115 interviews later…

After 12 months of indepth interviews in six countries our fieldwork is nearly over. With just a few more to go, we have started the first cut in analysing the comparative data and the broader theoretical implications. We will be giving a poster and paper at the APSA conference in Toronto in September. This will be entitled: “Why do democracies comply with human rights judgements? – A comparative analysis of the UK, Germany and Ireland”. We will post this paper for downloading nearer the time. The next paper will be on domestic judges and supranational human rights courts – indeed, a topical issue in the UK, Germany and, as we have also found out, in Ireland judging by current policy debates and reactions to the speech of UK Law Lord Lord Hoffmann advocating scepticism about human rights courts.

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