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dc.contributor.authorFikfak, Veronika
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-03T04:44:54Z
dc.date.available2018-10-03T04:44:54Z
dc.date.issued2018-11
dc.identifier.issn0938-5428
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/283074
dc.description.abstractRegardless of the efforts undertaken through the many reforms of the European Convention system, non-compliance with the judgments of the European Court of Human Rights remains a major problem for the Council of Europe. This article asks how we can change state behaviour and what role, if any, could damages play in this context. First, the article focuses on how the choice of remedy affects compliance and why aggravated or punitive damages look like an ideal option to nudge states into compliance. I explore recent arguments by scholars and judges who argue that the European Court of Human Rights should actively shift its approach (or perhaps already has) to nudge state behaviour towards compliance and prevention of future violations. Based on my empirical research, I show that the current case law presents several obstacles to the introduction of such damages. Building on the economic analysis of the law and insights from behavioural sciences, I reveal how the Court’s approach fails to comply with any(!) of the elements needed to incentivize states to change their behaviour. I finally question to what extent aggravated or punitive damages can be efficient within a system that relies on voluntary compliance.
dc.description.sponsorshipES/N000927/1
dc.publisherOxford University Press (OUP)
dc.titleChanging State Behaviour: Damages before the European Court of Human Rights
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage1125
prism.issueIdentifier4
prism.publicationDate2018
prism.publicationNameEuropean Journal of International Law
prism.startingPage1091
prism.volume29
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.30436
dcterms.dateAccepted2018-07-17
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1093/ejil/chy064
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserved
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2018-12-31
dc.contributor.orcidFikfak, Veronika [0000-0003-0036-558X]
dc.identifier.eissn1464-3596
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
pubs.funder-project-idEconomic and Social Research Council (ES/N000927/1)
pubs.funder-project-idIsaac Newton Trust (unknown)
cam.issuedOnline2019-02-14
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2019-10-01


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