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This research project is the first study of Supranational Human Rights courts of its kind. The project is carrying out a comparative, cross-sectional analysis of the perception of the European Court of Human Rights in five different political and legal contexts to understand how the Court’s rulings are interpreted and implemented in the domestic setting.

Aim:
• To understand the underlying reasons about why individuals litigate cases before the European Court of Human Rights and how the judgments are implemented in domestic settings.
How:
• Through interviews with constitutional or apex court judges, human rights litigators/applicants and members of parliament
Where:
• The United Kingdom, Turkey, Bulgaria, Germany and Ireland – as well as at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg
Why:
• These countries all vary in their approaches to the Court and the cases that have come before it. They offer a good, cross-section of how countries deal with the European Court of Human Rights
Output:
• Through articles in peer-reviewed academic journals, selected academic conferences and on this blog.

The project is hosted by the Department of Political Science at University College London and funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.

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