations and normative parameters of European solidarity in general and asylum solidarity more specifically. Esin is currently working on a monograph entitled ‘European Integrated Border Management and Solidarity: The Limits of Protection Responsibility’ which will be published by Hart Publishing in 2023. The book undertakes the first comprehensive and integrated analysis of asylum solidarity in the EU and reflects on the past, present and future of the concept. Prior to joining Essex Law school, Esin was a lecturer in European law at Lancaster University. Previous to this, Esin taught European law at King’s College London, where she was also awarded a PhD in law. She is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a qualified lawyer in Turkey. Research Interest EU Constitutional Law EU asylum and immigration law Constitutional aspects of economic governance of the EU Judicial review standards in the EU Research Grants German Academic Exchange Service, Grant for Stays for University Academics and Scientists, for a research visit at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg/Germany, 2022. King’s College London Graduate School Scholarship, King’s College London, UK; for the PhD programme at King’s School of Law, full fees and maintenance, 2010-2015.

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Legal Research Skills (LW254)

  • Law of the European Union (LW302)

  • Introduction to the Law of the European Union (LW430)


Journal articles (6)

Küçük, E., (2023). Temporary Protection Directive: Testing New Frontiers?. European Journal of Migration and Law. 25 (1), 1-30

Gerner-Beuerle, C. and Küçük, E., (2021). Consistency and coherence in adjudicating the ecb's unconventional monetary policy. International and Comparative Law Quarterly. 70 (4), 859-893

Küçük, E., (2016). Solidarity in EU Law. Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law. 23 (6), 965-983

Küçük, E., (2016). The Principle of Solidarity and Fairness in Sharing Responsibility: More than Window Dressing?. European Law Journal. 22 (4), 448-469

Gerner-Beuerle, C., Küçük, E. and Schuster, E., (2014). Law Meets Economics in the German Federal Constitutional Court: Outright Monetary Transactions on Trial. German Law Journal. 15 (2), 281-320

Küçük, E., (2008). Türkiye’nin Taraf Olduğu Geri Kabul Anlaşmaları. İstanbul Kültür Üniversitesi Hukuk Fakültesi Dergisi. 2, 99-99

Books (2)

Küçük, E., (2023). European Integrated Border Management and Solidarity: The Limits of Protection Responsibility. Hart Publishing

Küçük, E., Biondi, A. and Dagilytė, E., (2018). Solidarity in EU Law: Legal Principle in the Making. Edward Elgar Publishing. 1783477776. 9781783477777

Book chapters (2)

Küçük, E., (2018). Solidarity in EU law: An elusive political statement or a legal principle with substance?. In: Solidarity in EU Law: Legal Principle in the Making. 38- 60. 9781783477777

Biondi, A., Dagilyte, E. and Küçük, E., (2018). Introduction: European solidarity-what now?. 1- 12. 9781783477777

Other (1)

Kucuk, E., (2011).Book review: International Immigration to Turkey: Social Conditions and Individual Experiences, Barbara Pusch & Tomas Wilkoszewski (eds.). Journal of Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Law. 25,Elsevier

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