Javier de Lucas, Professor of Philosophy of Law and Political Philosophy and director of the Institute of Human Rights of the University of Valencia, will receive the prize for the Best Contribution to the Defense of Human Rights granted by the magazine Turia Billboard.
The awards ceremony will take place next Saturday, July 7, at the Rialto theater in Valencia in a gala where the humorist Xavi Castillo will perform. On Friday 7 there will be a special number of the magazine dedicated to this XVII edition of its awards, which will be awarded a total of eighteen modalities.
Professor of Philosophy of Law and Political Philosophy at the Institute of Human Rights of the University of Valencia, of which he was the founder and first director, Javier de Lucas has been the director of the College of Spain in Paris (2005-2012) and president of the Commission Spanish for Refugee Assistance (CEAR, 2008-2009). He is a member of the Advisory Council of the National Mechanism for the Prevention of Torture of the Ombudsman. It belongs to numerous scientific and editorial boards, national and international. He is one of the twenty-four members of UNESCO’s High Panel on Science, Technology and Innovation for Development, appointed by the general director Bukova. Author of “Mediterranean: the shipwreck of Europe” (Tirant editorial), has published twenty books and more than three hundred articles in national and international scientific journals. Work on human rights problems, legitimacy, democracy, citizenship and obedience to law.