Wednesday, 4 May 2022

Mesas Redondas Juris North 2022: Kelsen en/na América Latina (videos)


Mesa Redonda 1 (de 3)

Expositor Principal 1 (de 2)

“Kelsen y el lector latinoamericano entre mitos y realidades: el caso de la jerarquía de valores” 

Prof Dr Andrés Botero Bernal, Universidad Industrial de Santander, Colombia.

Mesa Redonda 1 (de 3)

Expositor Principal 2 (de 2)

“Una visita a Hans Kelsen en México​”

Prof Dr Imer B. Flores Investigador, Instituto de Investigaciones Jurídicas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.

Viernes 29 de abril de 2022

Dr Jorge Emilio Núñez


Thursday, 28 April 2022

Juris North ASAP Roundtables 2022 [video]

“Global Response to crisis: sustainability, SDGS and climate change”

Roundtable 1: Entrepreneurship, Sustainability and Justice: The Company Side

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Seb Carney, Head of Environment, Social, Governance and Sustainability, Daisy Group

Seb supports the corporate and business unit strategies around ESG. This has both an internal and external focus. It has included the implementation and alignment to the Wates Corporate Governance Principles. The implementation of a range of policies, particularly the reinforcement of the businesses’ people focus. He works closely with the CEO, COO and wider boards to help realise the organisation’s wider objectives. This includes substantial outreach, to build strong partnerships, internal and external goals. This will enable Daisy to strengthen closely with others. This, partnership reinforcement, is a crucial element of the role is one of Daisy’s three values, and is one that is in the interests of all parties. The positive mantra being: “to build a better planet, together with our people and wider partners in the interests of all stakeholders”. Seb has worked globally supporting countries, cities and businesses realise their goals. This encompasses the environmental, social and economic implications.


Thierry Roussin, CEO, AguiaLabs

Thierry is the founder of AguiaLabs, a global consultancy that helps large organizations focus on purpose and build disruptive business models that generate sustainable both economic value and societal impact, and ultimately, systems change. Specialist of value creation, he also advises leaders on driving business and cultural innovation in complexity. He dedicates part of his time as a pro bono advisor to social startups and changemakers in Europe and Africa, and is involved in the development of impact finance and higher education programs focused on impact. Thierry lives in Paris, France. 



Maiden R. Manzanal-Frank, MA

Maiden is known as the Global Strategist. She advises governments, businesses, non-profits, and international organizations to achieve their impacts with precision and sustainability. As the Founder and President of GlobalStakes Consulting, she is a global impact advisor, an award-winning diversity champion, consultant, speaker, coach, upcoming author, and mentor to many aspiring social innovators around the world.

She is the Bhichai and Khunying Charoye Rattakul Scholar for Peace and Conflict Resolution at the Rotary Peace Center in Chulalongkorn University, Thailand. She was an award recipient of the Outstanding Diversity Outreach and Communications Award from the Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards for leading one of the most successful community diversity projects in Canada. 

Her professional and consulting experience spans two decades in the area of global humanitarian and aid development, economic development, and cross-cultural management working with municipalities, international organizations, and advisory councils at the national, regional, and international levels. She has lived on two continents, traveled in 33 countries, and worked in 14 countries in Asia. She had consulting work in Canada and internationally. 

She lectures at the Red Deer Polytechnic Division for Advanced Education and Rotary Peace Fellowship Centre at Chulalongkorn University, Thailand on leadership, management, intercultural teams, social change, and strategy.



Dr Rita Klapper, Reader in Enterprise and Sustainability, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

Rita teaches and researches at the interface between entrepreneurship, sustainability and leadership, very often using innovative learning tools drawing on creative arts and contemplative methods as well as technology-based engagement tools.  She benefits from a PhD in Entrepreneurship and MPhil in Sustainability, and is accredited as Executive Coach and Mentor with the Institute for Leadership and Management (ILM), UK.  She has very significant experience of coaching and mentoring for different clients (eg. Association of Business and Society (ABIS) as well as Academy of Management (AOM).  She has worked as external expert for the European Institute for Innovation (EIT) (raw materials section & climate change) for business idea and business plan assessments, as well as external examiner at two UK universities for MScs in International Entrepreneurship and a MSC in Entrepreneurship and Innovation.



Dr Jorge Emilio Núñez, PhD in Law (University of Manchester, UK) is Reader in Legal and Political Philosophy and International Relations at Manchester Law School and Professor de Derecho at the Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina. His areas of research include jurisprudence, legal theory, political theory and international relations. Dr Núñez has produced various international publications and attended events worldwide as a key speaker. His most recent publications are Territorial Disputes and State Sovereignty (2020) and Sovereignty Conflicts and International Law and Politics (2017).



Wednesday 27th April 2022

Dr Jorge Emilio Núñez


Saturday, 12 February 2022

Falklands 40. Malvinas 40


Falklands 40. Malvinas 40

(Spanish version below)

2022 marks the 40th Anniversary of the Falklands/Malvinas war. Therefore, I have included a new tab in this website to follow the news on both sides of the Atlantic. There are already several events happening and planned by Argentina, the Falklands/Malvinas and the United Kingdom.

This post will simply present a very brief historical account to put this international difference into context. The Falkland/Malvinas Islands international dispute includes two sovereign states (Argentina and the United Kingdom) and a non-sovereign third territory (Falkland/Malvinas Islands). There is doubt about who first sighted the islands and about the first landing (Ferdinand Magellan and/or Amerigo Vespucci or the English sea captain John Davis) in the 1500s. British and Spanish settlements appear afterwards. Argentina declared its independence from Spain (1816) and then claimed rights over the islands as they were part of the region previously under Spanish dominion (1829).

Argentina and the United Kingdom have had continuous presence and/or claimed exclusive sovereign rights over the islands since then, both bilaterally and internationally with a climax in 1982 with a war between the two.

According to the 2012 census the islands had 2841 inhabitants. Most of them (59%) considered themselves “Falkland Islanders” and a large percentage identified themselves as British (29%).

Bilateral relations have been re-established after the war. However, the sovereignty dispute over the islands continues nowadays. Commerce and trade between the islands and Argentina have been an issue. Because of the lack of negotiations, Argentina has threatened an economic blockade, an idea supported by other Latin-American states with often visible immediate negative results for the islanders.

In March 2013, the Falkland/Malvinas Islanders voted in a referendum whether they wanted (or not) to remain as British Overseas Territory. By a large majority (99.8%) they made clear their wishes to remain British.

Falklands 40. Malvinas 40 tab (news)

Brief account based on:

Falklands 40. Malvinas 40

2022 marca el 40 aniversario de la guerra de las Falklands/Malvinas. Por ello, he incluido una nueva pestaña en esta web para seguir la novedades al respect publicadas de ambos lados del Atlántico. Este año existen varios eventos en curso y planificados por Argentina, las Falklands/Malvinas y el Reino Unido.

Esta publicación simplemente presentará una muy breve reseña histórica a efectos de contextualizar la diferencia internacional. La disputa internacional sobre las Islas Falkland/Malvinas incluye dos Estados soberanos (Argentina y el Reino Unido) y un tercer territorio no soberano (Islas Falkland/Malvinas). Existen dudas sobre el primer avistamiento de las islas y sobre el primer desembarco (Fernando de Magallanes y/o Américo Vespucio o el capitán inglés John Davis) en el año 1500. Los asentamientos británicos y españoles aparecen después. Argentina declaró su independencia de España (1816) y luego reclamó derechos sobre las islas, ya que eran parte de la región anteriormente bajo el dominio español (1829).

Argentina y el Reino Unido han tenido presencia continua y/o reclamado derechos exclusivos de soberanía sobre las islas desde entonces, tanto a nivel bilateral como a nivel internacional con un punto culminante en 1982 con una guerra entre ambos.

Según el censo de 2012 las islas tenían 2841 habitantes. La mayoría de ellos (59%) se consideraban identificados como “isleños de las Falklands” y un gran porcentaje se veía a sí mismos como británicos (29%). Las relaciones bilaterales se han restablecido después de la guerra. Sin embargo, la disputa de soberanía sobre las islas continúa en la actualidad. El comercio entre las islas y Argentina ha sido un problema. Debido a la falta de negociaciones, Argentina ha amenazado con bloqueo económico, una idea apoyada por otros Estados de América Latina con resultados negativos inmediatos visibles para los isleños.

En marzo de 2013 los isleños votaron en un referéndum si deseaban (o no) a permanecer como territorio de ultramar británico. Por una amplia mayoría (99,8%) dejaron en claro su deseo de seguir siendo británicos.

Falklands 40. Malvinas 40 pestaña (noticias)

Breve reseña basada en:

Saturday 12th February 2022

Dr Jorge Emilio Núñez

Twitter: @DrJorge_World

Wednesday, 12 January 2022

IVR 2022 Special Workshop “The Veil of Ignorance, Crises and Emergencies”


Special Workshop

The Veil of Ignorance, Crises and Emergencies


Thomas Pogge (Yale)

Jorge E. Núñez (Manchester)

XXX World Congress of the International Association for the Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy (IVR)

Bucharest, Romania| 03 – 08 July 2022


Rawls constructs the original position to reflect what it is thought to be morally relevant and morally right. As part of this original position, A Theory of Justice characterizes of the veil of ignorance in order to avoid any possible interference from factors that can cause bias when applying procedural justice. Rawls explains the rationale: “This ensures that no one is advantaged or disadvantaged in the choice of principles by the outcome of natural chance or the contingency of social circumstances.” (TJ 11)

Our special workshop will be in effect an exercise of ideal theory by application of the veil of ignorance to crises and emergencies broadly defined. In other words, our special workshop aims to discuss if and how ideal theory may help define global justice in specific thematic areas. More precisely, in Rawls, the parties are representatives of citizens who care only about “their” client (though they do not know who this is). They are rational, not selfless or reasonable. In his own words, they “do not seek to confer benefits or to impose injuries on one another; they are not moved by affection or rancor. Nor do they try to gain relative to each other; they are not envious or vain… parties are not concerned to win but to get as many points as possible judged by their own system of ends” (TJ 125).

Consequently, we assume all the participants in our special workshop are rational beings aiming to apply the veil of ignorance so characterized and, therefore, invite submissions that explore (i) how a society disposes itself to respond to crises and emergencies or (ii) to its actual response to some particular crisis or emergency such as poverty, climate change, territorial disputes, terrorism and inequalities. We too welcome submissions that challenge our approach; i.e. whether such extension of Rawls is fruitful, legitimate or even Rawlsian.

Note: Open to all participants. The abstracts and brief academic biography should be submitted by no later than Friday 27th May 2022.

Language: The abstracts must be written in English, and they should be under 500 words. The sessions will be held in English. 

Monday, 20 December 2021

Juris North Roundtables 2022: Kelsen in Latin America (English)


Title: Kelsen in Latin America

Following the Juris North Kelsen 2021 roundtables and congress, the 2022 events will focus on how and why Kelsenian understanding has influenced Latin American scholars and practitioners.

Lead by:

Dr Verónica Rodríguez-Blanco, Surrey Law School

Dr Jorge E. Núñez, Manchester Law School


  • Argentina: María Laura Delucchi (Universidad Nacional de La Plata), Dr Juan Pablo Alonso (Departamento de Filosofía del Derecho, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Derecho), Dr Julieta Rabanos (Istituto Tarello).
  • Brasil: Dr Lucas Miotto (University of Maastricht, European Law School).
  • México: Dr María de Jesús Medina Arellano (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Instituto de Investigaciones Jurídicas)

Participants: open to all, up to 60 attendees. Priority will be given to Latin American scholars, practitioners and students.

Format: ​Zoom, private sessions. We won’t be streaming the sessions live or making them public. We’ll record key speakers’ presentations and share publicly.

Languages: Portuguese and Spanish

Dates/Times: monthly meetings

TBC April 2022

TBC May 2022

TBC June 2022

Final event: September 2022

Participation: please send an abstract (up to 500 words) for consideration to  by Friday 25th March 2022.

Mesas Redondas Juris North 2022: Kelsen na América Latina (Português)


Mesas Redondas Juris North 2022

Título: Kelsen na América Latina

Dando continuidade às mesas redondas e congressos do Juris North 2021 sobre Kelsen, os eventos de 2022 irão focar no como e no porquê o pensamento Kelseniano tem influenciado acadêmicos e profissionais na América Latina. 


Dra Verónica Rodríguez-Blanco, Surrey Law School

Dr Jorge E. Núñez, Manchester Law School


  • Argentina: María Laura Delucchi (Universidad Nacional de La Plata), Dr Juan Pablo Alonso (Departamento de Filosofía del Derecho, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Derecho), Dr Julieta Rabanos (Istituto Tarello).
  • Brasil: Dr Lucas Miotto (University of Maastricht, European Law School).
  • México: Dr María de Jesús Medina Arellano (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Instituto de Investigaciones Jurídicas)

Participantes:  aberto a todos, mas com limite de 60 espectadores. Prioridade será dada aos acadêmicos, profissionais e estudantes latino-americanos.

Formato: Zoom, sessões privadas. As sessões não serão transmitidas ao vivo ou ao público. As apresentações dos palestrantes principais serão gravadas e compartilhadas por meio de nossas redes sociais.

Idiomas: Castelhano e Português

Datas e Horário: reuniões mensais

A confirmar Abril de 2022

A confirmar Maio de 2022

A confirmar Junho de 2022

Evento Final: Setembro de 2022

Participação: envie-nos o seu resumo (limite de 500 palavras) para consideração por e-mail:  . Prazo de envio: Sexta-feira 25 de Março de 2022.

Mesas Redondas Juris North 2022: Kelsen en América Latina (Castellano)


Mesas Redondas Juris North 2022

Título: Kelsen en América Latina

Continuando las mesas redondas y congresos de Juris North en 2021 acerca de Kelsen, los eventos en 2022 se centrarán en cómo y porqué el pensamiento Kelseniano ha influenciado en académicos y profesionales en América Latina.


Dr Verónica Rodríguez-Blanco, Surrey Law School

Dr Jorge E. Núñez, Manchester Law School


  • Argentina: María Laura Delucchi (Universidad Nacional de La Plata), Dr Juan Pablo Alonso (Departamento de Filosofía del Derecho, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Derecho), Dr Julieta Rabanos (Istituto Tarello).
  • Brasil: Dr Lucas Miotto (University of Maastricht, European Law School).
  • México: Dr María de Jesús Medina Arellano (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Instituto de Investigaciones Jurídicas)

Participantes: abierto a todos, límite de 60 asistentes. Prioridad para académicos, profesionales y alumnos Latinoamericanos.

Formato: ​Zoom, sesiones privadas. Las sesiones no serán transmitidas en vivo o hechas público. Grabaremos las presentaciones de los expositores principales y las compartiremos a través de nuestras redes sociales.

Idiomas: Castellano y Portugués

Fechas/Hora: reuniones mensuales

A confirmar Abril 2022

A confirmar Mayo 2022

A confirmar Junio 2022

Evento Final: Septiembre 2022

Participación: envíenos su resumen (límite 500 palabras) para ser considerado por email a  . Fecha límite: Viernes 25 de Marzo de 2022.