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Why Human Rights Fail To Protect Undocumented Migrants, Gregor Noll 2009 Selected Works

Why Human Rights Fail To Protect Undocumented Migrants, Gregor Noll

Gregor Noll

In this article, I depart from the factual difficulties of undocumented migrants to access a state’s protection mechanisms for avowedly universal human rights. I relate this aporia to two competing conceptions of territorial jurisdictions. Drawing on the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Migrant Workers Convention, I separate the sphere of the political community (the polis) and that of the household (the oikos) in developing a political theory of undocumented migration. It rests two central tenets: one is a tributary transaction between sending state and host state, in the course of which the undocumented migrant worker ...


Virtude Da Constituição E Virtudes Republicanas, Paulo Ferreira da Cunha 2009 Universidade do Porto

Virtude Da Constituição E Virtudes Republicanas, Paulo Ferreira Da Cunha

Paulo Ferreira da Cunha

A virtude da Constituição é a sua essência e função. E a Constituição tem sempre uma virtude liberal-democrática, apesar de tudo. Conra tudo e contra todos, apesar por vezes mesmo de si própria e das intenções dos seus autores... Depois do “retorno” dos valores à política e ao Direito Constitucional, é a vez da volta das virtudes à discussão, designadamente pela via da ética constitucional ou republicana, de novo na ordem do dia em muitos países. Quais serão, então, as principais virtudes juspolíticas, constitucionais, ou republicanas? O presente artigo intenta também uma proposta de virtudes republicanas concretas para o nosso ...


Apuntes Generales Sobre La Libertad De Expresión En Internet, Germán M. Teruel Lozano 2009 Junior researcher/Fellow assistant of the University of Murcia

Apuntes Generales Sobre La Libertad De Expresión En Internet, Germán M. Teruel Lozano

Germán M. Teruel Lozano

GENERAL NOTES ABOUT THE FREEDOM OF SPEECH IN INTERNET: This paper presents an overview of how Internet has revolutionized the setting of freedom of speech. In particular, it is focused in to main aspects: On one hand, the delimitation of freedom of expression in the new media, differentiating in particular between web pages dedicated to the dissemination of information, protected by the freedom of speech; and those that are intended to provide other telematics services, which should not have this protection. Secondly, it is also studied the legal status of this freedom when it is exercised through Internet.


Judicial Empathy's Threat To Human Dignity, Adam MacLeod 2009 Faulkner University

Judicial Empathy's Threat To Human Dignity, Adam Macleod

Adam MacLeod

Empathy is the new coverture.

President Obama’s well-known call for empathy in our Nation’s judgments would empower courts to advance the interests of certain classes over others, without waiting for legislative bodies and other policy makers to reform those areas of the law that most affect minorities and the poor, and to reform them on equally-applicable grounds, which are neutral as to class and affluence. Like the common law doctrine of coverture, this proposal demeans an entire class of people. It denies the (1) moral responsibility and (2) practical rationality of poor people, and is thus inconsistent with ...


A Non-Fatal Collision: Interpreting Rluipa Where Religious Land Uses And Community Interests Meet, Adam MacLeod 2009 Faulkner University

A Non-Fatal Collision: Interpreting Rluipa Where Religious Land Uses And Community Interests Meet, Adam Macleod

Adam MacLeod

Despite enjoying bipartisan support in Congress and passing by an overwhelming majority, RLUIPA, and particularly the “substantial burden” provision of section 2(a), has generated signifi cant controversy since its passage nine years ago. Section 2(a) subjects to strict scrutiny any land use regulation that substantially burdens religious exercise. It is a prophylactic measure. It creates a new category of prohibited state action—substantially burdening religious land use without a compelling reason for doing so—in order to prevent discrimination against religious groups. Of course, before RLUIPA, the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment prohibited religious discrimination; though ...


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