School of Law, Gender and Media

Muhammet Can Genc

Key information

LLB, LLM, PhD(c)
Email address
Thesis title
Questioning Global Commons
Internal Supervisors
Professor Matthew Craven


Muhammet's academic journey began with the successful completion of his bachelor's degree at Marmara University in Istanbul, Türkiye. Subsequently, he was granted the prestigious YLSY scholarship, a highly competitive program initiated by the Turkish Ministry of National Education, aimed at nurturing the future generation of scholars and bureaucrats in Türkiye. This scholarship provided him with the opportunity to pursue his postgraduate education. 

Muhammet embarked on his academic voyage by undertaking an LLM program at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. His research during this phase culminated in the completion of a thesis titled "Revisiting the Common Heritage of Humankind Principle: Will Non-Party States Be Excluded From or Included In the Results of Deep Seabed Activities?"  Currently, he is engaged in his doctoral journey under the esteemed guidance of Professor Matthew Craven.

In his doctoral research, Muhammet delves into the intricacies of global commons, with a specific focus on international deep seabed and space domains. Furthermore, he holds the title of a qualified Turkish lawyer, he is a member of the Istanbul Bar Association. Additionally, Muhammet serves as an advisory board member for the Koç University Maritime Forum, where his expertise and insights are highly valued.  Muhammet's academic odyssey continues to be marked by dedication, scholarship, and a commitment to the exploration of issues within the realm of global commons and international law.

Research interests

Public International Law, International Law Theories, Third World Approaches to International Law, Marxist Approaches to International Law, Critical Legal Theories,  The Law of the Sea, Space Law, Environmental Law, Global Governance, International Organisations

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