Monetising human rights - damages before the ECtHR

20 November 2018
  • Starts at: 17:00h
  • Fee: Free
  • Venue: T.M.C. Asser Instituut
  • Organiser: T.M.C. Asser Instituut
  • Address: R.J. Schimmelpennincklaan 20-22
    2517 JN The Hague
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International institutions frequently grant remedies to victims of human rights violations. But what logic dictates the amount of remedies? And what methods can researchers use to investigate this logic? Dr Veronika Fikfak's talk will draw on her research project, funded by the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council and the Newton Trust, into how the European Court of Human Rights determines compensation in human rights claims. Her project uses quantitative and qualitative research methods to analyse the jurisprudence of the European Court in order to discern the legal principles from its practice. She will discuss challenges and opportunities in applying empirical research methods to international institutions to analyse the law of remedies for human rights violations.

undefinedDr Fikfak is a senior lecturer at the University of Cambridge. She holds a MagisterJuris and an M.Phil and D.Phil from the University of Oxford. Dr Fikfak's research focuses on international human rights institutions, in particular on the European Court of Human Rights. She is currently working on a project funded by the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council and the Newton Trust entitled 'What Price for Human Rights: Compensating human rights violations'. Her next project, ‘A Nudge in the Rights Direction? Redesigning the Architecture of Human Rights Remedies', will be funded by the European Research Council and builds on Dr Fikfak’s previous work on damages.

The Asser Institute is hosting the event in collaboration with the KNVIR (Koninklijke Vereniging voor Internationaal Recht) and the VSR (Vereniging voor de Sociaal-wetenschappelijke Bestudering van het Recht).