Curriculum Vitae


Habilitation as Senior-Tenured Lecturer in Higher Education (University) by the Ministry of Education

PhD Lecturer by the National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation, ANECA (ANECA is a full member of the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education)

PhD Assistant lecturer by the National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation, ANECA

PhD in Law (summa cum laude) in the University of Granada. Thesis:” The protection of religious minorities in multicultural societies: Canada, USA, Spain and International Human Rights law”

Political Sciences and Sociology Degree in University of Granada

Law Degree in University of Granada

Professional Activities and Teaching

Alternate Member of the Management Board of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA)

Legal Adviser for the Spanish Ombudsman, Migration and Equal Treatment Department

Faculty of Anthropology, Complutense University, Senior Lecturer in the Master Program: Islam in European Societies

Thesis Supervisor in Master on Human Rights, University of Alcala de Henares

Faculty of Political Sciences and Sociology, University of Autonoma, Senior Lecturer in the Master Program: Contemporary Arabic Studies

Legal expert on short-time mission in Turkey in the EU Twinning Project: Support to Establishment of Ombudsman Institution in Turkey: Identification of needs, mediation and crisis management

Legal expert on short-time mission in Macedonia in the EU Twinning Project: Strengthening the Equal Treatment Division of the Macedonia Human Rights Institution, Equality and Ethnic minorities-Roma

Legal expert on short-time mission in Macedonia in the EU Twinning Project: Strengthening the Equal Treatment Division of the Macedonia Human Rights Institution: Protection of vulnerable groups

Legal expert on short-time mission in Armenia in the EU Twinning Project: Capacity building and training of the personnel in the Armenian Human Rights Institution

Legal expert on short-time mission in Kazakhstan in the EU Twinning Project: Strengthening the Ombudsman Institution in Kazakhstan

Faculty of Law, University of Almeria, Master Coordinator and Senior Lecturer in Master Program: Islam and Human Rights

Faculty of Law, Complutense University, Associate Professor in Ecclesiastical Law Department

Faculty of Law, University of Granada, Teaching Assistant in Ecclesiastical Law Department

Grants / Scholarships / Awards

Post-doctoral visiting researcher, Law and Anthropology Department, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle (Saale), Germany

Fellowship Award, Post-doc Visiting researcher, Robbins Collections, Law School, University of California, Berkeley, USA

Visiting researcher grant, Law School, Harvard University, Cambrige, USA

Fulbright Fellowship for Salzburg Seminar: “New Legal International Perspectives on Human Rights”, Salzburg, Austria

Visiting researcher grant, Norwegian Institute of Human Rights, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

Visiting researcher grant, Robbins Collection, Law School, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, USA

Visiting researcher grant, Law School, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada

Faculty of Law, Assistant Fellowship in the Comparative Law Center, University of Granada, Spain

Faculty of Political Sciences, Assistant Fellowship in the International Relations Department, University of Granada, Spain

Member of Research Projects

Member of the Project: Specific Aspects of the religious freedom in the European Union. Responsible of the Project: Rafael Navarro-Valls. Period: May 2002 to May 2003. Universidad Complutense. Reference Number: PR78/02-11025 (Spain)

Member of the Project: Civil and Religious Marriage in the European Union. Responsible of the Project: Rafael Navarro-Valls. Period: Proyecto Nacional I+D+I (2000-2003), 2002-2005. Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnología. Reference Number: BJU2002-03813 (Spain)

Member of the Project: Integration and legal treatment of the religious minorities in the Community of Madrid. Responsable of Project: Rafael Navarro-Valls. Period: 01/01/2003 to 01/01/2004. Comunidad de Madrid. Consejería de Investigación. Reference Numer: 06/0125/2002 (Spain)

Member of the Project: Law and Dictatorship: Portugal and Spain. Responsible of the Project: Dr. Federico Fernández-Cruhuet López. Period: Proyecto Nacional I+D+I (2006-2009). Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnología. Reference Number: SEJ-2006-13018-JURI (Spain)

Member of the Project: Protection of migrant women in Autonomous Community of Madrid Responsible of the Project: Dr. Carmen Pérez. Period: 01/01/2011 to 01/01/2012. Comunidad de Madrid. Consejería de Investigación (Spain)

Member of the Project: Citizenship rights, freedom of establishment and free movement of services in the European Union. Responsible of the Project: Dr. Vicenç Aguado i Cudolà. Period: Proyecto Nacional I+D+I (2010-2012). Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnología. Reference Number: DER2009-08579 (Spain)

Member of the Project: Analysis of Islam in Europe (GRAIS). Responsible of the Project: Laura Mijares Molina.I.U. Euro-Mediterranean University Institute, (Spain)

Speaker at Conferences and Workshops (from 2009 to 2017)

“Individual human Rights and religious pluralism: conflicts and proposals” in International Conference on Human Rights: Religion and human Rights in the public sphere. Parque Tecnológico de San Sebastián, 1-2 April 2009, San Sebastian (Spain)

“Accommodation of Freedom of Religion or Belief in the Workplace” in Conference: 'Current Trends in Legal Protection of Freedom of Religion or Belief - National and International Perspectives', Oxford, 26 June 2009, Balliol College, Oxford (UK)

“Social rights and access to culture of groups requiring special protection: immigrant minorities” in The right to culture, Workshop on the General Comment Nº 21 of Article 15 International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Universidad de Barcelona, 24 November 2009, Barcelona (Spain)

“The Spanish Ombudsman and the Protection of Unaccompanied Minors: Key Intervention” in Workshop for specialized staff of national human rights structures: The protection of separated or unaccompanied minors by national human rights structure, 20-22 October 2009 Padua, (Italy)

“Religious Pluralism and Public Legal Reason. Should be privatized the diversity of religious and secular conceptions of the good in a multicultural citizenship?” in International Conference True, Reasonable. The perception of Justice in the global era, 29-30 October, 2009, Napoli (Italy)

Chairman in ESF Exploratory Workshop on When East meets West – Islam, Human Rights and Secular Values Istanbul, 6-8 November 2009 (Turkey)

“Contributions of American jurisprudence (USA and Canada) in the democratic management of diversity” in Workshop “The European Court of Human Rights and challenges of the protections of rights in multicultural societies, Consolider-Ingenio 2010. Universidad de Deusto, 22 January 2010, Bilbao (Spain)

 “Participation of Muslim minorities in the Spanish mainstream society” in International Conference: Socio Economic Participation of Minorities in relation to their right to (respect for) identity), Erasmus School of Law, Rotterdam 27-29 October 2010, Rotterdam (Belgium)

“Religious Pluralism Management”, Diputación de Gipuzkoa, 11 November 2010, San Sebastian (Spain)

“Accommodation of religious diversity in schools” in Conference: Religion and Education: A human Rights Perspective, Trinity College Dublin and the Irish Human Rights Commission, 27 November 2010, Dublin (Ireland)

“Religious freedom in the European Court of Human Rights” in Workshop: The Alliance of civilizations and Fundamental Rights: New Perspectives on Religious Freedom, Centro de Estudios Constitucionales, 17-18 November 2010, Madrid (Spain)

“International Trends in Defamation and Insults Laws” in Conference: Media Freedom, Human Rights, Defender’s platform, 30 April - 1 May 2011, Tsakhkadzor (Armenia)

“The protection of victims of human trafficking in Spain” in International Seminar on The protection of migrant women on a vulnerability situation, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, 7-8 June 2011, Madrid (Spain)

“Case studies on religious discrimination in Spain” in International Conference: Religious Discrimination around Europe, Les Defenseur de Droits, 16 September 2011, Paris (France)

“Reasonable accommodation of cultural diversity in the US” in ENAR “Equal@work” Initiative Meeting: Accommodation of cultural diversity at workplace, 8 December 2011, Brussel (Belgium)

“Equality on Education and Culture: an on-going process” in Universidad de Alicante, 10 May 2012, Alicante (Spain)

“Xenophobia and anti-Semitism: a global concern” in VII Cursos Universitarios de Verano Torres, 27-29 July 2012, Torres, Jaén (Spain)

“Protection of irregular migrants against ill-treatment and torture” in Hearing on “Effective and fair returns of irregular migrants and failed asylum seekers: protection of returnees’ fundamental rights and dignity”, Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe, 26 November 2012, Geneve (Switzerland)

“Legal Actions against the Hate Crimes” in Foro Cívico: por los derechos humanos contra el racismo y la intolerancia, Movimiento contra la Intolerancia y Oficina DD.HH. Mº Asuntos Exteriores, 25-26 October 2012 Madrid (Spain)

“Spanish citizenship: the principle of non-discrimination” in Cataluña Sin Discriminación, Sitges (Spain), 23 November 2013

“The legal limitation to the right of religious freedom” in Libertad religiosa y derechos constitucionales de la diversidad cultural: la experiencia canadiense como modelo constitutional de referencia”, 19-11 October 2013, University of Jaén (Spain)

“The main interventions of the Spanish Ombudsman on Migration and Equal Treatment Issues” in Centro de Estudios Constitucionales, 28 November 2013, Madrid (Spain)

“Religious Symbols, clothing and headwear” in ENORB Seminar 5 Freedom to express and manifest Religion and Belief in Secular Societies, 3-4 December 2013, Centre Espaces, Brussels (Belgium)

 “The Spanish Ombudsman’s role in fighting discrimination and racism” in ECRI, The role of national Specialised Bodies in supporting local authorities in the fight against racism and intolerance, 22-23 May 2014, Council of Europe, Strasbourg (France)

“LGBT and the Spanish Ombudsman” in the European Rainbow Project, How to deal with sexual diversity in educational system, 29 May 2014, Madrid (Spain)

“Main investigations on religious freedom issues carried by the Spanish Ombudsman” in The Scientology Church, the 34th Anniversary, 26 September 2014, Madrid (Spain)

"ECHR case S.A.S. v. France on banning of burqas and niqab" in Centro de Estudios Políticos y Constitucionales, 21 November 2014, Madrid (Spain)

“Reasonable accommodations for religion or belief in Europe” in Workshop Religious Pluralism and Secularism in Europe, Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law, 16 January 2015, (Luxembourg)

“Integration of religious diversity as a tool to strengthen European social fabric: lessons from Canada”, in Progressive Solutions to Countering Violent Extremism, European Parliament, 21 April 2015, Brussels (Belgium)

“Hate Speach and legislation” in Workshop on Hate Speech and LGBTphobia, Secretaría de Estado de Servicios Sociales e Igualdad, 6 May 2015, Madrid (Spain).

“Human Rights Protection for Migrants: Detention Centres for immigrants” in Consejo General del Poder Judicial, 1-3 June 2015, Madrid (Spain)

“Religious Diversity in secular societies: new challenges” in Seminar “From Multiculturalism to Multicitizenship”, 28 April 2016, San Sebastian (Spain)

“The Human Rights Protection of  Migrants” in  Consejo General del Poder Judicial, 11-13 April 2016, Madrid (Spain)

“Implementation and monitoring of Roma integration policies at the local level” in Seminar ‘Local self-government and minority inclusion in local communities’, 18-19 April 2016, Labour Institute, Chisinau (Moldova)

Children, Europe, Emergency: The protection and future of migrant children: a challenge for Europe in UNESCO, 28 June 2016, Paris (France)

“Rethinking the notion of “integration”: building the conditions for cohesive and multicultural societies” in Seminar Nation-wide Dialogue, Integration and National _Reconciliation, Models and cumulative experience, 7 November 2016, Odessa (Ukraine),

“Ethnic Profiling” in First National Conference on Discrimination and Hate Speech, 24-25 November 2016 in Colegio de Abogados de Córdoba, Cordoba (Spain)

“The protection of disabled persons from hate crimes”, Seminar on Hate Crimes and Disability, 1 December 2016 in Ministerio del Interior, Madrid (Spain)

“The hijab  wearer as an outlaw: A need for coherence in the two supranational courts” in Faculte de droit, Universite de Montreal, 21 March 2017, Montreal (Canada)

“Headscarf controversy in Europe.  Religious Discrimination in the name of business? Differences and similarities in Achbita, Bougnaoui and Eweida cases” in European Academy of Religion 2017 – Ex Nihilo Zero Conference, Bologna, 18-22 June 2017, Bologna (Italy)

“The rise of Islamophobia towards Muslim women in Europe” in The dimensions of Islamophobia: an analysis from the discourses, III International Symposium EDiSo, 28-30 June 2017,Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona (Spain)

Membership in Professional Associations

Member of the LEGAL WORKING GROUP (LWG) of the European Group of National Human Rights Institutions, European Group of National Human Rights Institutions (Council of Europe) 2012 to date

Member of the International Consortium for Law and Religion Studies, 2009 to date

Member of the Minority Research Network, 2009 to date

Member of the Panel of Experts of the OSCE/ODIHR Advisory Council on Freedom of Religion or Belief (2005-2012)

Member of the Permanent Comparative Law Seminar. University of Granada, 1998 to date


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