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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, ...
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 ...
I choose to be a human rights defender: the message from victims of the Chilean dictatorship to future human rights defenders Ghent University
The application concerns a publication for the general public with the message from victims of the Chilean dictatorship for future human rights defenders. Victims and human rights defenders have played a crucial role in the democratic transition after the Chilean dictatorship (1973-1990). With the increasing age of victims and the repetition of human rights violations during the social protests (2019), the role of future generations of human ...
The influence of interest groups on the EUU+2019s foreign policy: assessing and explaining the influence of human rights NGOs on the EUU+2019s human rights promotion in the post-Soviet space Ghent University
The research project will examine (I) to what extent human rights NGOs influence the European UnionU+2019s promotion of human rights in the post-Soviet space, and (II) what factors explain that influence. To test the possible explanations, the project will use regression analysis based on quantitative data collected from original surveys with human rights NGOs and EU officials.
(How) Can International Criminal Law Safeguard Fundamental Human Rights? The Denial of the Rights to Fair Proceeding as International Crimes KU Leuven
Dystopian forms of justice are not a fantasy. Today, states and non-state armed groups all around the world frequently employ unfair trials and arbitrary detention as a formidable weapon, both in armed conflicts and to consolidate power. The direct result of these serious infringements of procedural human rights is the loss of liberty or life for thousands of people, namely indefinite incarceration, executions or extra-judicial killings. For ...
Clashes between International Human Rights Law and Constitutional Law? LGB Rights as a Case Study Hasselt University
The role of national human rights commissions in enforcing socio-economic rights Ghent University
The research investigates how national Human rights commissions with different types of mandates can efficiently protect economic and social human rights.