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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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Legitimacy of the ECtHR and patterns of compliance: The case of Britain

The PSA paper on the perception of the legitimacy of the European Court of Human Rights amongst British elites and how this affects compliance with human rights judgments can be accessed here

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Research Update & PSA Conference Manchester

The fieldwork has been continuing apace – with Bulgaria, Turkey and the UK now completed and Ireland currently underway. It’s been interesting to travel to all these places and meet lots of interesting people with their own stories about the Court.

As for us, we’ll be at the PSA conference at the University of Manchester from the 7th to the 9th of April. We’ll be presenting the first comprehensive single-country analysis from the project. This paper on ‘The United Kingdom and the European Court of Human Rights: An elite perception analysis’ discusses why British elites support the European Court of Human Rights, how they perceive the influence of the court on their domain of activities and the different types of compliance that emerge in the UK when the Court condemns it with a human rights violation. The paper draws from original data collected during the fieldwork in the UK between May and December 2008.

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Conferences, Working Papers & Workshops

The PSA paper on the perception of the legitimacy of the European Court of Human Rights amongst British elites and how this affects compliance with human rights judgments can be accessed here

Basak will be presenting at SOAS on March 4th on ‘The role of normative factors and state identities in international regime compliance: The UK, Turkey and Bulgaria before the European Court of Human Rights’

We will present the preliminary findings from the fieldwork in the United Kingdom at the 59th Political Studies Association Annual Conference entitled Challenges for Democracy in a Global Era. It’s taking place between the 7th and 9th of April 2009 at the Manchester Conference Centre. More on that paper to come.

Basak gave a presentation entitled ‘How to Ground the Authority of Human Rights Institutions’ at the University of Gothenburg on Jan 29th, presenting some of our initial findings.

We presented our paper ‘The Authority of International Institutions: The Case for Human Rights Bodies’ at the British International Studies Association Conference in Exeter on December 16th. This paper has also been published as part of the School of Public Policy Working Paper Series No. 29 .

Finally, we attended a Workshop at the Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne on November 27-28 entitled Should States Ratify Human Rights Conventions? and organised by the University of Oslo. Click here for more on that .

We’ll report back on all these conferences and workshops.

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