Title: The reality of rights. On horizontal and vertical relationships in law
Authors: Greco, Tommaso
Keywords: RIGHTS
OBLIGATIONS
GUARANTEES
SOFT LAW
SOCIAL BONDS
DERECHOS
DEBERES
GARANTÍAS
VÍNCULO SOCIAL
Issue Date: Jul-2015
Publisher: Universidad Católica de Colombia. Facultad de Derecho
Citation: Greco, T. (2015). The reality of rights. On horizontal and vertical relationships in law. Soft Power, 2(2), 161-173. Recuperado de https://editorial.ucatolica.edu.co/ojsucatolica/revistas_ucatolica/index.php/SoftP/article/view/1792/1633
Abstract: A pesar de las novedades de las últimas décadas, el pensamiento jurídico todavía parece preso en la creencia positivista que sólo lo que es fortalecido por la sanción jurídica del Estado puede tener valor jurídico. Algunas reticencias acerca del soft law son una manifestación de esta actitud, que disminuye la importancia de las obligaciones primarias, y que proviene del hecho de que no se toman en serio las consecuencias normativas de las relaciones sociales, olvidando la importancia que las obligaciones horizontales tienen para el orden social y jurídico. De esta manera, no se puede comprender la realidad de los derechos, cuya eficacia está garantizada principalmente por el reconocimiento mutuo entre los sujetos de las relaciones.
Despite many developments in recent decades, legal theory still seems prisoner to the positivist belief that only norms backed by state sanction can be deemed legal. The misgivings voiced concerning the notion of ‘soft law’ are evidence of this belief. This stance, which minimizes the significance of primary obligations, stems from the failure to take seriously the normative capacity of social relations, and thereby overlooks the foundational value that horizontal obligations have for the social and legal order. And in doing so, it risks misunderstanding the reality of rights, whose efficacy is guaranteed first and foremost through the mutual recognition between subjects in a relationship.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10983/23173
ISSN: 2389-8232
Is part of: Soft Power, Vol. 2, no. 2 (jul.-dic. 2015); p. 161-173
Appears in Collections:CAI. Soft Power

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