Leading Researcher: Luísa Neto / Anabela Costa Leão
This project aims to reflect on fundamental rights in a context of diversity. Based on a pluralist understanding of constitutional law that will contribute to cement an inclusive society, the protection of today's fundamental rights face challenges arising from the tensions between unity and diversity and from the demands for increased protection in the event of multiple and often cross-vulnerabilities.
In fact, these tensions (in terms of forecasting and enforcement, eg. judicial) are revealed not only within the socially and culturally diverse State, but also beyond its borders, given the complex network of internormativity and the reality of multilevel production of Law.
The project intends to discuss and analyse the specific problems of vulnerable groups that demand specific consideration of the principle of equality and the consideration of a - possibly generic - duty of care committed to the State.
In line with the openness to interdisciplinarity that the theme necessarily calls for, the project gathers a multidisciplinary team of researchers, integrated by academics from different lines of research at CIJE but also from other scientific areas and other legal and cultural referents.
In 2019, in the course of its research activities, namely in the area of dissemination of results and advanced research, the following major events and publications took place: