The domestic ‘ecosystem’ of implementation: how Council of Europe bodies can cultivate compliance partners

The Implementation of judgments of supranational human rights bodies occurs in the porous space between domestic politics and international law. During the implementation process, state and non-state actors at the domestic level interact with each other and with the supranational bodies, and in complex cases this interaction takes multifarious forms of collaboration, contestation and negotiation. This presentation will examine the ‘state of implementation’ within the European Convention on Human Rights system and will discuss the extent of, and reasons for, deficient implementation of judgments.  It will propose, based on evidence from case studies, ways in which supranational bodies can identify and cultivate compliance ‘partners’ at the domestic level.