Global Justice, State Duties (completed)
This project asks what is the nature of the extraterritorial human rights obligations of States under international law.
About the project
Human rights have been traditionally framed in a vertical perspective with the duties of States confined to their citizens or residents. But this territorial paradigm is under strain: the capacity of States and other actors to impact human rights far from home, both positively and negatively, has inexorably risen in the age of globalisation. With a focus on economic, social and cultural rights, the project asks what is the nature of the extraterritorial obligations of States under international law. It proceeds by examining five cross-cutting legal issues and engaging with both theory and practice.
The project resulted in the production of the book Global Justice, State Duties: The Extra-Territorial Scope of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in International Law. It is being published by Cambridge University Press and is edited by by Malcolm Langford, Martin Scheinin, Wouter Vandenhole and Willem van Genugten.
Many of the chapters were presented as drafts on 24-26 January 2008 at a conference in Tilburg, Netherlands. The meeting was a joint initiative of the Åbo Institute for Human Rights, Åbo Akademi University, the Centre for Transboundary Legal Development, Tilburg University and the Law and Development Research Group, University of Antwerp, under the auspices of the Nordic School in Human Rights Research and the Netherlands School of Human Rights Research.
European Science Foundation
University of Oslo
Nordic School in Human Rights Research
Netherlands School of Human Rights Research