José Manuel Bandrés

Supreme Court judge and member of the Aragonese Academy of Jurisprudence and Legislation.

(Jaca, 1955). With a doctorate in Law from the University of Barcelona, he furthered his studies in Law at the universities of The Hague (The Netherlands), Strasbourg (France) and Urbino (Italy). He was Associate Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Barcelona for eleven years and is now Honorary President of the Institute of Human Rights of Catalonia, of which he was president from 1991 until 2004. As an eminent jurist he has been invited to participate in international human rights missions in different Latin American countries and was also appointed President of the Committee of Experts that drafted the European Charter for the Safeguarding of Human Rights in the City, which was approved in 2000. In 2003, the Spanish General Council of the Judicial Power appointed him a Supreme Court judge, after which he has specialised in Economic Administrative Law.

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