In this episode of EJIL: Live! Dr Sarah Nouwen, Editor in Chief of EJIL, speaks with Dr Ezgi Yildiz, Postdoctoral Researcher for the Paths of International Law project at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, about her article “A Court with Many Faces: Judicial Characters and Modes of Norm Development in the European Court of Human Rights”, which appears in issue 31:1 of EJIL.
Combining legal analysis with social science methods, Yildiz takes a close look in her article at the European Court of Human Rights and provides a framework, comprising a typology of court characters (arbitrator, entrepreneur and delineator), for understanding how court rulings develop norms. The conversation ranges widely, starting with the author’s own academic journey and her shift from international relations to international law, moving on to her reasons for researching and writing the article and the arguments she puts forward in it. Dr Yildiz also talks about her experience in submitting to and publishing with EJIL.
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