Tag Archives: Crisis

¿Qué tienen que ver la jurisdicción universal y el impago argentino?

Hay un argumento recurrente contra la jurisdicción universal: Al dotar a los jueces del poder de investigar y procesar independientemente del lugar de comisión del delito o de la nacionalidad del agresor o de la víctima, coloca al gobierno en … Continue reading

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Sobre la recentralización del Estado o sobre cómo el Gobierno actúa como el perro del hortelano

Caso número 1. El Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad remitió hace unos días al Parlamento Vasco un informe sobre la proposición de ley de vivienda impulsada por el grupo parlamentario del PSE. Siguiendo el ejemplo de la flamante normativa andaluza … Continue reading

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Human rights and the financial crisis in focus: some thoughts after a meeting in Vienna

Last Monday I took part in an “expert meeting on promoting a rights-based approach to financial regulation and economic recovery”. The meeting took place at the UN office in Vienna and it was co-hosted by the OHCHR and the Center … Continue reading

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Is Russia a human rights promoter in the Snowden case?

It seems that the former NSA employee Edward Snowden remains in the transit zone of Moscow airport. At least, that´s what President Putin said a couple of days ago in a press conference in Finland. Putin claimed to be as … Continue reading

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Spot the differences between these two constitutional courts

In its ruling of 12 September 2012, the German Constitutional Court approved the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) and the Fiscal Compact, which envisages the possibility that a country’s budget could be controlled by the European Union if the budget didn’t … Continue reading

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We need to fight the pensée unique about the EU

Cas Mudde raises a very important issue in a recent article in Open Democracy (“The European elite’s politics of fear”). Mudde criticises “the EU elite’s long-standing warning against alleged threats from so-called anti-Europeans”. A penetrating discourse is spreading from Brussels … Continue reading

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No sean impertinentes: Dejen en paz al Sr. Draghi

Dicen que el pasado 12 de febrero el presidente del Banco Central Europeo, Mario Draghi, estuvo en el Congreso de los Diputados. Digo que dicen porque la sesión fue a escondidas, con turnos minutados, sin transcripción ni grabación. Algunos diputados … Continue reading

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