Radboud University PhD Position 2011 in Philosophy of Law, Netherland

Radboud University PhD Position 2011 in Philosophy of Law, Netherlands

Doctorate positions in the field of Philosophy of Law at Radboud University in Netherlands-2011

Study Subject: Philosophy of Law
Employer: Radboud University
Level: PhD

The PhD project involves writing a dissertation on the following topic: ‘Human Rights and Human Duties: Assessing the Obligations entailed in Human Rights’. You have an MA in Philosophy and/ or Law with a clear interest in a philosophical and conceptual approach to legal questions. Furthermore you should have excellent analytical and writing skills in English and Dutch. You have teaching skills or are willing to obtain these skills.The initial contract will be for one and a half years, which then will be renewed if the progress made under this first contract is satisfactory. An employment of 0,8 FTE is negotiable. Commencement date: 1 July (at the latest).

The research aims at the following objectives:

Analysing the conceptual link between human rights and human duties.
Developing a normative theory of human duties.
Proposing practical guidelines for the assessment of the legal implications of human duties.
Alongside the PhD research, the candidate is required to make a small contribution to the teaching of the Philosophy of Law department in the Bachelor of Law programme of the Faculty of Law.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 6 April 2011

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