Emergency measures in situations of life and death: a critical analysis of the practice of quasi-jurisdictional human rights bodies

01 October 2009 → 30 September 2016
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Comparative law
    • Human rights law
    • Legal theory, jurisprudence and legal interpretation
human rights European Court of Human rights
Project description

General objective: the research aims, in general, to make a substantial contribution to the scarce existing
socio-juridical research and knowledge on the instrument of urgent measures, as applied by quasi-judicial
organs in the field of international human rights, taking into account the legal instruments, the case-law, the
implementation, and the view of the different actors in the field of the international human rights treaty bodies .
Specific objectives: (1) to analyse the normative, operative and practical framework of urgent measures
issued by international regional and universal quasi-judicial organs in the field of human rights; (2) to examine
how the different actors in the field (e.g. international/national judges/commissioners, beneficiaries, States, etc.)
perceive the urgent measures issued; (3) to define the principal defects or obstacles to the implementation and
compliance of urgent measures at the international and domestic level, as well as their main virtues; (4) as a
result of the investigation of the case-law and the socio-juridical investigation, to put forward a normative
framework/model that contributes to the improvement of the operativity of urgent measures; (5) to analyse in
practice the functioning and follo-up of urgent measures issued by international quasi-judicial human rights
organs by States at the domestic level, inter alia by international human right organs.