Dr Saladin Meckled-Garcia
Room: 2.03, 29/30 Tavistock Sq.
Tel: 020 7679 4947
Saladin obtained his undergraduate degree in Philosophy from Kings College, London, before graduating with a Doctorate in Political Philosophy, from UCL. He took up a Special Fellowship in Philosophy (UCL, Philosophy Dept.), giving a series of inter-collegiate lectures on the philosophy of the young Marx, before becoming a Junior Research Fellow at Birmingham University, and then a Rubin Senior Research Fellow in Human Rights at the School of Public Policy UCL. He joined the faculty of the Department of Political Science at UCL in 2003 as a Lecturer (now Associate Professor) in Human Rights and Political Philosophy).
He founded the Human Rights programme at the School of Public Policy (Department of Political Science), having designed and launched the MA in Human Rights in 2003. He is also co-founder and Director of the UCL Institute for Human Rights.
He has been on the editorial board of Imprints, Journal of Egalitarian Theory and Policy, an associate editor for Res Publica, and a referee for a variety of journals (including Political Studies, The Journal of Political Philosophy, Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, Politics, Philosophy and Economics, The Philosophical Quarterly, Review of International Studies, the Journal of Applied Philosophy, Moral Theory and Practice).
More recently, Saladin co-founded the first UK-Latin America Political Philosophy Research Network, with colleagues from Argentina and Mexico (and a growing number of scholars from other Latin American countries). This has been made possible by the award of a British Academy International Partnership Grant.
Dr Meckled-Garcia's research focuses on finding the links between adopting different ethical theories and the upshots that this has for what we do in practice. He focuses on the ethical fields of human rights, justice, and international justice, and on key concepts in those fields, such as responsibility, duty, rights, complicity, liability, and practical reasons. He is particularly interested in tracing the values that might motivate us to adopt different accounts of those components, and what this means in practice.
- S. Meckled-Garcia and G. Aitchison Cornish, ‘Against online public shaming – ethical problems with mass social media’ forthcoming in Social Theory and Practice.
- S. Meckled-Garcia, 'Two (different) types of human rights duties', Law, Ethics, and Philosophy, 6, 2018: 92-119.
- S. Meckled-Garcia, 'Natural duties of justice in a world of states', Journal of Applied Philosophy, 35(1), 2018:70-89
- S. Meckled-Garcia, 'Two concepts of justice, and of its scope', Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, 19(5), 2016: 534-554
- S. Meckled-Garcia, 'Specifying human rights', in Cruft, R., Liao, S. M., and Renzo, M., eds., Philosophical foundations of human rights, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015
- S. Meckled-Garcia, 'What comes first, democracy or human rights?', Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, 17(6), 2014: 681-688
- S. Meckled-Garcia, 'The practice dependence red herring and better reasons for restricting the scope of justice', Raisons Politiques, (English Language Special Issue), September, 2013
- S. Meckled-Garcia, 'Giving up the goods: rethinking the human right to subsistence, institutional justice, and imperfect duties', Journal of Applied Philosophy, 30(1), 2013
- S. Meckled-Garcia, 'Does the WTO violate human rights (and do I help it)? Beyond the metaphor of complicity for systemic global poverty', Political Studies, 62(2), 2014
- S. Meckled-Garcia, 'Is there really a 'global human rights deficit'? Consequentialist liability and cosmopolitan alternatives', in Gillian Brock, ed., Cosmopolitanism versus non-cosmopolitanism, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013
- With replies by Elizabeth Ashford and Thomas Pogge.
- S. Meckled-Garcia, Virginia Mantouvalou, Colm O'ccinneide, Jeff King, and Ronan McCrea, "Submission on a British Bill of Rights to the Government Commission on a Bill of Rights", London: Institute for Human Rights Publications, 11 Nov. 2011
- S. Meckled-Garcia, 'International Law and the Limits of Global Justice', Review of International Studies, 37(5), 2011
- S. Meckled-Garcia, 'Do Transnational Economic Effects Violate Human Rights?', Journal of Ethics and Global Politics, Sept. 2009
- S. Meckled-Garcia, 'Global Justice and Human Rights', (5000 word article), in David P. Forsyth, ed., Oxford Encyclopedia of Human Rights, OUP, July 2009
- S. Meckled-Garcia, 'Global Justice and International Law', in B. Cali ed., International Law for International Relations, OUP, 2009
- S. Meckled-Garcia, 'How not to think about human rights and (global) justice' (in Spanish), Mariano Garreta Leclercq and Julio Montero (eds.), Human Rights, Democracy and Deliberation in a Transnational World (Derechos Humanos, Democracia y Deliberacion en un Mundo Transnacional), Buenos Aires: Prometeo, 2009
- S. Meckled-Garcia, 'On the Very Idea of Cosmopolitan Justice', Journal of Political Philosophy, Vol. 16/3, September 2008
- S. Meckled-Garcia & B. Cali, eds., The Legalization of Human Rights: Multidisciplinary Perspectives, Oxford: Routledge, 2006
- S. Meckled-Garcia and B. Cali, 'Lost in Translation: The Human Rights Ideal and International Human Rights Law', in Meckled-Garcia and Cali, eds., The Legalisation of Human Rights, 2005
- S. Meckled-Garcia, 'Neo-Positivism About Rights: What's wrong with rights as enforceable claims', Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, CV(1), 2004
- S. Meckled-Garcia, 'International Neutrality and Human Rights', Res Publica, 10(2) 2004
- S. Meckled-Garcia, 'Toleration and Neutrality: saving an unhappy marriage?' (A Reply To Peter Jones' critique of my original paper: 'Toleration and Neutrality: Incompatible Ideals?') in Toleration, Neutrality and Democracy, Dario Castiglione and Catriona McKinnon, eds., Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2004
- S. Meckled-Garcia, ‘Toleration and Neutrality: Incompatible Ideals?’, Toleration, A Special Issue of Res Publica, 7(3), 2001 . Re-printed in Toleration, Neutrality and Democracy, Dario Castiglione and Catriona McKinnon, eds., (Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, December 2003)
- S. Meckled-Garcia, ‘International Justice, Human Rights and Security after 11th September,’ Imprints, 6 (2),2002
- S. Meckled-Garcia, ‘Why Work Harder? Equality, Social Duty and the Market’, Political Studies, September 2002.
- Dr Meckled-Garcia teaches the Masters’ modules: Theoretical Foundations of Human Rights (PUBL0018), Normative Methods, Legal Analysis, and Research Skills (PUBL0057), and the Ethics of Poverty (PUBL00513.
- He has supervised a number of doctoral students who have gone on to obtain academic positions at leading universities around the globe.
- Areas in which Saladin would be interested in supervising Doctoral research projects: Human Rights Theory; Rights Theory; International Justice Theory; International Legal Theory; Theories of Political Responsibility; Perfect and Imperfect Duties in Political Theory; Theories of Justice; Dworkin and Interpretation; Theory/Normative Methodology; Political Neutrality.