Human Rights

Research at the Department related to the topic of human rights.

Encouraging State Respect for Human Rights: A Series of Randomised Experiments

Project leader: Kristine Eck

Project Period: 2017-2019

This project examines how international norms and sanctions impact on state respect for human rights. Through a series of field experiments and surveys, we study both actual state agents and citizens in order to determine if there is divergence between those who have the power to violate rights and rights-holders themselves. We also explore several different types of norms. 


Magnus Öberg (Head of Department)
Phone: +46 (0)18 471 27 87

Kristine Höglund (Director of Studies, PhD Programme)
Phone: +46 (0)18-471 63 87

Research Strategy

(Adopted at departmental board meeting 2011-11-07)

The strategy takes it departure from a larger overriding goal, which has been subdivided into five subgoals. Means aimed at the attainment of each subgoal are then listed. Finally, a number of methods for evaluating what has been done are identified.

Read the full research strategy.