IN FEBRUARY 2019 MADRID WILL BE THE CAPITAL OF THE INTERNATIONAL LEGAL WORLD

Nowadays, the world lives in times of great challenges. The defense of the Rule of Law and respect for freedoms take on new relevance and demand the commitment of all. For this reason, the XXVI Biennial Congress of the World Jurist Association, which will bring together more than 2,000 people from the international legal world and will feature prominent figures from Spanish civil society, will be an opportunity to take from Spain the pulse of the most relevant issues of the international agenda.

The WJA World Peace & Liberty Award will recognize the democratic institutions of the Spanish State through His Majesty King

Thus, the WJA would like to distinguish the unwavering commitment of King to the Rule of Law and its prominent role at the international level as a leader in the defense of Democracy and Liberty. His invaluable contribution to the soundness and strengthening of the constitutional model, democratically approved by all Spaniards, makes him worthy of this recognition, making Spain a symbol for democracies in the world, with special emphasis on Latin America and Europe.

WORLD LAW CONGRESS

WHAT IS THE WORLD JURIST ASSOCIATION?

Based on the original concept ideated by Winston Churchill of “contributing firmly from civil society to strengthen the rule of law” and on President Eisenhower’s premise:  “if civilization is to survive, it has to choose the force of Law”, the World Jurist Association was founded in 1963 in the United States, with the mission of “achieving a world ruled by law and not by force”.

The WJA, worldwide presided by Franklin Hoet-Linares, is a Non-Governmental Organization with consultative status with the United Nations, present in 85 countries, which stands out as an open forum that has been holding relevant conferences and congresses where judges, lawyers, professors and legal professionals of more than 140 nationalities, work and cooperate to reinforce and expand the rule of law and its institutions.

Throughout its history, world-renowned personalities have supported the program of the World Jurist Association. Such is the case of His Holiness Pope John Paul II, who supported this initiative in his homilies before private audiences with members of the WJA in 1979, 1985, 1992 and 2004, attended by judges and lawyers from around the world.

MADRID, POINT OF THE WORLD LAW CONGRESS

PROGRAM

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19

XXVI BIENNIAL CONGRESS OPENING CEREMONY

Teatro Real – Madrid

 

  • Democracy & Constitution
  • Democracy & Human Rights
  • Multilateralism as a Demand of Political & Economic Globalization Conference
  • Security & Defense as Guarantees for Social and Institutional Stability
  • Ethics & Corporate Governance: New Paradigms
  • Parliamentary MonarchIES, Democracy & the Rule of Law
  • Communication & Social Influence in an Online World
  • Democracy & Independent Justice
  • The Right of Defense: Advocacy before the new global and local balances

 

Sectorial Panels

 

  • Notaries as a space for freedom
  • Legal Certainty and the 21st Century Registry
  • DEMOCRACY & FREEDOM. Eisenhower Fellowships
  • “Moving Forward”, International Conference on Humanistic Economy. Madrid VIVO Foundation
  • Democracy & RELIGION: Education & Political-Religious Plurality. Madrid VIVO Foundation
  • Best practices in the U.S. Euro-Latam Lex & International Financial Litigation Network
  • Changes & Opportinities in EU Litigation Funding. Euro-Latam Lex & International Financial Litigation Network
  • Legal Certainty in global investment. Euro-Latam Lex & International Financial Litigation Network
  • The modern concept of rule of law & its development by constitutional justice. International Congress in European Comparative Constitutional Law

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20

WJA WORLD PEACE & LIBERTY AWARD CEREMONY

Sala Principal, Teatro Real

 

  • Attendees registration
  • Welcome Statement & ACKNOWLEDGMENTS. Dr. Franklin Hoet-Linares, WJA Worldwide President & Founding Partner at Hoet Peláez Castillo & Duque
  • Conclusions panel of the world law congress
  • Summary of the XXVI WJA Biennial Congress
  • LAUDATIO & Award Ceremony
  • Institutional Statement. HM Felipe VI

Do not miss the opportunity to attend the World Law Congress.
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SPEAKERS

JOSÉ MANUEL RAMOS-HORTA
Former President of East Timor and Nobel Prize awarded 1996

VANESSA NEUMANN
President and CEO of Asymmetrica

IRWIN COTLER
Founder and Chair of the Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights

BERIT-REISS ANDERSEN
Chair of the Norwegian Nobel Committee

JOHANN KRIEGLER
Retired Justice of the Constitutional Court of South-Africa

INGRIDA DANÈLIENÈ
Secretary General of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Lithuania

EDUARDO FERRER MCGREGOR
President of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

WENDY JACKSON-DOWE
President SkyPixGroup, LLC

JOSÉ MANUEL RAMOS-HORTA
Former President of East Timor and Nobel Prize awarded 1996

VANESSA NEUMANN
President and CEO of Asymmetrica

LUIS ALMAGRO
OAS Secretary General

BERIT-REISS ANDERSEN
Chair of the Norwegian Nobel Committee

JOHANN KRIEGLER
Retired Justice of the Constitutional Court of South-Africa

INGRIDA DANÈLIENÈ
Secretary General of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Lithuania

EDUARDO FERRER MCGREGOR
President of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

WENDY JACKSON-DOWE
President SkyPixGroup, LLC

JOSÉ MANUEL RAMOS-HORTA
Former President of East Timor and Nobel Prize awarded 1996

VANESSA NEUMANN
President and CEO of Asymmetrica

IRWIN COTLER
Founder and Chair of the Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights

BERIT-REISS ANDERSEN
Chair of the Norwegian Nobel Committee

JOHANN KRIEGLER
Retired Justice of the Constitutional Court of South-Africa

INGRIDA DANÈLIENÈ
Secretary General of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Lithuania

EDUARDO FERRER MCGREGOR
President of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

WENDY JACKSON-DOWE
President SkyPixGroup, LLC

“If civilization is to survive,

it has to choose the force of Law”.

DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER

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ACKNOWLEDGMENT

WJA WORLD PEACE & LIBERTY AWARD

TO HM FELIPE VI

In its more than 55 years of history, the WJA has awarded notorious international personalities with the World Peace Award. Among them are Sir Winston Churchill, awarded when the WJA was still a program within the American Bar Association; René Cassin, recognized for his work in the drafting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of the United Nations; and Nelson Mandela, for his untiring struggle for Human Rights in South Africa, these latter being later honored with the Nobel Prize.

 

In this opportunity, exalting the unrestricted contribution in defending peace, democracy and freedom demonstrated by His Majesty King Felipe VI, pillar values of the WJA, the organization decided to extend the scope of its highest recognition, awarding the World Peace & Liberty Award for the first time in its history

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