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Daniela Méndez Royo

Studying for PhD in Law

Thesis Title

  • Transitional Justice and Socio-Economic Rights in Latin America

My current research involves the areas of Transitional Justice and Socio-Economic Rights, from a Latin American perspective. I got interested in this area of research because historically, transitional justice has been referred as a set of mechanisms used to address and amend the legacy of gross violations of civil and political rights. However, in the last decade, some scholars and practitioners have pointed out the necessity to include an economic and social rights perspective in transitional justice, to accomplish the purposes pursue by these processes. This is an area of research that is just emerging, and there is not enough development in the analysis of the potential, challenges or best ways to address economic and social rights through transitional justice. Moreover, there are not many cases where transitional justice mechanisms have taken this approach.

In this context, Latin America plays an important role, existing some cases of inclusion of a socio-economic rights perspective in the work of transitional justice mechanisms. Having this in consideration, and taking a doctrinal approach in context, the purpose of my current research is to explore these examples in Latin America; and then, critically analyse the way in which the economic and social rights dimension of transitional justice is developed, considering the normative framework of transitional justice and the nature of socio-economic rights obligations.

Expertise

Theme

Publications

“The inclusion of economic and social rights in Transitional Justice processes in Latin America” (2016) 67 Revista de Ciencias Sociales, Universidad de Valparaiso, Chile, in press.

“La posibilidad de revisión de las fuentes y órganos internacionales de producción del derecho: el caso de las resoluciones del Consejo de Seguridad de las Naciones Unidas”, in Nuñez Poblete, Manuel (ed.), La internacionalización del Derecho Público: Actas XLII Jornadas Chilenas de Derecho Público, Thomsom Reuters, Chile, 2015 , pp 189-204.

Co-author “La Evaluación de Impacto Ambiental a la luz del derecho comparado latinoamericano y los estándares de la Corte Internacional de Justicia y la Corte Europea de Derechos Humanos” in AGUILAR, Gonzalo, Evaluación medioambiental, participación y protección del medioambiente, (2013, Librotecnia, Santiago), 209-266.

Co-author “Presentación: a 40 años del Golpe de Estado” (2013) Revista Derechos Fundamentales, Universidad de Viña del Mar, N° 8,143-268.

Commentary of the book “Highest Courts and Globalization. Muller, Sam; Richards, Sidney (eds.), Hague Academic Press, La Haya, 2010, 198 pp.” (2013) 11(1) Revista de Estudios Constitucionales de Chile, Universidad de Talca, 661-666.

“Sistemas de protección internacional de los derechos fundamentales: ¿Son los sistemas regionales más efectivos en la protección de los derechos humanos que los órganos establecidos por las Naciones Unidas?” (2012) 7 Derechos Fundamentales, 29-57.

“El derecho a un nivel adecuado de vida” in AGUILAR, Gonzalo, Los Derechos Económicos, Sociales y Culturales en el orden constitucional chileno, (Libromar, Santiago, 2012), 295-323.

Awards

CONICYT Bicentennial Becas-Chile Scholarship

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