The Purported Moral Deficiency of Borders? A Tribute to Professor Barbara Hudson

  • Ediberto Román Universidade Estadual de Ponta Grossa


In her final work, Professor Hudson writes a provocative and timely essay addressing the tension between the right Western sovereigns bestow on their members and the purported threshold or floor of basic rights held by all according to ethical norms codified in international agreements. Her central query of whether “borders are necessary” seems to be a valid theoretical question the West must come to terms with if in fact it is going to give teeth to international, or ethics-based norms as perhaps she would put it.

Biografia do Autor

Ediberto Román, Universidade Estadual de Ponta Grossa
Professor of Law in the Florida International University College of Law, and author of law review articles. Healso authored The Other American Colonies: An International and Constitutional Law Examination of the United States’ Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Island Conquests (Carolina Academic Press, 2005), which was nominated for the Law & Society  Association’s James Willard Hurst Prize for Best Work in Legal History.
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