State of Emergency Mapping Database

14 Pages Posted: 25 Apr 2014  

Andrej J. Zwitter

University of Groningen - Faculty of Law; Political Sciences

Annajorien E Prins

Political Sciences

Hannah Pannwitz

Political Sciences

Date Written: April 23, 2014

Abstract

State of Emergency Mapping (STEM) is a database project providing information on emergency powers de iure and de facto in order to gain a better understanding of the politics of law in different regions of the world. Phase 1 of the database project covers 15 years of empirical data that maps state of emergency declarations worldwide. More specifically, the database offers an insight into the nexus between state of emergency declarations and their effect on the states’ commitment to international human rights obligations, through the analysis of reported derogations from the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). As a result, questions on the frequency of specific human rights derogations, the type of human rights that are derogated from during states of emergency and the triggers that caused the emergency declaration can be answered with this database.

Keywords: State of emergency, ICCPR, rule of law, derogation, human rights

JEL Classification: K00, K33, K10, K20, K30, K40

Suggested Citation

Zwitter, Andrej J. and Prins, Annajorien E and Pannwitz, Hannah, State of Emergency Mapping Database (April 23, 2014). University of Groningen Faculty of Law Research Paper. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2428254 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2428254

Andrej J. Zwitter (Contact Author)

University of Groningen - Faculty of Law ( email )

9700 AS Groningen
Netherlands

Political Sciences ( email )

9700 AS Groningen
Netherlands

Annajorien E Prins

Political Sciences ( email )

P.O. Box 800
9700 AH Groningen
Netherlands

Hannah Pannwitz

Political Sciences ( email )

P.O. Box 800
9700 AH Groningen
Netherlands

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