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Colombia Attorney General visits WJA Madrid

On September 20, 2019, the Attorney General of Colombia, Fernando Carrillo met with WJA Worldwide President Javier Cremades in Madrid.

During the meeting, topics as the Venezuelan crisis deeply affecting Colombia, the reactivation of the guerrilla in Colombia and how it could damage the peace process, and ways in which the WJA could cooperate to promote the Rule of Law in Colombia were dicussed. Additionally, the posibilities of organizing an event in Colombia were studied.

The meeting was attended by prestigious jurists and entrerpreneur from Spain and Colombia and was held at the Headquarters of Cremades & Calvo Sotelo in Madrid, Spain.

WJA’s Official visit to Vatican & Rome

Last August 21 – 23, 2019, WJA Worldwide President Javier Cremades visited Italy for promoting the World Jurist Association. During his visit to Rome, on August 22 Javier Cremades held an audience with H.H. Pope Francis, accompanied by his wife, Arancha Calvo-Sotelo.

During this audience, WJA Worldwide President presented a WJA gold medal recognition to His Holiness for his “contribution to Peace through Law in the World, reaching far beyond what Justice demands”, and thanked him “for promoting a freer world”.

Likewise, on August 23, our Worldwide President recognized Lucio Ghia, WJA President 1995-1997, with the WJA gold medal for his “contribution to Peace through Law in the World” and for his “outstanding work as President of the World Jurist Association”.

WJA Worldwide President Javier Cremades & his wife Arancha Calvo-Sotelo awarding His Holiness Pope Francis at the Vatican

Welcome, Euro Latam Lex members

As part of the World Jurist Association plan to expand its membership around the world, members of Euro Latam Lex have been invited to join our association.

EURO LATAM LEX is a network of independent law firms from Europe and Latin America. Each firm excelling in its own jurisdiction and providing top tier legal and business services, which make them excellent partners for the World Jurist Association.

The WJA and Euro Latam Lex have previously cooparetated in the organization of events. First, during Euro Latam Lex’s first international Congress in October 2016, entitled Civic Capitalism: Towards a new Relationship with the Investors. Later, during the World Law Congress Madrid 2019, where Euro Latam Lex fully organized two panels along with International Financial Litigation Network that were sponsored by international law firm Herbet Smith Freehills

The WJA welcomes its new members!

Open Call for NGOs to apply for Consultative Status with the United Nations

As NGO with Special Consultative Status with the United Nations, and in support to ECOSOC, the WJA invites other NGOs interested in applying for ECOSOC consultative status to submit their application and required documents on or before the deadline 1 June 2019. The following link provides background information, the benefits and instructions how to apply: https://bit.ly/2ozYpVw

The WJA in Mexico

Last May 5 – 8, 2019, WJA Worldwide President Javier Cremades visited Mexico for promoting the World Jurist Association. During his visit to Mexico, Mr. Cremades held an audience with Andrés Manuel López Obrador, current president of Mexico, who showed his interest in hosting the next Ibero-American Law Congress in his country.

Likewise, our Worldwide President held meetings with Alejandro Getz, Attorney General of Mexico, Ángel M. Junquera Sepúlveda, President of the Mexico Bar Association (INCAM), President of the WJA Mexican Chapter and speaker at the World Law Congress Madrid 2019, among others, strengthening the WJA presence before the Mexican institutions, media and legal community, targeting this country as the possible venue for the XXVII WJA Biennial Congress.

Furthermore, on May 7, Ángel M. Junquera Sepúlveda, hosted the re-launching of the WJA Mexican Chapter, which count with the presence of the WJA Worldwide President as well. The event was organized with the cooperation of the Mexican Institute for Justice (IMJUS) which hosted the event in its facilities.

This event was attended by 100 distinguished Mexican jurists and was presided by Ángel M. Junquera Sepúlveda, as President of the WJA Mexican Chapter. The presentation was performed by Javier Cremades, WJA Worldwide President, Juan Araujo Riva Palacio, President of IMJUS, Antonio Navalón, notable journalist and speaker at the World Law Congress Madrid 2019, Baltasar Garzón, former Spanish Magistrate and speaker at the World Law Congress Madrid 2019, and María de los Ángeles Fromow, distinguished Mexican lawyer.

WJA’s Official visit to President of Argentina

Last Monday March 25, 2019, WJA Worldwide President Javier Cremades held an audience with the President of Argentina Mauricio Macri. The meeting was held at the Casa Rosada, the Official Office of the Argentinean Government.

The meeting was also attended by Juan Luis Cebrián, distinguished Spanish journalist, founder of Diario El País of Spain and WJA member, and by Iván Pavlovsky, Presidential Spokesperson of Argentina.

During this official visit, the attendees discussed about Human Rights in Latin America, especially regarding the Venezuelan migratory crisis that greatly affects Argentina, the entire hemisphere and Spain, as main European destination for Venezuelan migrants, and how could the WJA collaborate with reinforcing Human Rights and the Rule of Law throughout the Latin American Region. 

As the WJA Worldwide President presented the work of the World Jurist Association and how Congresses and Conferences provide information to jurists, professionals and students on the importance of the Rule of Law and the relevance of finding Peace Through Law, they agreed on exploring dates for the organization of an Ibero-American Law Congress in Buenos Aires, with the assent of the Argentinean Government.