Author Archives: Sergio Chaparro Hernandez

About Sergio Chaparro Hernandez

Sergio Chaparro Hernandez works as Program Officer on Human Rights in Economic Policy at the Center for Economic and Social Rights. He is an economist, a philosopher and holds a Master in Law from the National University of Colombia. He is co-author of Irrational Punishments: Drug Laws and Incarceration in Latin America (CEDD, 2017) and Assessing Austerity: Monitoring the Human Rights Impacts of Fiscal Consolidation (CESR, 2018).

Inequality, Human Rights, and Social Rights: Tensions and Complementarities

Abstract: Economic inequality is increasingly recognized as one of the main problems of our time. But what human rights have to say about it? Are human rights effective tools for tackling inequality, as human rights practitioners have argued, or are they powerless and inadequate tools to challenge inequality in the age of neoliberalism, as stated recently by Yale’s professor Samuel Moyn? This article examines the complex relations between economic inequality and human rights, especially economic and social rights (ESR), by exploring the arguments behind these Continue reading → Continue reading →