prof. dr. mr. Bas de Gaay Fortman
b.degaayfortman@uu.nl
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Chair
Professor of Political Economy of Human Rights
Endowed by Utrecht School of Law
Date of appointment 01.09.2000
Inaugural lecture date 21.05.2001
Profile

Bastiaan de Gaay Fortman is Honorary Professor of Political Economy of Human Rights in the Utrecht School of Law (since 2000). Apart from several visiting professorships  (among which the Msgr Willy Onclin Chair in Comarative Canon Law at the University of Leuven), has also taught at the Free University, Amsterdam (1965-1967), the University of Zambia in Lusaka (1967-1971) and the International Institute of Social Studies in The Hague, where from 1972 to 2002 he held the Chair in Political Economy. From the Free University, Amsterdam he has a Master of Laws degree (Magister Iuris) as well as a Drs (MSc) in Economics (both cum laude). He received his PhD on the basis of a doctoral dissertation entitled Theory of Competition Policy – A Confrontation of Economic, Political, and Legal Principles (Amsterdam: North-Holland Publishing Company, 1966). His numerous publications generally focus on political economy of jurisprudence (including human rights) and political economy of security and conflict. From 1971 to 1991 he was also a member of the Netherlands Parliament, first in the lower house as leader of a party represented in government, and then as a senator. From 1977-1984 he was Chair of Oxfam-Novib; more recently he has chaired the Netherlands Institute for Southern Africa. His latest book is Political Economy of Human Rights. Rights, Realities and Realization (Routledge 2012, paperback).

 

 

 

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Strategic themes / Focus areas
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Curriculum vitae


Chair in Political Economy of Human Rights as from 1 September 2000

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All publications
  2015 - Articles
de Gaay Fortman, B. & Marcatelli, M. (2015). Between Soft Legality and Strong Legitimacy - A Political Economy Approach to the Struggle for Basic Entitlements to Safe Water and Sanitation. Human rights quarterly, 37 (4), (pp. 941–976).
  2015 - Book parts / chapters
de Gaay Fortman, B. (2015). The crowbar to universality: implications of ‘equal in rights’. In Marjolein van den Brink , Susanne Burri & Jenny Goldschmidt (Eds.), Equality and human rights: nothing but trouble? Liber amicorum Titia Loenen (pp. 21-43) (23 p.). Utrecht: Universiteit Utrecht.
  2014 - Book parts / chapters
de Gaay Fortman, B. (2014). Article 1 UDHR: from Credo to Realisation. In Yves Haeck , Brianne McGonigle Leyh, Clara Burbano-Herrera & Diana Contreras-Garduño (Eds.), The Realisation of Human Rights: When Theory Meets Practice - Studies in Honour of Leo Zwaak (pp. 41-53). Antwerp: Intersentia.
de Gaay Fortman, B. (2014). Equal dignity in international human rights. In Marcus Düwell , Jens Braarvig, Roger Brownsword & Dietmar Mieth (Eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Human Dignity - Interdisciplinary Perspectives (pp. 355-362). Cambridge University Press.
  2013 - Articles
  2013 - Book parts / chapters
de Gaay Fortman, B. (2013). Mozes en de profeten. Oecumenische reflectie op de economische orde. In Paul van Geest (Eds.), Vrienden met de mammon. De levensbeschouwelijke dimensie in de economie (pp. 229-255). Almere: Parthenon.
de Gaay Fortman, B. (2013). Volkenrechtsgeleerde en staatsman. Peter Kooijmans (1933-2013). In Carla van Baalen (Eds.), De Republiek van Oranje, 1813-2013, Jaarboek Parlementaire Geschiedenis 2013 (pp. 171-175 ). Amsterdam: Boom.
  2012 - Articles
de Gaay Fortman, B. (02.04.2012). Bas de Gaay Fortman ontmaskert de truc achter de bezuinigingsgeruchten. Vice versa
de Gaay Fortman, B. (2012). Human Rights as 'Regulae Iuris': An Inquiry into the Dialectics of Legality versus Legitimacy. European Review of Private Law, 2, (pp. 409-424) (16 p.).
de Gaay Fortman, B. (2012). Human Rights in a Political Economy Perspective. Interview on the academic website www.e-ir.info, december 2012
de Gaay Fortman, B. (27.08.2012). Interview – Political Economy of Human Rights. E-International Relations
de Gaay Fortman, B. (24.05.2012). Onhandig GroenLinks riep mediaramp over zichzelf af. Trouw
de Gaay Fortman, B. (12.04.2012). Over de rechtsstaat. Trouw
de Gaay Fortman, B. (09.10.2012). 'Partijtop' hielp GroenLinks van de wal in de sloot. Trouw
  2012 - Book parts / chapters
de Gaay Fortman, B. (2012). Human rights, international, entry. In K. Helmut, Anheier & M. Juergensmeyer (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Global Studies (pp. 816-822). London: Thousand Oaks.
  2011 - Articles
de Gaay Fortman, B. (09.06.2011). Bas de Gaay Fortman geeft wake-up call aan mensenrechtenorganisaties. Vice versa
de Gaay Fortman, B. (05.12.2011). E-international. E-International Relations
de Gaay Fortman, B. (2011). Human Rights in the Context of International Relations, published July 30, 2011,. E-International Relations
de Gaay Fortman, B. (2011). Minderheidsrechten: een Majeure Misvatting, Vrede en Veiligheid. Vrede en veiligheid, 40 (1), (pp. 26-41) (16 p.).
de Gaay Fortman, B. (26.10.2011). over zijn boek Political Economy of Human Rights. Rights, Realities and Realization. Vice versa
de Gaay Fortman, B. (2011). Political Economy of Human Rights: The Quest for Relevance and Realization, published August 18, 2011. E-International Relations
de Gaay Fortman, B. (2011). Religion and Human Rights: A Dialectical Relationship, published on December 5, 2011. E-International Relations
de Gaay Fortman, B. (15.03.2011). Situatie in Libië rechtvaardigt ingrijpen van andere landen. Trouw
  2011 - Books
de Gaay Fortman, B. (2011). Doe het! Paulus’ Testament van Burgerlijke Waarden. (62 p.). Gorinchem: Narratio.
de Gaay Fortman, B. (2011). Political Economy of Human Rights. Rights, Realities and Realization. (256 p.). London/New York: Routledge.
  2010 - Book parts / chapters
de Gaay Fortman, B. (2010). A Pobreza como Falta de Habitação: Fazem sentido as perspetivas baseadas nos direitos?. Direito Internacional da Pobreza. Un discurso emergente Cascais: Sururu Produçoes Culturais.
de Gaay Fortman, B. (2010). Introduction. In B. de Gaay Fortman, K. Martens & M.A. Mohamed Salih (Eds.), Between text and context. Hermeneutics, scriptural politics and human rights (pp. 1-21) (21 p.). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
de Gaay Fortman, B. & Mohamed Salih, M.A. (2010). Religious identity, difference and human rights: The crucial role of hermeneutics. In B. de Gaay Fortman, K. Martens & M. A. Mohamed Salih (Eds.), Between text and context. Hermeneutics, scriptural politics and human rights New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
de Gaay Fortman, B. (2010). The violence among Peoples in the Light of Human Frustration and Aggression. Erranos Yearbook 2006/2007/2008 Einsiedeln: Daimon Verlag.
de Gaay Fortman, B. (2010). Violence among Peoples in the Light of Human frustration and Aggression. Eranos Yearbook 2006/2007/2008 Einsiedeln: Damon Verlag.
  2010 - Inaugural speech
de Gaay Fortman, B. (10.09.2010). Minority rights: a major misconception?. (49 p.). Utrecht: University Utrecht.
  2009 - Articles
de Gaay Fortman, B. (2009). Fifth International conference on Human Rights ‘Peace, Human Rights and Religion. Newsletter School of Human Rights Research, 13 (3), (pp. 2-4) (2 p.).
de Gaay Fortman, B. (2009). Teocracia, Democracia y Secularización, ¿Hay espacio para el recuerdo?. Anales de la Cátedra Francisco Suárez, 42 (2008), (pp. 119-135) (16 p.).
de Gaay Fortman, B. (2009). Teocrazia, democrazia e secollarizzazione: è possibile un compromesso?. Daimon, Annuario di diritto comparato delle religioni, 8 (2008), (pp. 315-331) (16 p.).
de Gaay Fortman, B. (2009). Theocracy, Democracy and Secularization: Is There Room for Compromise?. SA. Sociological Analysis, 2 (2), (pp. 57-68) (11 p.).
  2009 - Book parts / chapters
de Gaay Fortman, B. (2009). Environmental Security, Politics and Markets. In M.A. Mohamed Salih (Eds.), Climate Change and Sustainable Development: New Challenges for Poverty Reduction (pp. 109-126) (17 p.). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing.
de Gaay Fortman, B. & Mohamed Salih, M. (2009). The Life and Times of Religion and Human Rights. In K. Wellman & M. Habibi Modjandeh (Eds.), Theoretical Foundations of Human Rights. Collected Papers of the Second International Conference on Human Rights (pp. 186-202) (16 p.). Qom: Mofid University Press.
  2009 - Book reviews
de Gaay Fortman, B. (2009). Bookreview World Poverty and Human Rights. Journal of human development and capabilities, 10, (pp. 301-302) (2 p.).
  2008 - Articles
de Gaay Fortman, B. (2008). Religione e diritti hmani: Storia e teoria, daimon, annuario di diritto comparato delle religioni. 's-Hertogenbosch, 7 (2007), (pp. 21-48) (27 p.).
de Gaay Fortman, B. (2008). Theocracy, democracy and secularization: Is there room for compromise. SA. Sociological Analysis, 2 (2), (pp. 57-68) (11 p.).
  2008 - Book parts / chapters
de Gaay Fortman, B. (2008). Beating the state at its own game. An Inquiry into the intricacies of sovereignty and the separation of powers. In I. Boerefijn & J.E. Goldschmidt (Eds.), Changing perceptions of Sovereignty and Human Rights (pp. 41-57) (16 p.). Antwerpen: Intersentia.
de Gaay Fortman, B. (2008). Codes construeren en communiceren. De politieke exemplar in het ultrakorte verhaal. In B. Becking & A. Merz (Eds.), Verhaal als identiteits-code, Utrecht als theologische reeks nr. 60 (pp. 133-142) (9 p.). Utrecht: Universiteit Utrecht.
de Gaay Fortman, B. (2008). From the Zambian Reality towards meaningful development cooperation. Keynote address on the Zambian Day (pp. 1-15) (15 p.). The Hague: Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
de Gaay Fortman, B. (2008). Moses and all the prophets. A constructive critique on ecumenical response to economic injustice. In F. Bouwen (Eds.), Sixty years: The ecumenical movement at a crossroads (pp. 62-87) (25 p.). Kampen: Kok.
de Gaay Fortman, B. (2008). Van overkant to overkant. Onderzoek naar aard en aanpak van het Nederlands Afrikabeleid Bilateraal 1998-2006 (pp. 1-30) (30 p.). The Hague: Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  2008 - Reports
de Ruijter, A. & de Gaay Fortman, B. (2008). Van overkant tot overkant, evaluatie van de IOB evaluatie inzake Afrika. (35 p.). Den Haag: Opdracht van Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken.
  2007 - Articles
de Gaay Fortman, B. (2007). Bespiegelingen van een lekenprediker. Kerk en theologie, 58, (pp. 346-364) (19 p.).
  2007 - Books
de Gaay Fortman, B. (2007). Towards Non-Exclusive Truth, in Between Text and Context. Hermeneutics, Scriptural Politics and Human Rights, a Conference Report. (6 p.). Utrecht: Utrecht University.
de Gaay Fortman, B. (2007). Zoeken naar recht. (64 p.). Gorinchem: Narratio.
  2007 - Book parts / chapters
de Gaay Fortman, B. (2007). Protection or Prosciption? Cultural Practices Against the Background of Religious Pluralism. In M. L. Loenen & J. E. Goldschmidt (Eds.), Religious pluralism and human rights in Europe: where to draw the line? (pp. 239-250) (12 p.). Antwerpen: Intersentia.
  2006 - Articles
  2006 - Book parts / chapters
de Gaay Fortman, B. (2006). Human rights entry. In David Clark (Eds.), Elgar companion on development studies (pp. 260-266) (7 p.). Cheltenham (UK): Edward Elgar Publishing.
de Gaay Fortman, B. (2006). Poverty as a failure of entitlement: Do rights-based approaches make sense. In Lucy Williams (Eds.), International poverty law: An emerging discourse (pp. 34-49) (16 p.). London/New York: Zed Books.
de Gaay Fortman, B. (2006). Safe water: An enquiry into water entitlements and human rights. In J.W. de Visser & C. Mbazira (Eds.), Delivery: Public or private? (pp. 1-29) (29 p.). Utrecht: Utrecht University (NILOS).
de Gaay Fortman, B. (2006). The Sacred realm: Domain of new threats and challenges. In Georg Frerks & Berman Klein Goldewijk (Eds.), Human security and international insecurity (pp. 153-165) (13 p.). Wageningen: Wageningen University Press.
  2006 - Book editorship
de Gaay Fortman, B. (2006). Culture of hope. (96 p.). Den Haag: Prince Claus Fund.
  2005 - Articles
de Gaay Fortman, B. (2005). Amerikaanse superioriteit ingebed: multilateralisme als bijproduct. Internationale Spectator, 59 (2), (pp. 69-76) (8 p.).
de Gaay Fortman, B. (2005). From Dissociated Hegemony Towards Embedded Hegemony: Multilateralism as a By-Product of American Security Concerns. The ISYP Journal on Science and World Affairs, 1 (2), (pp. 123-133) (11 p.).
de Gaay Fortman, B. (2005). Violence among peoples in the light of human frustrations and aggression. European journal of pharmacology, 526, (pp. 2-8) (7 p.).
  2005 - Book parts / chapters
de Gaay Fortman, B. & Dhanrajgir, N. (2005). From Dissociated Hegemony Towards Embedded Hegemony: Multilateralism as a By-Product of American Security Concerns. In A. Petersen & J.P. Pardo-Guerra (Eds.), Remember Your Humanity (pp. 123-133) (11 p.). Amsterdam: Het Spinhuis Publishers.
de Gaay Fortman, B. (2005). Het tweesnijdend zwaard van de mondialisering. In P.A. de Vries (Eds.), Een kwestie van kiezen. Over de subjectiviteit van rationele economie (pp. 39-45) (7 p.). Doorn: SBI.
  2004 - Articles
de Gaay Fortman, B. (2004). Een geloofsbelijdenis als antwoord op economisch onrecht. Het goede leven, week 52, (pp. 6-8) (3 p.).
de Gaay Fortman, B. (2004). Het tweesnijdende zwaard van de mondialisering. Het goede leven, week 34, (pp. 6-8) (3 p.).
  2004 - Book parts / chapters
de Gaay Fortman, B. (2004). In Search of a New Paradigm. Development Interventionism in a Human Dignity Perspective. In A. Kumar Giri & e.a. (Eds.), The Development of Religion. The Religion of Development (pp. 19-29) (208 p.). Delft: Eburon.
de Gaay Fortman, B. (2004). Quod Omnes Tangit. Inaugural Address on Accepting the Msgr. Willy Onclin Chair 2004 at the Catholic University of Louvain. In R. Torfs, B. de Gaay Fortman & J. Vyver (Eds.), Canonical Testament (pp. 23-45) (87 p.). Louvain: Peeters Publishers, This volume contains the lectures of The Monsignor W. Onclin Chair 2004.
de Gaay Fortman, B. (2004). The Golden Triangle of Human Dignity: Human Security, Human Development and Human Rights. In M. Muller & B. de Gaay Fortman (Eds.), From Warfare to Welfare. Human Security in a Southern African Context (pp. 5-16) (124 p.). Assen: Royal van Gorcum.
de Gaay Fortman, B. (2004). The Human Rights Mission in an African Context. In K. Bediako & e.a. (Eds.), A New Day Dawning. African Christians Living the Gospel (pp. 66-75) (206 p.). Zoetermeer: Boekencentrum.
  2004 - Book editorship
Muller, M. & de Gaay Fortman, B. (2004). From Warfare to Welfare. Human Security in a Southern African Context. (124 p.). Assen: Royal van Gorcum.
  2004 - Reports
de Gaay Fortman, B., Drenth, P.J.D., Pilot, A. & van der Zande, L.A. (2004). Eindrappport van de ad-hoc commissie Klacht onderwijs Sociale Wetenschappen. (8 p.). Utrecht: IVLOS, Universiteit Utrecht.
  2003 - Articles
de Gaay Fortman, B. (2003). Bella Americana: Some Consequences for the International Community. Pugwash Newsletter, 40 (2), (pp. 78-82) (5 p.).
  2003 - Books
de Gaay Fortman, B., de Ruijter, A. & van Seters, P. (2003). Globalization and Its New Divides: Malcontents, Recipes, and Reform. (232 p.). Amsterdam\West Lafayette (Ind.): Dutch University Press\Purdue University Press.
  2003 - Book parts / chapters
de Gaay Fortman, B. (2003). Bella Americana: the Need for Global Reform. In P. Seters, B. Gaay Fortman & A. Ruijter (Eds.), Globalization and Its New Divides: Malcontents, Recipes, and Reform (pp. 225-233) (9 p.). Amsterdam\West Lafayette (Ind.): Dutch University Press\Purdue University Press.
de Gaay Fortman, B. (2003). Environmental Security Revisited. In B. van der Zwaan & A. Petersen (Eds.), Sharing the Planet, Population-Consumption-Species. Science and Ethics for a Sustainable and Equitable World (pp. 186-206) (21 p.). Amsterdam: Eburon.
de Gaay Fortman, B. & Opschoor, J.B. (2003). Europa's ziel en andermans zaligheid. In J.A.C. van Burg, P.A. Gennip & E.J. Korthals Altes (Eds.), Europa. Balans en richting (pp. 71-89) (19 p.). Tielt: Lannoo Uitgeverij.
de Ruijter, A., van Seters, P. & de Gaay Fortman, B. (2003). Globalization and its New Divides. In A. de Ruijter, P. van Seters & B. de Gaay Fortman (Eds.), Globalization and its New Divides, Malcontents, Recipes and Reform (pp. 9-25) (17 p.). West Lafayette, Ind. U.S.A.: Dutch University Press / Purdue University Press.
de Gaay Fortman, B. (2003). Persistent Poverty and Inequality in an Era of Globalisation: Implications of a Rights Approach. In B. de Gaay Fortman & A. de Ruijter (Eds.), Globalization and Its New Divides: Malcontents, Recipes, and Reform, (pp. 149-167) (19 p.). Amsterdam\West Lafayette (Ind.):: Dutch University Press\Purdue University Press.
de Gaay Fortman, B. (2003). Poverty as Human Rights Deficit: Some Implications for the International Financial Institutions. In W. van Genugten, P. Hunt & S. Matthews (Eds.), World Bank, IMF and Human Rights (pp. 205-227) (23 p.). Nijmegen: Wolf Legal Publishers.
de Gaay Fortman, B. (2003). Pro-Poor Growth, the State and the Rights of the Poor. Poverty and Governance (pp. 21-29) (9 p.). Den Haag: RAWOO, RAWOO Lectures and 25th Anniversary Conference.
de Gaay Fortman, B. (2003). Pro-Poor Growth: a Challenge to Bilateral Donors?. Poverty and Governance (pp. 107-111) (5 p.). Den Haag: RAWOO, RAWOO Lectures and 25th Anniversary Conference.
de Gaay Fortman, B. & Salih, M.A. (2003). The Life and Times of Religion and Human Rights. In W.E.A. van Beek, M.A. Fumerton & W.G. Pansters (Eds.), Meeting Culture: Essays in Honour of Arie de Ruijter (pp. 91-111) (21 p.). Maastricht: Shaker Publishing.
  2003 - Book editorship
de Ruijter, A., van Seters, P. & de Gaay Fortman, B. (2003). Globalization and its New Divides, Malcontents, Recipes and Reform. (232 p.). West Lafayette, Ind. U.S.A.: Dutch University Press / Purdue University Press.
  1998 - Books
de Gaay Fortman, B. & Klein Goldewijk, B. (1998). God and the Goods. Global Economy in a Civilizational Perspective. (100 p.). Geneva: World Council of Churches Publications.
  1997 - Book editorship
de Gaay Fortman, B. & Veldhuis, M. (1997). Internal Conflicts, Security and Development. The Hague: RAWOO.
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Fields of expertise

Contextual research, teaching and evaluation in the fields of human rights, development and conflict

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Additional functions and activities

Not applicable due to retirement (professor emeritus).

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