On 22nd and 23rd September, 2022 a delegation from the Philippines, composed of 19 people, including the Chancellor of the Philippine Judicial Academy, Mrs. Rosmari D. Carandang and several Supreme Court justices, visited the Faculty of Law at the University of Málaga, the City of Justice and participated in the European Congress of Criminology.
The visit was organized after the successful implementation of the project’s seminar on “Knowledge Transfer and Modernization of Criminal Law” by the Philippine Judicial Academy and the University of Málaga in Tagatay, PH, from 6-9 June 2022, which was attended by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines, the Chancellor of the Philippine Judicial Academy, as well as other members of the Supreme Court and the Judiciary in the Philippine.
In Málaga, the Philippine delegation visited the Faculty of Law at UMA, where they greeted its dean, Mr. Juan José Hinojosa Torralvo, the City of Justice, where they were received by the President of the Provincial Court, Mrs. Lourdes García Ortiz and also participated in the European Congress of Criminology, invited by the Professor of Criminal Law Mr. José Luis Díez Ripollés.
The main event of the visit was the seminar on “Modernization of Law and New Technologies”, which was held in the Board Room of the Rectorate, which dealt with the application of computer tools in the process; the recent jurisprudential developments of the European Court of Human Rights, especially in the field of terrorism and the modernization of Civil Law. On behalf of the President of the UMA, the delegation was received by the Vice-President for Social Projection and Communication, Mr. Juan Antonio García Galindo.
On Thursday, September 22, the Philippine delegation together with the UMA made a floral tribute at the monument to the Philippine hero José Rizal, located at the entrance of the port of Malaga.
The Philippine delegation also visited Seville on Saturday, September 24, where it was received at the San Telmo Palace, seat of the Presidency of the Junta de Andalucía, and former Seamen’s School.
As a result of this visit, the Supreme Court of the Philippines has agreed to host a seminar on modernization of private law in its judicial school in 2023. The seminar will focus on the training of judges and magistrates and will be taught by professors from the partner universities in the CALESA consortium.
This visit embodies the recovery of the close legal bond that previously existed between the Spanish and Philippine legal communities, a link that had been lost in recent decades, and that thanks to CALESA, led by the UMA, now sees the light again.
* The visit of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines to the University of Málaga has been covered by RTV Lifestyle, who published the following piece of news https://rtvlifestyle.com/visit-of-the-chief-justice-of-the-supreme-court-of-the-philippines-to-the-university-of-malaga/
* Extracts from the news publilshed in this website have been copied from the news from RTV Lifestyle, written by ose Antonio Sierra (Coordinador de Cultura), to whom we attribute full authorship rights.