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Rolf Künnemann
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Legal Principles of a New World Governance

Fourteen misconceptions about extraterritorial human rights obligations
¤ Rolf Künnemann ¤ 26 July 2014
Human rights are the foundation of modern international law. in our days international and transnational economic and political decisions deeply affect the wellbeing of people far away from the respective decision makers. over the past 20 years some areas of international law have developed – often against broad protests of civil society activists - that are in conflict with human rights. For states – and the human rights community - to address these legal and (...) read more

The Extraterritorial Scope of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR)
¤ Rolf Künnemann ¤ October 2001
While investigating the extraterritorial scope of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), this paper introduces the threefold classification of internal, external, and international obligations applicable to all Human Rights treaties. Moreover, it emphasizes that most Intergovernmental organizations (IGOs) are duty-bound under Human Rights treaties and suggests steps to operationalize the related obligations of states. This paper looks at some relevant (...) read more

Nature of Work and Globalization of Social Rights

Basic Food Income: Option or Obligation?
¤ Rolf Künnemann ¤ January 2005
Basic food income is a universal payment by the state unconditionally to each member of society with an amount sufficient to cover elementary food needs. It is not a level of income but a state program, by definition. Minimum income describes a certain level of income, but may not be sufficient to provide access to food. Basic food income is an innovative idea. State programs can introduce "smart forms" of targeting. Indeed, how should the human right to food be guaranteed to households (...) read more

For this author, you will find on this Web site 3 article(s) in English, 3 article(s) in Spanish, 2 article(s) in French, 0 article(s) in chinese.


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