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Dr Nico Brando


Derby Fellow, School of Law and Social Justice, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom



Nicolás Brando is a Derby Fellow on childhood and children’s rights working at the School of Law and Social Justice at the University of Liverpool. He does research in Political and Moral Philosophy, particularly on theories of justice, children's rights, and the capabilities approach. Prior to his current post, he was a Newton International Fellow at Queen’s University Belfast. He has published widely on the capabilities approach, theories of childhood and children’s rights, education theory, and global justice. You can follow his research here.



Brando, N. (2020). ‘Children’s Abilities, Freedom, and the Process of Capability-Formation.’ Journal of Human Development and Capabilities. 21(3): 249-262.

Brando, N. and Schweiger, G. (eds.) (2019). Philosophy and Child Poverty. Dordrecht: Springer.

Brando, N. (2019). ‘Universalism, Embeddedness and Domination: An Analysis of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.’ Journal of Global Ethics 15(3): 270-286.


Philosophy of childhood and children’s rights, civil and political rights, education, capabilities approach.
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