Assistant Prof Murat Tumay is a professor of Constitutional and Human Rights Law at İstanbul Medeniyet University, Law Faculty. He graduated from Ankara University Law Faculty. Before starting as lectrurer at Selcuk University Law Faculty in Turkey he has completed his LLM and Ph.D studies at Essex University and Leicester University respectively, both in UK. He has worked as Honorary Research Fellow at Leicester University, Durham University and Glasgow University from 2007 to 2010. In 2004 he has worked at City University of New York as a visiting research fellow. In 2005 he has worked as a legal trainee at European Court of Human Rights. He has established and is directed Human Rights Centre at Selcuk University. He is working extensively on Constitutional Law, International Human Rights Law, freedom of expression, religion and law, constitution making and Rule of Law. He has worked on various Research projects that have been financed by UNDP, Council of Europe, European Union, Oxford University Press, UK Arts and Humanities Council, Turkish Research Council (TÜBİTAK) and Turkish Justice Academy. He currently is based at Selçuk University Law Faculty as a lecturer in Constitutional Law and Director of Human Rights Centre and seconded at Law Faculty of İstanbul Medeniyet University.
He has published a number of books, Reviewed journal Articles and edited books. He has presented in Conferences specifically in USA, UK, France, Germany, Japan, Italy, Spain, Dubai, Poland and others. He is member, board member and director in a number of Non Gorvernmental Organizations including UK Society of Legal Scholars, Turkish-British Lawyers Association, London based Human Rights Lawyers Association, Strasbourg based Human Rights Defenders Association, Human Rights Education Association and Academic Research and Solidarity Association.