We live in times that are simultaneously marked by unrivaled opulence and extreme forms of suffering and deprivation. This has led the contemporary philosopher, Thomas Pogge, to fervently argue that the occurrence and persistence of global poverty is the great moral wrong and injustice of our time.1 Combating impoverishment2 has been the focus of several disciplines and fields, but has not attracted sufficient attention from scholars of constitutional and comparative constitutional law. We believe that this has happened for at least two reasons. The first arises...
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