Author Archives: León Castellanos Jankiewicz

About León Castellanos Jankiewicz

León Castellanos Jankiewicz is a PhD Candidate in International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. He is also a Visiting Researcher at Harvard Law School, and a Doc.Mobility Fellow at the Swiss National Science Foundation.

Human Rights and the End of Status

When Solon gave Athens her laws, he developed egalitarian citizenship by democratizing practices hitherto reserved to nobility. His gesture to the intermediate classes laid the groundwork for Athenian democracy, and anticipated a period of classical splendor to boot. But the idea of group equality – for all its historical instructiveness for understanding the legal position of individuals in society – has received surprisingly little attention in attempts to grasp the foundations of contemporary human rights law. This is especially puzzling considering that the recognition of Continue reading →