Conflicts in rights-based development

Dr. Gustavo Arosemena, Maastricht University

This paper aims to bring to light in a systematic fashion the complex, multidimensional conflicts of rights that arise in rights-oriented development paradigms. It first presents a typology of conflicts as a matrix of interactions between demands of realization, equality, non-retrogression and priority. It then explores three conceptual tools that exist for solving these conflicts, namely Sen’s capability approach, Nussbaum’s partial theory of justice, and the UN Guidelines for a human rights-based approach to poverty reduction. This paper was written in collaboration with Bart de Kleine Deters from UNU.

About the speaker

Gustavo Arosemena is an assistant Professor at Maastricht University. His research focuses on the theory of human rights and its application to economic relations. He is the author of Rights Scarcity and Justice (Intersentia 2014) and has published in Global Constitutionalism, Ratio Juris and other journals. He obtained his LLB from the Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil and obtained his PhD from Maastricht University.

Date: 24 January 2019

Time: 12:00 - 13:00  CEST