People

Luis Yanes De Dominicis

Postgraduate Research Student
School of Law
 Luis Yanes De Dominicis

Profile

Biography

Luis Felipe Yanes is a PhD candidate at the School of Law's Human Rights Centre of the University of Essex and a Research and Program Assistant of the Essex Business and Human Rights Project. Luis is a former Human Rights Specialist of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) at the Organization of American States. Between 2013 and 2016, Luis held several positions at the IACHR, having been the senior lawyer of the Protection Group, in charge of the Commissions precautionary measures mechanism. During his time at the Commission, Luis supported the work of the former Unit on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights with precautionary measures related to the right to health, adequate food, water, shelter, culture and education. Luis has worked in the fields of Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights and Indigenous Peoples with PROVEA (Programa Venezolano de Educación y Acción en Derechos Humanos) and with the Human Rights Centre of Universidad Metropolitana, where he was also a teaching assistant and researcher at the Department of International Law. Luis Felipe studied Law at the Universidad Metropolitana (Venezuela) with a diploma in International Public Law at the same University. He later pursued an LLM in Economic, Social and Cultural Rights at the University of Essex. TEACHING: - Jurisprudence (LW301) - The Inter-American System of Human Rights (LW920) RECENT PUBLICATIONS: - Opinio Juris, A Business and Human Rights Treaty: The Risks of Human Rights Counter-Diplomacy (August 2018) - SLSA Blog, Deconstructing the meaning of Art: a thing or a right? (May 2018) - Essex Human Rights Centre Blog, Crossing the Niagara Falls on a Bicycle? The enduring hospital crisis in Latin America (January 2018) SELECTED CONFERECES AND PRESENTATIONS: - SLSA Annual Conference (March 2018). Papers presented: The Human Right to Art: The Enjoyment of Artistic Expressions (Art, Culture and Law Stream) -University of Liverpool Postgraduate Conference in International Law and Human Rights: The Notion of Change in International Law and Human Rights (March 2018). Paper presented: Investing in Social Rights: Framing the Legitimate expectations of Investors. - University of Glasgow, Human Rights Consortium at the School of Advance Study of the University of London, University of Essex,: Human Rights Research Students Conference (July 2017). Paper presented: Improving International Investment Agreements through the lens of the Declaration on the Right to Development: Participation, Equity and Non-Discrimination. - George Washington University: Presentation to Diplomats of CARICOM (May 2016) The past, present and future of the precautionary measures mechanisms of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

Research and professional activities

Thesis

Investing in Social Rights: Framing the Leitimate Expectations of Investors

Supervisor: Professor Paul Hunt , and Dr Anil Yilmaz Vastardis

Research interests

Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Key words: Health, Adequate standard of living, Water, Education, Housing

Business and Human Rights

Key words: Investment, Trade, ESCR

Human Rights and Development

Key words: Financial Institutions, Economic agreements, Indigenous and Tribal Peoples

International Investment Law

Key words: Fair and equitable treatment standard, legitimate expectations, human rights

The Inter-American System of Human Rights

Particular interest in the role of the System in the advancement of economic, social and cultural rights in the Americas. The role of its preventative mechanism - precautionary and provisional measures - is of particular interest, specially when related to the possibility of tackling structural or systematic problems related to health, education, and malnutrition. As well, the System's approach to the obligations of state members in regards to business enterprises.

Key words: ESCR, preventive measures, corporate actors

Legal Theory

Key words: Philosophical foundations of contractual law, Theories of Justice

Contact

lyanez@essex.ac.uk

Location:

Colchester Campus