ŠIPULOVÁ, Katarína, Jozef JANOVSKÝ and Hubert SMEKAL. Ideology and International Human Rights Commitments in Post-Communist Regimes : The Cases of the Czech Republic and Slovakia. In Marlene Wind. International Courts and Domestic Politics. Cambridge: Cambridge university press, 2018. p. 181-205. Studies on international courts and tribunals. ISBN 978-1-108-42776-0. doi:10.1017/9781108590396.010.
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Original name Ideology and International Human Rights Commitments in Post-Communist Regimes : The Cases of the Czech Republic and Slovakia
Authors ŠIPULOVÁ, Katarína (703 Slovakia, belonging to the institution), Jozef JANOVSKÝ (703 Slovakia, belonging to the institution) and Hubert SMEKAL (203 Czech Republic, guarantor, belonging to the institution).
Edition Cambridge, International Courts and Domestic Politics, p. 181-205, 25 pp. Studies on international courts and tribunals, 2018.
Publisher Cambridge university press
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Original language English
Type of outcome Chapter(s) of a specialized book
Field of Study 50601 Political science
Country of publisher United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Confidentiality degree is not subject to a state or trade secret
Publication form printed version "print"
RIV identification code RIV/00216224:14230/18:00101075
Organization unit Faculty of Social Studies
ISBN 978-1-108-42776-0
Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/9781108590396.010
UT WoS 000529483400010
Keywords in English human rights; commitments; compliance; international treaties; Czech Republic; Slovakia
Tags rivok, topvydavatel
Tags International impact, Reviewed
Changed by Changed by: Bc. Blanka Farkašová, učo 97333. Changed: 31/3/2021 09:57.
What motivates States to commit to international human rights treaties remains an unanswered question in political science. Many tentative explanations for the observed variation in ratification patterns have been proposed; some are based on intrinsic characteristics of the treaties (the substance of the protected rights and the control mechanism); others are tied to external factors (having originated either from pressure of the international community or in the domestic political system). Yet the empirical evidence supporting the proposed hypotheses remains unsatisfactory. We aim to contribute to this discussion by providing a new systematic examination of the commitment practices in two post-communist countries: the Czech Republic and Slovakia. While both countries have experienced similar international development, propelled by the same international incentives and constraints, their internal political experience differs significantly. This case selection allows us to focus on how domestic political factors and treaty characteristics interact to determine commitment behaviour. Building upon an analysis of government’s manifestos and commitment processes in 192 treaties dealing with human rights, we examine whether Czech and Slovak governments claiming to protect certain human rights are more likely to act accordingly and aim to adopt related international human rights commitments.
GA16-09415S, research and development projectName: Beyond Compliance - Implementace rozhodnutí mezinárodních lidskoprávních těles na národní úrovni
Investor: Czech Science Foundation, Standard Projects
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