The ESIL Lecture Series hosts broadcasts of presentations on international law topics held at partner institutions, enabling the presentation to reach a wider audience of ESIL members and non-members alike.
Dr Veronika Fikfak will give a lecture on ‘Monetising Human Rights’ on 26 February 2018 at the King’s College London (Strand Campus, WC2R 2LS, London UK).
Monetising Human Rights: Studying the European Court of Human Rights’ approach to damages.
Does the European Court’s current approach to damages offer an effective and appropriate means of redressing human rights breaches and deter potential violators from infringing rights further? Dr Fikfak considers this question by building on an empirical quantitative and qualitative analysis of the practice of the European Court of Human Rights, whose approach is often mirrored in domestic jurisdictions, including the UK. Her research reveals intriguing results from the empirical study, including how important the victim of the human rights violations actually is to the calculation of damages.
Dr Veronika Fikfak is a Fellow and Lecturer at the University of Cambridge. Her research interests are in the fields of public law, human rights and international law. She is particularly interested in the interface between domestic and international law. Her first monograph on the UK Parliament’s role in decisions on the use of force (Parliament’s Secret War) has just been released with Hart Bloomsbury. Her second on the relationship between International law before domestic courts is forthcoming. She is currently working an ESRC Future Research Leader project relating to Damages before the European Court of Human Rights.
Dr Mateja Steinbruck Platise is a Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law
Chair: Dr Philippa Webb, Reader in Public International Law, The Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London.