Global Law and Development Study Center
Business Law and Economic and Social Development
This project aims at studying the normative field that rules the business environment. As it is well known, circulation and distribution of wealth occur in a sphere largely governed by law, in which legal norms and institutions contribute to or discourage economic growth, as well as impact how the wealth produced in a given society is appropriated by different groups. In this sense, the study of the tax system, corporate governance and corporate social responsibility, democratization of capital markets and transnational economic relations, seeks to contribute to the understanding of legal mechanisms related to sustainable development and the expansion of opportunities of social and individual autonomy.
Social and Political Institutions of Democratic Rule of Law
This research line has for its object the functioning of the democratic rule of law institutions responsible for the production, interpretation and application of law, as configured in constitutional and international public spheres. The study of the judiciary and the judicial process, public policy, fundamental rights, international institutions, as well as the risk society, seeks to promote a public understanding of the legal mechanisms that enable or constrain the realization of autonomy. In this line of research are encompassed Public Law, Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, and International Criminal Law.