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The dynamics of domestic yuman rights implementation : lessons from qualitative research in Europe

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<jats:title>Abstract</jats:title> <jats:p>It is widely acknowledged that the implementation of international human rights judgments is conditioned by domestic factors; yet the means by which judgments exert—or fail to exert—influence on domestic actors and processes is less well understood. This article presents qualitative research undertaken in three European states between 2016 and 2018 to trace the path between selected judgments involving structural or systemic violations and subsequent action by both state and non-state actors. The rich account of the implementation process thereby constructed reveals, in some cases, a direct—and even immediate—causal path between a decision and actions leading to compliance and, in others, a more indirect or uncertain relationship. The article reveals the dynamic and iterative nature of the implementation process, which may at times stall and at other times accelerate and which may be punctuated by extraneous developments that cause the political space for implementation to widen or narrow. It proceeds to examine the strategies employed by actors who either advance or obstruct implementation, and concludes by advocating the formation of the broadest possible compliance ‘partnerships’ in each case, supported by well-functioning domestic structures to coordinate the state’s response.</jats:p>
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Political Science and International Relations, Sociology and Political Science, Law, History

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Donald, Alice, and Anne-Katrin Speck. “The Dynamics of Domestic Yuman Rights Implementation : Lessons from Qualitative Research in Europe.” JOURNAL OF HUMAN RIGHTS PRACTICE, 2020, doi:10.1093/jhuman/huaa007.
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Donald, A., & Speck, A.-K. (2020). The dynamics of domestic yuman rights implementation : lessons from qualitative research in Europe. JOURNAL OF HUMAN RIGHTS PRACTICE. https://doi.org/10.1093/jhuman/huaa007
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Donald, Alice, and Anne-Katrin Speck. 2020. “The Dynamics of Domestic Yuman Rights Implementation : Lessons from Qualitative Research in Europe.” JOURNAL OF HUMAN RIGHTS PRACTICE. https://doi.org/10.1093/jhuman/huaa007.
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Donald, Alice, and Anne-Katrin Speck. 2020. “The Dynamics of Domestic Yuman Rights Implementation : Lessons from Qualitative Research in Europe.” JOURNAL OF HUMAN RIGHTS PRACTICE. doi:10.1093/jhuman/huaa007.
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Donald A, Speck A-K. The dynamics of domestic yuman rights implementation : lessons from qualitative research in Europe. JOURNAL OF HUMAN RIGHTS PRACTICE. 2020;
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A. Donald and A.-K. Speck, “The dynamics of domestic yuman rights implementation : lessons from qualitative research in Europe,” JOURNAL OF HUMAN RIGHTS PRACTICE, 2020.
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               <jats:p>It is widely acknowledged that the implementation of international human rights judgments is conditioned by domestic factors; yet the means by which judgments exert—or fail to exert—influence on domestic actors and processes is less well understood. This article presents qualitative research undertaken in three European states between 2016 and 2018 to trace the path between selected judgments involving structural or systemic violations and subsequent action by both state and non-state actors. The rich account of the implementation process thereby constructed reveals, in some cases, a direct—and even immediate—causal path between a decision and actions leading to compliance and, in others, a more indirect or uncertain relationship. The article reveals the dynamic and iterative nature of the implementation process, which may at times stall and at other times accelerate and which may be punctuated by extraneous developments that cause the political space for implementation to widen or narrow. It proceeds to examine the strategies employed by actors who either advance or obstruct implementation, and concludes by advocating the formation of the broadest possible compliance ‘partnerships’ in each case, supported by well-functioning domestic structures to coordinate the state’s response.</jats:p>},
  author       = {Donald, Alice and Speck, Anne-Katrin},
  issn         = {1757-9619},
  journal      = {JOURNAL OF HUMAN RIGHTS PRACTICE},
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  title        = {The dynamics of domestic yuman rights implementation : lessons from qualitative research in Europe},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jhuman/huaa007},
  year         = {2020},
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