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.