Construction of Emerging Rights. Debates for the Basis of New Constitutional Standards
CONVENOR: Jose M. Sauca
This Special Workshop essentially concerns two lines of contributions. The first one is eminently theoretical and consists of the bases and conceptualisation of these new rights and of these realisations or new dimensions of classic rights. The second one, however, concerns applied research and refers to the analysis of these concepts and their specific constitutional development in each case.
As examples of these issues can be identified the following ones: the theoretical, conceptual and normative bases of emerging rights or rights under construction; the constitutional and legislative framework for accommodating these demands and claims formulated in terms of rights; the new rights or rights under construction related to citizen participation in public affairs: rights to further political participation and rights to control public activity; the rights relating to spaces for consolidating peoples identity and dignity; the expectations of rights transformations and their protection in view of the new economic, technological, social and ecological realities; the characteristics of the citizenship concept based on these new claims made in terms of rights; how to introduce the human rights, gender and intersectionality perspective into the normative system and into public policies.