State of Emergency Mapping Database
14 Pages Posted: 25 Apr 2014
Date Written: April 23, 2014
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
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