Evidence in International Human Rights Adjudication

Evidence is at the heart of adjudication, and adjudication at the heart of the international protection of human rights. Yet evidence in international human rights adjudication has never been comprehensively studied. Benefiting from the support of highest-level figures in the relevant institutions, DISSECT is a ground-breaking research programme which captures, through institutional and thematic case studies, the evidentiary regimes in place in the world’s three regional human rights courts and in UN human rights quasi-judicial bodies. It uses both legal and anthropological or other socio-legal research methods to do so.

DISSECT is a project hosted at the Human Rights Centre of Ghent University and funded by the European Research Council (ERC-AdG-2018-834044).