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Nominal Commitment to Human Rights: A Global Survey



The NCHR Survey is a staff-student collaborative research project led by Başak Çali and Alice Wyss that aims to document the commitment of states to core human rights and humanitarian law treaties across the globe.

Dr. Başak Çali

Dr. Başak Çali is Lecturer in Human Rights at UCL's Department of Political Science. She was educated at the University of Ankara and University of Essex, where she completed a doctorate on conceptions of change in international law. Dr. Çali is currently engaged as the principal investigator of a three-year ESRC-funded research project on the legitimacy and authority of supranational human rights courts and is a Council of Europe expert on the European Convention on Human Rights. For more information, publications and contact details, please click here.

Alice Wyss

Alice is a Research Assistant on the ESRC-funded project 'Judicial Legitimacy and Authority of Supranational Human Rights Courts: A comparative analysis of the perception of the European Court of Human Rights'. She received an MA in Human Rights at UCL in 2007 and a BA (hons) in Philosophy and Politics at the University of Leeds in 2005. For more information and contact details, please click here.

Cristian Anton

Cristian worked on the project while completing his MA in Human Rights at UCL. He received his BA in Business Administration from ASE Bucharest in 2006 and is currently doing advocacy work for Peace Brigades International's UK chapter, focusing on the plight of human rights defenders in Mexico. His interests are international peace and security, humanitarian intervention and peacekeeping.


Andrew Shaughnessy

Andrew is a recent graduate of the UCL School of Public Policy with an MA in Human Rights. Currently, Andrew is working for PROMO, a grassroots organization that fights for equality within his home state of Missouri, United States.

Gizem Akyil

Gizem is a graduate of International Relations at Ankara University. In 2009, she received her MA in Human Rights from UCL and now works as a Research Assistant at Koç University, Istanbul.

Salma Dean

Salma obtained her MA in Human Rights at UCL in 2009 and is now training as a Human Rights Barrister with the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple. She has worked on numerous human rights and counter terrorism initiatives with both Government ministers and NGOs and provides pro bono legal advice or representation on human rights cases. She is particularly interested in the protection of women's rights both in the public and private spheres.


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