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Perelman Center for legal philosophy

Henri Buch, Paul Foriers and Chaim Perelman created the Center Perelman for Philosophy of Law in 1967. The history of the Center is linked to the ''School of Brussels'' which was born of the meeting between the observation of the legal practice and the new rhetoric of Perelman. The Centre jointed the Faculty of Law in 1982. The Centre carries on the ''Brussels School 's spirit'' The centre develops its activities in the respect of the philosophy of '' Free Examination'' and with the three concerns of excellence, independence, and openmindedness, especially, on the international level. Transdisciplinary approaches are prioritesed. The main goal of the Centre is to further collective and individual researches in the field of philosophy of law in a large sense. It includes the followings: theory of law and legal methodology, legal logic and rhetoric, natural law, philosophy of law and political philosophy, and in general, all the aspects of the practical reason dealing with law.


Global Law - Human Rights

The purpose of this research program is to study the globalization process of human rights. More precisely, the research aims to evaluate the stakes and identify the conditions, as well as to consider the very hypothesis, of the emergence of global human rights law. There are three sections to this research program, and they correspond to the three main challenges in human rights law with regard to globalization: opposability, justiciability, and universality. In each section, the research will start by identifying the limits of international human rights law in the context of globalization, and will focus next on the solutions that a global human rights law could offer to fill in the gaps. However, the research program does not plan to speculate de lege ferenda on the creation of a global human rights law. Instead, it aims to explore concrete and practical solutions and mechanisms that can be found in positive law and that could confirm the emergence of a global human rights law.