Human Rights and Global Justice

The research line Human rights and Global Justice explores to what extent international human rights law imposes, or is moving towards imposing obligations across and beyond State borders (a 'common responsibility') and analyses the effectiveness of human rights for marginalised communities in non-Western societies ('localising human rights'). 

The latter has a long-term interdisciplinary focus combining insights from law, political and social sciences. The former focuses on two alternative ways of constructing a common responsibility for human rights: transnational human rights obligations and the right to development.