Martí Franquès Research Fellowship Programme

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Trainee predoctoral researcher
In general, be in possession of an official undergraduate degree, or equivalent, and of a master degree, and have passed a minimum of 300 ECTS credits during the course of their official university studies, of which at least 60 must be master`s degree credits.
Department of Private, Procedural and Financial Law
The tangibility of the right to housing
Many countries have in their constitutions the right to housing. Many others have signed international treaties and have accepted committments towards the realization of this right. The reality is, though, that the universal right to housing is not a reality anywhere. Although some attempts to achieve it have started in several national and international courts and committees, there is still a long way to go as this right usually conflicts with other interests and rights such as the general planning of economy. Private law is a powerful tool to make the right to housing real but remains unexplored in contrast to other disciplines that traditionally have approached the right of housing. In this context, it is essential to find ways to help those housing-exluded to ask for a tangible right to housing on the basis of laws, policies and good practices identified in different countries and try to implement them in others where do not exist. Thus, these are the following objectives of the project: - Understand different basic related concepts such as "subjective rights", "fundamental rights", "human rights", "affordable housing", "social housing", "housing deprivation", housing-urban related topics, etc. - Cross-analyse the situation of the "formal" right to housing in several countries with a comparative perspective. - Analyse the tools available at international level to claim the right to housing for breach in a given country (eg. CESCR). - Analyse the tools that help in those countries to make the right to housing real and tangible. These tools may be legal but also technological, organizational or technical. Some examples of these might be intermediate tenures, collaborative housing, blockchain or innovative architectonic approaches. - Export the policies, laws and goods practices found in those countries to others where are not present to test their replicability. - Reconstruct and identify the main factors that indicate the justiciability of housing, beyond the legal framework, so that the legislative and executive authorities have better guidance for the design of housing policies.
12 months
Full time
16450.20 €
37.5 hours a week
a determinar
01 February 2021
  1. Photocopy of identity card, resident`s card or passport currently in force
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Photocopy of the certificate of the official academic qualification or proof of payment of the fees for the issuance of the certificate that allows the holder to access the doctoral studies. Students who are registered on an official university master`s course that allows them to access the doctoral programme during the 2020/2021 academic year must present a photocopy of their master`s course registration form.
  4. Photocopy of academic transcript of the undergraduate degree.
  5. Photocopy of academic transcript of the master`s degree. Candidates who have not completed their master’s degrees must send their provisional academic transcript.
  6. Declaration of equivalence (The equivalence document of the average grade is mandatory if the Bacherlor degree and/or Master has been studied abroad (out of Spain)). Remember that this document must be signed
  7. Motivation letter (Optional)
  8. Reference letter (Optional)
  9. Accreditation of linguistic knowledge of English (Optional)
15 November 2020