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.
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, 1-34.