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Professor Tetsu Sakurai

Professor Tetsu Sakurai

Professor of Contemporary Jurisprudence at the Graduate School of Intercultural Studies, Kobe University

Global justice, particularly the tension between fundamental human rights and national membership in liberal democracies


Biography:

Tetsu Sakurai is Professor of Contemporary Jurisprudence at the Graduate School of Intercultural Studies, Kobe University. He is a legal philosopher, and his current research is focused on global justice and particularly on a tension between fundamental human rights and national membership in liberal democracies.  His most recent articles include 'Can We Justify a Human Right to Democracy?', Philosophy Study 3 (2013), and 'Should Society Guarantee Individuals a Right to Keep 'Normal Functioning'? A Genetic Minimalist Approach in a Globalized World', in M. Albers, T. Hoffmann and J. Reinhardt eds., Human Rights and Human Nature, Springer, 2014.  He also co-edited Human Rights and Global Justice, Franz Steiner, 2014.