Natural Law Theory in Spain and Portugal

  • Antonio-Enrique Pérez Luño Universidad de Sevilla
Keywords: Natural Law, Human Rights, Philosophy of Law, Moral Values


This article intends to approach briefly the development of Natural Law theories in the Iberian peninsula, focusing in more detail on their evolution and tendencies in the 20th and 21st centuries when they are at a crossroad. Due to this succinctness, the approach will be fundamentally descriptive, however it will try to consider the wide and heterogeneous character of such theories as well as their implications for the doctrine of human rights.

How to Cite
Pérez Luño, A.-E. (2013). Natural Law Theory in Spain and Portugal. The Age of Human Rights Journal, (1), 1-24. Retrieved from