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About Kieran Oberman

Kieran Oberman is a Chancellor's Fellow at Edinburgh University.  His work has appeared in a range of journals including Ethics, Political Studies and Res Publica.  His forthcoming article, "Immigration as a Human Right", and other pre-publications, are available on his page.  He is a member of the Just World Institute and a regular contributor to the JWI blog.

Articles by Kieran Oberman

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

¿Tiene Cataluña derecho a la secesión?

Habiendo enseñado filosofía de la secesión en universidades de todo el mundo, sólo ahora, en reacción a Cataluña, tengo una idea de lo que puede justificar o no el derecho a la independencia. English

Does Catalonia have a right to secede?

Having taught the philosophy of secession at universities around the world, only now, in reaction to Catalonia, do I have a sense of what justifies the right to independence... Español

Should Scotland vote for what is best for Scotland?

The whole world will feel the impact of Scottish independence, and the referendum debate must consider which result will be best not just for Scots, but for people everywhere.

Immigration is a human right

Not only should we all have the right to move, but other vital rights are dependent upon it.

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