About me

Jorge is a son, a brother, a friend, a dreamer, an academic, an activist. Jorge is many things. This site includes a sample of his activities.

Jorge started his academic career teaching Introduction to Law in 1997 in his native Argentina (Universidad Nacional de La Plata). He moved to the United Kingdom where he was awarded his PhD in Law (Manchester). After teaching Jurisprudence in the School of Law, the University of Manchester, he joined MMU as a Lecturer in Law in 2013. He has also taught Law in Beijing, China-EU School of Law, in their Double Master Programme.

His research interests are varied but he is particularly keen on issues related to legal and political theory and public international law and relations. His latest book entitled “Territorial Disputes and State Sovereignty: International Law and Politics” (Routledge 2020) adopts a multi-disciplinary approach and opens new ground for research on territorial disputes.

Many sovereignty conflicts remain unresolved around the world. Current solutions in law, political science and international relations generally prove problematic to at least one of the agents part of these differences. Arguing that disputes are complex, multi-layered and multi-faceted, this book brings together a global, inter-disciplinary view of territorial disputes.

The book reviews the key conceptual elements central to legal and political sciences with regards to territorial disputes: state, sovereignty and self-determination. Looking at some of the current long-standing disputes worldwide, it compares and contrasts the many issues at stake and the potential remedies currently available in order to assess why some territorial disputes remain unresolved. Finally, it offers a set of guidelines for dispute settlement and conflict resolution that current remedies fail to provide.

His previous global monograph “Sovereignty Conflicts and International Law and Politics: A Distributive Justice Issue” (Routledge 2017) combines these interests in a unique form. He offers a solution to sovereignty conflicts such as Gibraltar, Falklands Islands, and Kashmir applying the international institution of shared sovereignty as viewed through the lenses of distributive justice principles.

Jorge has published worldwide several articles in three different languages—i.e. English, Spanish, and Russian. Furthermore, he has presented and delivered papers in several international seminars and congresses, mainly related to legal and political theory and international law. He is also member of several academic and professional organisations across the globe.