www.hertie-school.org›Research›Centre for Fundamental Rights›Research› Centre for Fundamental Rights Research The Centre for Fundamental Rights is a beacon and a hub for impacful scholarly research focusing on the resilience and relevance of fundamental rights under changing political and economic conditions and on future-proofing fundamental rights. Research Project Hard Refugee Protection through Soft Enforcement The research examines the normative structure and practical consequences of various United Nations human rights treaty bodies focusing on refugee rights, in particular as ‘soft enforcers’ of the norm of non-refoulement. Research Project Bad Faith Violations of Human Rights The project sheds light on the recent doctrinal innovation at the European Court of Human Rights of the bad faith review, understood as a review of whether ulterior political or economic motives are at play when states restrict human rights. Research project The Spectacle of International Criminal Law before National Courts This research seeks to unveil why, when and how national judges resort to modern international criminal law and what is the impact of such process on domestic human rights law. Research Project Dissecting the Inter-American Human Rights System in the age of climate change The research project focuses on the role of the Inter-American Human Rights System in addressing climate change at present and in the future.