HUMAN RIGHTS NUDGE

For decades, human rights have been treated as the business of international institutions like the European Court of Human Rights. Yet, the respect for human rights on the part of governments has been invariably weak. Our team aims to understand why and how states interfere in individuals’ lives and then determine how and when this behaviour may be changed to encourage better respect for human rights norms. The team will build on insights from behavioural economics, psychology, and social sciences to come up with new solutions – incentives or nudges – which governments, communities and even individuals can employ in the future. Our main purpose is to establish how we can deter and minimise violations of human rights in the future. 

WHY

We aim to find new solutions and incentives for better human rights protection in Europe and beyond

WHAT

Human Rights Nudge is an ERC-funded project that looks at past cases of human rights violations and studies when and why states changed their practice

HOW

We are a team of experts and researchers from various fields that are working together to understand state behaviour

OUR LOCATIONS

LATEST PUBLICATIONS

Aysel Küçüksu. 'In the Aftermath of a Judgment: Why Human Rights Organisations Should Harness the Potential of Rule 9'. Strasbourg Observers, 3 March 2021.

 

Veronika Fikfak and Ula Kos. 'Slovenia Country Report - An Exemplary Complier with judgments ECtHR'. (2021) 8 Pravna Praksa, pp II-XI.

 

Veronika Fikfak. 'Non-pecuniary damages before the European Court of Human Rights: Forget the victim; it’s all about the state.' (2020) Vol 33. Leiden Journal of International Law, pp 335-369.

Veronika Fikfak. ‘Changing State Behaviour: Damages before the European Court of Human Rights’. (2018) Vol 29/4. European Journal of International Law, pp 1091-1125. 

NEWS

Forthcoming workshop: 8 June 2021

The Influence, Legacy and Future of the European Court of Human Rights in the International Legal Order, event organised as part of the ESIL Interest Group on International Courts and Tribunals, programme and registration here.

Forthcoming workshop: 22-23 April 2021

Behavioural Approaches to International Law, event organised as part of the new ESIL Interest Group on Social Sciences and International Law, programme and registration here

10 March 2021

Compliance with ECtHR Judgments in Slovenia; online presentation of the recently published report with commentary, (in English); video now available here.

 

3 March 2021

Aysel Küçüksu publishes a new blog post at Strasbourg Observers on the role NGOs play in the aftermath of an ECtHR judgment.  

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