European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI)





Education and academic and other qualifications  

PhD in Law, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (National University of Distance Learning), Spain, 2003.  

LL.M in Human Rights, University Complutense of Madrid, Spain, 1995.  

Professional activities  

(a) Current positions:

Associate Professor of Public International Law and International Relations, National University of Distance Learning, Madrid, Spain.

Secretary of the Spanish Association of Professors of International Law and International Relations.

(b) Work at national level:

2002/2013: Teaching and national coordination of human rights courses for prison officials, Ministry of Interior, Spain.  

2012: Co-author, Handbook for security forces in identifying and recording racist or xenophobic incidents, for the Secretary General for Immigration and Emigration of the Ministry of Employment and Social Security and the Secretary of State for Security of the Ministry of Interior.  

2009: Awarded the national prize for security.  

2008:  Co-author, Equal treatment and non-discrimination: Recommendations guide for training security forces, Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, Spain.  

2002: Legal Assistance to the Human Rights Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs during the Spanish Presidency of the European Union.

(c) International work:

2009-now: Coordinator of the Group of Experts consulted by the Working Group on Mercenaries of the United Nations, to regulate the activities of private security companies.  

2010-2012: Research Group Coordinator of an EU sponsored project entitled “Stop Hate Crimes in Europe”, implemented by the Spanish NGO Movement against Intolerance.  

2004-2008: Member of the Spanish delegation in the Assembly of States Parties, International Criminal Court, The Hague (Netherlands), New York  (USA).  

2004-2008: Member of the Spanish delegation in the inter-sessional meeting of the Working Group on the definition of the crime of aggression of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, Princeton (USA).  


Over 50 publications in the field of human rights.
Over 15 publications on discrimination.

Language skills:

Spanish (native speaker), English (fluent), French (excellent)