II National Congress on the Law of Disability

On February 6, 7 and 8, the II National Congress on the Law of Disability was held at the Baluarte Conference Center in the city of Pamplona. The five panels of presentations stood out for their quality, addressing with courage the challenge represented by the adaptation of Spanish legislation to the social model of disability enshrined in the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, in force since 2008.

The chairman of the Codification Commission of the Spanish Civil Code, Mr. Antonio Pau, related the difficulties that had been generated by the drafting of the law for the modification of the Spanish Civil Code, in parliamentary procedure, and different researchers such as PhD Cristina Guilarte, Patricia Cuenca and Esperanza Alcaín, among others, highlighted the main challenges to be overcome jointly by all legal operators and society as a whole. Dr. Javier Miranda in his capacity as host, presented a study on accessibility and the gap between the law in force and its application.

Our colleague Andrés Labella developed a communication about the role that community environments can play as an alternative to institutionalization, as well as to avoid loneliness and social isolation of people in situations of dependency. This line of work is aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda.

Link: https://derechoydiscapacidad.vitaesoftweb.com/


Round Table

On January 25, Emma López joined judge Sònia Nuez and lawyer and mediator Maria Josep Bertomeu, in the round table organized by the Bar Association of Tortosa on the occasion of the Mediation European Day. The latest legislative changes in mediation , as well as, the role of professionals in the world of law in this field were discussed.

University of Bremen

Dr. Nasarre has participated in the Faculty of Law of the University of Bremen in the doctoral thesis examination board of Mr. Jason Dinse, whose work is entitled “Tenure preference in housing policy in Europe and poor quality living conditions: A comparative investigation of the relationship between housing policy preference for owner-occupation and the occurrence of housing deprivation “. Prof. Nasarre was also invited to make the presentation “Spanish Crisis and Constitution” in the same Faculty.

Catalan Association of Sociology

Prof. Nasarre was invited by the Catalan Association of Sociology to participate in the conference “The housing challenges: data, needs and solutions” that took place at the Macaya Palace in Barcelona on 01-15-2019. With all tickets sold out, Prof. Nasarre together with Ms. Janet Sanz and Mr. Arnau Andrés Gallart discussed the current housing challenges in a comparative context, which has been developing in the Barcelona City Council for the last four years and cooperativism as an alternative form of tenure, respectively.

Conference-colloquium “Justice and Peace”

Dr. Nasarre gave the conference “The problem of access and loss of housing” for the members of Justice and Peace, which has been celebrating this type of event for 25 years. The problem became apparent among the attendees, which led to an interesting and creative debate.

Round Table “Airbnb: the end or the future of cultural tourism?”

Within the doctoral program of Tourism and Leisure of the Rovira i Virgili University, Dr. Nasarre participated in the round table talking about the “Touristification of home”, together with the speakers Profs. Minca i Roelofsen of Macquaire University (Sydney – Australia) and Prof. Paolo Russo.

Conference-Colloquium at the Rotary Club in Cambrils

Invited by the Rotary Club of Cambrils, Dr. Nasarre developed on the 10-1-2019 a speech on the situation of access to housing today and pointed to some possible solutions. It was an event that had an excellent attendance and the debate lasted until 1am.

Lecture at the URV’s Extended Campus on squatting of residential properties

Dr. Héctor Simón delivered the lecture “Squatting of residential properties and the protection of fundamental rights” within the framework of the lecture series organized by the URV’s Extended Campus and the History Museum of Cambrils on the 11st of January. More than 40 people attended the lecture, which addressed the relationship of the illegal occupation of residential properties with the right to private property, the right to housing, the right to the inviolability of the home and the right to respect for one’s private and family life.

Seminars of the Master’s Degree in Business and Contract Law

The Seminars of the subject “New Perspectives of Contract Law” took place on 17 December 2018 in the framework of the Master’s Degree in Business and Contract Law offered by the University Rovira i Virgili, in which some researchers from the Chair are involved. The topic addressed by the invited speaker, Mr. Pedro Soler Dorda, notary of Salou, was the role of the notary in business to consumer transactions.