Justiciability of Economical, Social and Cultural Rights: theories and challenges.

The justiciability of human rights is a concept deeply tied to the discourse of whether economical, social and cultural rights (ESC) can be enforced by judicial and quasi-judicial organs due to peculiar political elements and apparent vagueness they entail. In connection with ESC rights, justiciability- as an expression of the opportunity to bring forward a […]

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Affirmative action: friend or foe?

Positive discrimination, positive action or affirmative action are words combinations that reunite into one simple concept: they refer to policies and legislative measures that take into consideration factors such as gender, religion, race or color and that tend to correct certain social imbalances by promoting an underrepresented group using different tools. In today’s literature and […]

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Why international law can’t save us (part 1): Theoretical Fragmentation.

Assuming that everyone reading this blog is familiar with the concept of international law and human rights law, in the next few weeks I will develop an analysis focused on the inconsistencies and flaws of these regimes. I will also outline the characteristics of international law that need to be consolidated or further developed and when […]

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Discrimination and Irregular Migration

The context of globalization and the European trend of free movement of people are decisive factors that have contributed to the avalanche of discourses regarding migrants’ rights and their content, relevance and implementation. The causes of both regular and irregular migration are diverse and while States are free to establish domestic administrative laws that regulate […]

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