Université de Fribourg

Cities as democratic representatives in international law-making

Besson, Samantha ; Martí, José Luis

In: Research handbook on international law and cities, 2021, p. 341-353

Université de Fribourg

The Holders of Human Rights : The Bright Side of Human Rights?

Besson, Samantha

In: The Oxford Handbook of Global Justice, 2020, p. 99-121

International human rights law and practice reveal an ambivalent approach to the personal scope of human rights: human rights are often less equal or general than they claim and are claimed to be. The inequalities of human rights are of two kinds: some vulnerable individuals are also protected by special rights, thus drawing an internal boundary within the scope of human rights-holders, while...