Ten Guidelines for the Correct Interpretation of Rights

  • Rafael De Asís Roig Instituto de Derechos Humanos “Bartolomé de Las Casas”, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Keywords: Human Rights, Fundamental Rights, Criteria of Interpretation, Theory of Law


In this brief work I will propose ten guidelines or criteria to assist in interpreting human and fundamental rights norms in a way that is correct (as much as is reasonable) and that is in line with the perspective of the constitutional court. To do so, I will work from a series of premises to help locate these guidelines within the context of a theory of interpretation.

As might be expected, this theory is itself based on a theory of law. In what follows, I will provide an account of some of the characteristic dimensions of the interpretation of rights norms. Finally I will present the ten guidelines that in fact constitute what I have elsewhere termed as main criteria of interpretation.

How to Cite
De Asís Roig, R. (2013). Ten Guidelines for the Correct Interpretation of Rights. The Age of Human Rights Journal, (1), 25-34. Retrieved from https://revistaselectronicas.ujaen.es/index.php/TAHRJ/article/view/1269