Ümmühan Elçin Ertuğrul is Associate Professor of International Public Law field at Kırıkkale University since 2018. She also is a lawyer registered at the Ankara Bar, Turkey.
Elçin completed her Ph.D., about the state's responsibility for peremptory norms of International Law, in International Public Law at the Gazi University in Ankara. While writing the thesis she visited the Faculty of Law of the University of Bologna, Italy as a visiting researcher. She also took use of the Cambridge University Library and Squire Law Library's extensive resources, as well as the opportunity to attend seminars at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law in Cambridge, England.
She gives lectures to undergraduate students on International Law, Human Rights Law and Law on Foreigners and Citizens. She also lectures graduate students on the Law of International Armed Conflict and the Pacific Settlement of International Disputes. She published a book titled Legal Status of the Individual in the Law of Armed Conflict in 2017.
She will be a visiting researcher at HRREC for research on Refugee Law especially the issues of burden-sharing, temporary protection status, and the collective action and cooperation of the international community as a whole. She was awarded a grant by The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) in 2021.