Research Group on Global Justice

The Research Group on Global Justice (RGGJ) studies questions concerning the philosophical and normative grounding of the historical and political development of global, international and transnational agents, institutions, structures and practices. Open with respect to theoretical perspectives and methodologies, the RGGJ focuses on themes such as the standing, rights and duties of individuals, groups, non-state actors, non-governmental organizations and states in a transnational context; the legitimacy of international institutions and structures; the concept of human rights; state sovereignty; the self-determination of peoples; international law; global distributive and social justice, and just development; justice in international migration; the ethics of war; feminist critiques and visions of international and global order; historic injustice in a global and transnational context; race, colonialism and empire in the formation of global order and justice; and environmental justice.