Dr. Veronika Fikfak is an associate professor in law at the University of Copenhagen. Until 2019, she was a Fellow and Lecturer in Law at Homerton College, University of Cambridge. She is a graduate of the University of Ljubljana Law School and holds two masters and a doctorate from the University of Oxford. She previously worked at the International Court of Justice in the Hague, at the Law Commission of England and Wales in London, at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, and for UNESCO in Paris.
Research projects: Her research interests are in the fields of public law, human rights and international law. Veronika is currently in charge of the European Research Council funded project “Human Rights Nudge”. The project builds on her previous empirical research, which looked at how the European Court of Human Rights awards remedies for human rights violations. Using quantitative and qualitative research methods, the team found surprising results, which have been featured in the European Journal of International Law and its EJIL Live! podcast, the Leiden Journal of International Law, and elsewhere. Her new project seeks to address the problems uncovered and brings together researchers from different areas, including social sciences, economics, and psychology. For more on the project please visit www.humanrightsnudge.com.