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Human rights: A Common Responsibility: Transnational Human Rights Obligations. University of Antwerp
The right to social security in the European Union: a comparative analysis on the basis of the constitutional traditions common to the EU Member States, the European Convention on Human Rights and the European Social Charter. KU Leuven
The outbreak of the financial and economic crisis had a severe impact on national economies worldwide, including those of the member states of the European Union (EU). Several EU member states with financial difficulties received financial support by the EU institutions. In return, they were obliged to reduce public spending and as a result, national social security systems were drastically reformed. Since the financial and economic crisis, ...
Reconciling human rights and customary justice: the right to a fair trial. Ghent University
The research aims at reconciling at two levels: national legal frameworks and legal empowerment initiatives at the grassroots. It adopts a cross cultural and comparative approach: latin america and sub-saharan africa.
Guaranteeing the "right to prior consultation" to indigenous peoples in the Amazon basin in the face of large extractive projects: a critical evaluation of the compatibility of national legislation and practice with international human rights law Ghent University
Given that the right to prior consultation is of great importance to indigenous peoples, as it allows them to express themselves, build consensus and give their consent, and due to the absence of in-depth studies on its application, this investigation intends to make a qualitative analysis of the issue, focusing on cases where prior consultation processes took place when granting oil concessions in the Amazon territories of three Andean ...
Alternative dispute resolution and article 6 ECHR. Right of access to an independent and impartial judge in Belgium from a comparative and human rights perspective. KU Leuven
Article 6.1 ECHR guarantees the right of access to an independent and impartial judge. The central research question is to what extent mechanisms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) are compatible with this right.
For the purpose of this research, ADR is defined as all dispute resolution processes conducted by a neutral third party, in which the third party cannot impose a final decision on the parties (thus excluding arbitration). ...
Study visit at the Business and human rights Unity at the University of Pretoria in South Africa and field visits to the African Regional and sub-regional mechanisms of human rights protection as well as to some human rights organisations which support vi Ghent University
African countries need to attract Multinational Corporations (MNCs) for their development. But at the same time, many MNCs have been accused of involvement in human rights abuses and their victims face many obstacles to accessing remedies in domestic jurisdictions. This research will explore the potential of the African regional and sub-regional mechanisms to fill that gap in human rights protection.
The discovery of human rights in Belgian law: case law against Belgium in the first deaced of the European Commission for Human Rights and the European Court of Human Rights Ghent University
The project will research how, during the first decades of the operation of the European Court of Human Rights (1960s, 1970s and 1980s), this Court and the European Convention on Human Rights gradually managed to find a place in BelgiumU+2019s domestic legal landscape and to impose their authority.
Human Rights for Development (HR4DEV): Rights-Based Approaches to Human Rights and Children's Rights. University of Antwerp
Human rights law should meet administrative law. How the Inter-American Court of Human Rights can expand its impact in Latin America with a better understanding of administrative law KU Leuven
Latin America lives in the age of rights. After a period of military dictatorships that perpetrated massive human rights violations, international human rights law significantly impacted Latin American states’ legal systems in the last 40 years. In particular, the Inter-American Human Rights System’s bodies – the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (hereinafter, “IACHR”) and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (hereinafter, the “IA ...