From Norm Adoption to Norm Implementation: Minority Rights in Europe
Today minority and human rights promotion is largely not a question of transposition of international into domestic law. Even contested norms such as minority rights find formally wide-spread approval. In Europe only Turkey and France have not signed the Framework Convention on the Protection of National Minorities. The real challenge thus is the implementation of these norms. The workshop aims at exploring causal conditions for successful norm implementation and those conditions inhibiting it. While the EU compliance literature has identified a number of independent variables in the area of norm adaptation it remains to be seen if those conditions influential in the transposition of norms are equally influential when it comes to norm implementation and behavioural compliance. How is the specificity of norms, normative compatibility of international vs domestic norms (misfit), administrative capacities or inadequate monitoring instruments by IOs playing?
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