This has been a very interesting and thrilling year, where the Association has taken a leap forward into the Law of the Internet and earning a stronger presence in the UN. For the next year we will bring many new activities and our biannual congress. For those who would like to learn in greater detail about the footsteps taken along this very successful year, please check out the document attached below.
The path that the Association took with the Barcelona Conference will continue throughout years to come, and we hope for all of those that didn’t join this recent events, to see you in the future ones.
Happy Holidays and New Year to all!
Dr. Franklin Hoet Linares
The Board of Governors has decided to elect Ms. Sorell Negro as the New President of the World Jurist Association U.S. Chapter. We are confident that her excellent legal experience will further enhance the Association as she leads the founding branch of the World Jurist Association. She is the youngest female attorney in our history to be designated as a President of a National Chapter. The Association foresees a promising future with the help of Ms. Negro’s professionalism and determination.
Currently, Ms. Negro is based in Miami, working as a lawyer at Robinson & Cole’s Land Use and Real Estate + Development Groups. She represents large institutional clients, including multinational corporations, non-profit organizations, and local and regional government entities. Her litigation experience encompasses both U.S. state and federal courts, in addition to international matters throughout her various cases over the years. These cases include disputes pertaining conservation and the uses of natural resources, land use in terms of development claims, public health concerns, and product liability claims containing hazardous materials. Additionally, Ms. Negro previously worked in cooperation with international teams of lawyers and advisers to help administer environmental law projects within areas of the Caribbean and Africa. All of these factors demonstrate Ms. Negro’s passion, as we are sure she will utilize her values and experience to further this Association’s mission of ensuring peace through cooperation.
In 2015, Ms. Negro was named finalist for the ABA Young Lawyers Division – National Outstanding Young Lawyer Award. She was also recipient of the 2013 Jefferson B. Fordham Up & Comer Award from the ABA Section of State and Local Government Law. Ms. Negro is the CLE Coordinator for the ABA Section of State and Local Government Law, Chair of the ABA Real Property, Trust and Estate Law’s Land Use and Zoning Committee, and Co-Chair of the Water Resources Committee of the ABA Section of Environment, Energy and Resources.
Before working at Robinson & Cole, Ms. Negro clerked for the Honorable Fernando M. Olguin of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. She graduated magna cum laude with a J.D. in Cross-Cultural Issues in Mediation and Negotiation from the Scheinman Institute of Cornell University. She also obtained a B.S. in Justice and Peace from Georgetown University, graduating with the cum laude academic distinction.
This last week members of the Board of Governors and the German Chapter met in New York in order to push forward the proposal for the side event on the 55th Session of the Social Development Committee of the ECOSOC, at the UN. to this goal the first Vice President, Kim Quarles, the German President, Alex Löw, and the Executive Vice President, Ramon Soler-Padró Canela, met with the German Mission at the UN in order to explain the program of the side event and get their support, which is currently being revised by the authorities in Berlin. The team also met with Thomas P. Braun, Chief, Architecture and Security at the Office of Information and Communications Technology at the United Nations.
Dr. Alexander Löw held a speech on “The Board of Directors and the implications with cyber warriors, a live hacking presentation”, attending with the WJA Spanish National President Dr. Jacinto Soler Padró, at the German Board Conference that was organized by the German Corporate Governance Institute and the Union of Board of Directors in Germany, to introduce the workflow of hacks, the impacts, toolsets and real vulnerabilities in the internet to the audience. There was also explained the implications and possible solution scenarios to prepare companies and individuals against cyber attacks and which questions should be asked to govern a corporation in the area of cybersecurity and cybersafety. This session show the need to educate board members in the area of cyber, explaining and teaching them about all the different terms and procedures in order to design a decision making overview to build a future proof resilient enterprise.
Dear friends we are very happy to present the Congress that our Venezuelan national president, Dr. Alberto Jurado Salazar is promoting at the Zulia State Bar Association, in which he will talk about the application of the United Nations’s treaty against corruption in Venezuela.
To those of you who can attend, do not hesitate and do so, as you will have a wonderful experience and memories. Remember that for those of you that are members of our association, you can reach our national president in Venezuela for more information.
It is our great delight to finally present the movie that summarises the International Conference that took place in the beautiful city of Barcelona, and that had as title ‘The Internet: Challenges to Peace and Freedom’. We hope that those of you which attended to these sessions and social events can spot yourselves over the many images shown in this clip. Very soon we will upload the separate conferences from the different speakers that participated at this major event. Please like the video and subscribe to our channel for new updates!
The Conference ‘Data Protection and Privacy: New Challenges for Companies’ organized by the Spanish Chapter of the World Jurist Association together with the Institut of Audit and IT Governance will take place at the Círculo del Liceo, Barcelona Opera House’s private club, on 19th October, 2016.
Judge of the ‘Audiencia Nacional’ in Spain and expert in cybercrime, Eloy Velasco, will speak about corporate liability on data protection.
The conference will be supported by the Association of Computing Engineers of Catalonia (COEINF), the Association of Telecommunication Engineers of Catalonia, and ISACA Barcelona, Association for the Control and Auditing of IT Systems.
Dear members and friends,
we are very glad to announce that the WJA will be participating in the INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS, entitled CIVIC CAPITALISM: TOWARDS A NEW RELATION WITH THE INVESTORS. Therefore, we would be very pleased to invite any members who wish to attend to this exciting event. Please, find more information at the following link: http://www.ifl-network.com/
Featured gallery of the Conference held in Barcelona on “The Internet: Challenges to Peace and Freedom”.
July 19, 2016
World Jurist Association
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Bethesda, Maryland 20814
EUROPE TERRORIST ATTACKS
Dear WJA Members,
I am writing this communication on behalf of Dr. Franklin Hoet, president of the World Jurist Association, and myself, Executive Vice President, as a memorial of what happened last week in Niza, France, and yesterday in Bavaria, Germany. It is our duty, as the international organisation we represent, not to be frightened by such repulsive acts of disdain against human life and promote peace and the reconciliation of nations and their people wherever we stand.
With our warmest regards,
Franklin Hoet Linares
Ramon Soler-Padró Canela
Executive Vice President WJA