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THE EUROPEAN CONVENTION IN CONFLICTED SOCIETIES: THE EXPERIENCE OF NORTHERN IRELAND AND TURKEY

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posted on 15.02.2018, 09:58 by Onder Bakircioglu, Brice Dickson
Since the entry into force of the European Convention on Human Rights there have been many serious conflicts in Europe. This article examines the role played by the Convention in two of those conflicts: that in Northern Ireland between supporters of the territory remaining part of the United Kingdom and supporters of Northern Ireland becoming part of a reunified Ireland, and that in Turkey between those who advocate for a unified Turkish State and those who want a Turkey which grants greater rights to Kurds and accepts greater autonomy for the Kurdish-dominated southeast region. The principal goal is to compare how the institutions in Strasbourg have responded to applications lodged by victims of human rights abuses allegedly committed during the two conflicts. The comparison seeks to identify to what extent the European Court of Human Rights has adopted principles and practices which can contribute to a reduction in human rights abuses during times of conflict.

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Citation

International and Comparative Law Quarterly, 2017, 66 (2), pp. 263-294 (32)

Author affiliation

/Organisation/COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, ARTS AND HUMANITIES/School of Law

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Published in

International and Comparative Law Quarterly

Publisher

Cambridge University Press (CUP) for British Institute of International and Comparative Law

issn

0020-5893

eissn

1471-6895

Copyright date

2017

Available date

15/02/2018

Publisher version

https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/international-and-comparative-law-quarterly/article/european-convention-in-conflicted-societies-the-experience-of-northern-ireland-and-turkey/DC7C5D98EB7E7A3F61E440D8EF81D363

Language

en