Dr. Amartya Sen on Constitutional Interpretation, Language and Human Rights

Dr. Amartya Sen on Constitutional Interpretation, Language and Human Rights Owen J. Roberts Memorial Lecture in Constitutional Law At the 2011 Owen J. Roberts Memorial Lecture in Constitutional Law, Professor Amartya Sen presented a short paper on the philosophy of language and the evolution of interpreting constitutional and human rights provisions over time. Professor Sen argued that the act of constitutional interpretation itself must confront the particular philosophical language problems of interpreting the collection of words of which a constitution is explicitly constitutive, thus casting doubts over the Originalism of Robert Bork and the… Read More