Francisco Urbina is an assistant professor of public law at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, where he specializes in political law, Chilean legal institutions, human rights, and the theory and sources of law. His research includes projects on institutional rules and social cohesion in Chile, as well as the principle of proportionality and culture of justification in the adjudication of fundamental rights. He is the co-author of Legislated Rights: Securing Human Rights Through Legislation (Cambridge University Press, 2018) and author of A Critique of Proportionality and Balancing (Cambridge, 2017).

Urbina earned a law degree from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and a master of studies in legal research and a doctorate of philosophy in law from Oxford University.


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