Activity 2.1: Two Seminars on Modernization of Criminal Law.

This seminar is one of the pillars of the CALESA Project. Some areas of Philippine Law are outdated because the Codes inherited from the Spanish colonial era have been substantially retained. This implies a double reality, that of updating the codes and that of updating the teaching programmes of the Law Schools. It is perhaps criminal law that suffers most from this lack of updating. This seminar has been designed so that Spanish professors can work together with Philippine professors in order to guide them in the re-elaboration of Criminal Law courses in a systematic way. In fact, they are still teaching it by explaining the articles in their order in the Penal Code. In addition, the other objective is to carry out an exhaustive research work to provide them with material that can serve as a reference for the modification of their outdated criminal legislation. Due to the above-mentioned legal tradition, a large group of specialists in Spanish criminal law has been selected for this seminar, although colleagues from Portugal will also take part.

The quality plan will contain a series of indicators that will be based on a set of quality standards in order to measure the effectiveness, sustainability, impact and satisfaction of the project. Therefore, the quality of the project is addressed in three strategic areas, quality of the agreements with partners, quality of the mobility and academic scientific quality

Date: 6 days, February 2022

Place: University of the Philippines and Philippine Judicial Academy (Supreme Court)

Responsible: José Luis Diez Ripollés