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Call to Canditates for the Board of Governors – World Jurist Association Biannual Congress in Aruba

Last 3rd of July the Board of Governors appointed the Nominating Committee in order for it to receive the petitions of nomination from members in good standing of the Organization. The Election will be hold on the last day of the Congress in Aruba.

Elections 2017

Members of the Board: Franklin Hoet Linares, President; Kim Quarles, 1st Vice President; Glendeline Croes, President of the World Business Center and Aruba National President. Non-members of the Board: Monica Grill, Argentina National President; and Alex Loew, Germany National President.

As expressly established in Art IV, Section 3, each member in good standing shall have the right to nominate candidates for the President, Vice Presidents, and Presidents of the Affiliated Associations. Nominations shall be submitted in writing to the Nominating Committee at any time, but not later than sixty (60) days prior to the Opening of the Congress. The Nominating Committee may also seek candidates on their own. This is a second possibility; voting shall take place by ballot. There is no reserved position, they are all open. Those who during the electoral process obtain the majority of votes will be elected or reelected (following custom tradition of the association).

Candidacies may be sent to wja@worldjurist.org prior 18th August by members in good standing (having complied with their annual duties with the association)

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Hotels in Aruba

Dear Members of the WJA

Some information regarding Hotels in Aruba:

  • For Airport – Hilton Aruba – Airport transfer reservations at WJA group rate visit: http: //www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/aruba/hilton-aruba-caribbean-resort-and-casino-AUAHHHH/maps-directions/index.html
  • Other hotels nearby:

 

  • For more information about our wonderful destination visit: www.aruba.com
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Requirements for entry into Aruba as a tourist

Dear Members of the WJA,

 
Please remember that this congress will be held in Aruba, for those who need special VISA please contact us via email as soon as possible, we want everyone in it. 
 
Notice that nationals of one of the following countries need a visa to travel to Aruba
 
Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde Islands, Central Africa Rep., Chad, China (People’s Rep.), Colombia, Comoros Isl., Congo (Brazzaville), Congo (Kinshasa), Cote d’Ivoire, Cuba, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guinea Republic, Guinee-Bissau, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Micronesia, Moldova (Rep. of), Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Northern Mariana Isl., Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palestinian National Authority, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Russian Federation, Samoa, Sao Tomé and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Serbia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tunisia, Turaku, Turkey, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
 
Additionally you may find attached the requirements for entry into Aruba as a tourist.
 
Best regards,

Ramon Soler-Padró Canela

(Executive Vice President of the World Jurist Association – Washington)

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Fees for the Aruba Biannual Congress

Dear members,

we are delighted to finally present the fees for the WJA Congress that will take place this year in the Caribbean Island of Aruba. The fees we present today are specially for members:

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Member fees

Law Student         – 100 USD
Young Jurist         – 250 USD
Developing Countries     – 350 USD (Family and relatives – 80 USD)
Standard             – 550 USD (Family and relatives – 120 USD)

Non members Fees

Law Student         – 170 USD
Young Jurist         – 300 USD
Developing Countries     – 400 USD (Family and relatives – 90 USD)
Standard             – 650 USD (Family and relatives – 150 USD)

Please find the information on how to proceed with the payments here: WJA Congress Aruba – Wire Transfer Information PDF

Indicate with your wire transfer your name and position, as well as any details you may consider necessary.

The fees do not include meals or special events.

Kind regards

Ramon Soler-Padró Canela

(Executive Vice President of the World Jurist Association)

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Amendments of the Bylaws – Charter and Bylaws Committee – Call to Membership

Fellow Members of the World Jurist Association,

charter and bylaws committee

The Charter and Bylaws Committee, appointed on 3 July if this year, consisting of three members, all nominated by the board of governors, have revised and approved the proposal attached to this email to reform the structure of the World Jurist Association’s Bylaws.

 

Members of this Committee are:

 

Dr. Ben Griffith – Legal Counsel

Dr. Ved Nanda – President of the World Association of Law Professors

Mr. Ramon Soler-Padró Canela – Executive Vice President

 

The aim of such revision and reform of the bylaws responds to the need of giving better representation to different regions and the National chapters that integrate them in our organization. The target is based on the possibility to hold every year a major event for the World Jurist Association in a different region of the world. To achieve such purpose the many national chapters will be able to gather in Regional Forums:

 

Asia (Brunei, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, North Korea, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam)

Australia – Pacific (Australia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, New Zealand, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu)

Middle East  (Bahrain, Cyprus, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey and United Arab Emirates)

 

Europe (Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark,  Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg,  Macedonia (FYROM), Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom (UK) and Vatican City)

 

Northern Africa (Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morrocco, Tunis and Western Sahara)

 

Southern Africa (Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, Ruanda, Burundi, Chad, Camerun, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabue, Benin, Burkina Faso, Camerun, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire,  Ecuatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bisau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Sudan)

Latin America (Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Falkland Islands, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela)

The Caribbean (Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, French Guiana, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Lucia, Saint vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Aruba and Curaçao, Bonaire, Bermuda, Saint Martin and Bes Islands)

 

East of North America (Eastern Canada, Northern Central US, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, North East Region US and South East Region US)

 

West of North America and Alaska (Western Canada, Alaska, South West Region US, Central South US and North West Region US)

 

 

Thus, every national chapter should gather in  Regional Forums, and each regional forum should appoint a President of the Forum. Each President of the Forum will be a member at the Inter Regional Directory, being appointed president of this modality the president of the regional Forum with a proposal for a conference or Congress that takes place in the range of five years and only within the limits of his or her chapter or regional Form. Vice President of this modality can also come with plans for a future international event and thus become president after the first two years of Rotary international presidencies have concluded, and a major event has been held by his or her inter-regional directories. This supra regional modality is thought to bring neighboring regions together with the aim of creating bonds of fraternity between their different countries and facilitating an atmosphere of international cooperation.

 

On the other hand they would have more autonomy to generate and use the funds raised by themselves (special foundations created by Regional Forums or National Chapters, with legal personality).

 

The list of Inter Regional Directories is the following:

 

North America

East of North America

West of North America and Alaska

 

Latin America & the Caribbean

Latin America

The Caribbean

 

Africa

Southern Africa

Northern Africa

 

Europe & Middle east

Europe

Middle East

 

Asia, Australia & Pacific

Asia

Australia & Pacific

 

 

All five Inter Regional Directories will gather in the Global Council of Presidents (GCP). Presidencies to this council will rotate every year depending on which President is responsible of holding the major event for the corresponding year. After the first two years of Presidencies are finished, the three presidents that have already carried out their event, may appoint there vice president as new president of the Inter Regional Directory and thus member of the Council of Presidents for the rest of the term.

 

The role of the Legal Counsel has also been revised by the Charter and Bylaws Committee so that he or she will be appointed amongst WJA senior members in good standing that are registered under any bar association of a US state.

If there was to be a law firm, member in good standing of the association with interest to present a candidate to this position, and the Legal Counsel seat was to be vacant, the candidacy could be evaluated and voted by the Council of Presidents.

 

We would like to give the opportunity to all our members to give us their feedback on these amendments so the Committee can adjust the approved proposal.

 

Please address your comments to wja@worldjurist.com

 

Kind regards

Ramon Soler-Padró Canela – Executive Vice President of the World Jurist Asociation

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Call for papers and speakers for the Biannual Congress in Aruba (30th October – 3rd November)

Fellow Jurists,
Dear members,

We are proud to announce that the World Jurist Association will be celebrating its Biannual Congress on the Law of the World in the happy island of Aruba, from the 30th October until the 3rd November.

We are now calling for your papers and candidates to become speakers at the Congress on the Subject: Right to access sustainable energy for Social Development.

Make sure you send your proposal to the EVP at rsolerpadro@bsp-abogados.com

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Biannual Congress – ENERGY: PEACE AND JUSTICE FOR ALL

The World Jurist Association Biannual Congress on the Law of the World

Fellow Jurists,
Dear members,

We are proud to announce that the World Jurist Association will be celebrating its Biannual Congress on the Law of the World in the happy island of Aruba, from the 30th October until the 3rd November.

After the impossibility to host the Congress in Venezuela due to the restrictions over foreign visas and freedom of speech, the southern Caribbean Constituent Country of Aruba will be the perfect setting to meet with all our members and discuss over the Right to access sustainable energy for Social development, and evaluate the state of the Rule of Law in regions of the world where it is currently being endangered.

This Congress will also recognize the efforts of those who have been defending the cause of the Rule of law around the world.

More information will be coming out very soon.

The info for the Barcelona Conference on “The Internet: Challenges to Peace and Freedom” is out now! [More updates soon]

‘THE INTERNET: CHALLENGES TO PEACE AND FREEDOM’

Barcelona, Spain – 19th to 21st May, 2016

Barcelona Conference Program

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 Speakers

 

Panel 1. Justice, Civil Service and the Internet

  • Ben Grifith – An active member of WJA for the past 25 years. He was a chapter author in Local Government in the Computer Age (ABA Section of State and Local Government Law, Martha Chumbler, Ed. 2009) and is an IMLA Local Government Fellow, Chair of IMLA’s International Steering Committee.

Conference – The vulnerabilities of local Governments to cyber-attacks. 

  • Sorell Negro – Lawyer in Robinson&Cole’s Miami office, where she helps clients with real property and environmental disputes.   She represents large institutional clients including multinational corporations, nonprofit organizations, and local and regional government entities.

Conference – Government Control of Electronic Information: The Finer Line between Serving and Suppressing the Public Interest.

  • Steve Meyers – Attorney who has represented governmental agencies for over 40 years. He is admitted to all state and federal courts in California and to the United States Supreme Court. An active member of the World Jurist Association and the International Municipal Lawyers Association, Mr. Meyers has been a frequent contributor to WJA proceedings for many years on issues of law and public policy.

Conference – Electronic Mail, Social Media, the Internet and Freedom of Information Laws.  

  • Peter Falk – Principal IT-Consultant, (Strategisches IT-Consulting) at Fujitsu. German EDV Gerichtstag, E-Justice at Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication.

Conference – Electronic business processes in the administration of justice. Challenges and success factors in the context of digital media.

  • Sven Kohlmeier – Attorney at Law, certified specialist on IT Law German deputy, lawyer and expert on judicial policy. Deputy. Member of Deputy’s Chamber of Berlin.

Conference – Digitalization: a Challenge for Justice.

  • Agustí Cerrillo – Professor of Administrative Law at ‘Universitat Oberta de Catalunya’. Currently, he is the Ombudsman of the University. He has published books and journal articles on e-government, public integrity and the fight against corruption, public transparency and the dissemination of public sector information through the Internet and governance of development cooperation. At present, his research is focused on the impact of ICT on Public Administration and Administrative Law and transparency and integrity in Public Administration.

Conference – Open Data Regulation: An Opportunity to Increase Transparency. 

  • Kim Quarles – First Vice-President of the World Jurist Association.  Senior Vice President, Executive Risks at Willis of New York.

Conference –  Law firms and cyber-ethical obligations.

Panel 2. The Internet and the Corporate World.

  • Steve Cahill – Steve has spent the past five years as Country Manager Spain & General Manager of the pan-European Shared Service Centre, for Colt Technology Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Fidelity, the private US Investment Bank.  Steve has 40 years’ experience at executive management level in the international ICT sector having worked in over 40 countries across five continents for subsidiaries of EMC, Fujitsu, France Telecom, Steinhoff Group, and Colt.  During this time Steve has been responsible for leading strategic change at a global level, in both line and staff management roles, for a variety of functions ranging from Customer Service, Supply Chain, Procurement, Operations, through to Sales, Finance and Commercial.

Conference – Internet: the Age of Ignorance or Knowledge. 

  • Pierre Dewez – Founder and CEO of PECB Europe, in charge of business development and international relations with customers and partners. Active in the field of Information Technology for over 18 years as quality and information security auditor, Pierre comes from the academic world (Professor of Literacy and History from Ulg and UCL in Belgium, 1996) and has an MBA from Stanford University (1997). Pierre has built his experience in compliance in the insurance industry as general secretary of the Legal Protection Office of Ethias (2nd Belgian insurer) and is internationally recognized as a senior expert in the areas of compliance, Quality, information security, risk management and continuity of information technology.
  • Juan Andrés Avilés – IBM Technical Leader. Chief Technology Officer of Enterprise Business Units in Spain. Business development in the area of Cognitive Computing (Watson).

Conference – The Cognitive Computing.

  • Agustín Argelich – Telecom Engineer trained at La Salle, Ramón Llull University of Barcelona. Founder and principal consultant at Argelich Networks, an independent ICT consultancy company. Technological Director of the IX Paralympic Games of Barcelona’92 Olympic Organising Committee. Expert in Unified Communications, Collaboration solutions and telecom expenses management. Member of the International Society of Communications Technologies Consultants (SCTC).

Conference – A Networked World.

Panel 3. Digital Taxation and Money Laundering.

  • Tulio Raul Rosembuj Erujmovich – Director of European Fiscal Law Course at the ‘Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali Guido Carli’, (LUISS) Rome. Former Professor of Financial and Tax Law at the University of Barcelona.

Conference – Taxing Digital. Cryptocurrency and the Bit Coin.

Panel 4. Cybercrime, the Penal Code, and the Internet

  • Miriam Guardiola Salmerón – Attorney at Law, specialist in Criminal Law, Cybercrime (grooming, sexting, dating violence).

Conference – Cybercrime: new risks, new challenges.

  • Alexander Löw – CEO at Data-Warehouse GmbH. Member of the SME council of DWT. Ext. personal data protection officer. Member of Cyber-Securitycouncil Germany.

Conference – Effectivity and impact of a surveilling jurisdication vs. democratic principles.

  • José Ramon Agustina – Professor at the International University of Catalonia. Director of the Criminal Law Department at the UIC. Coordinator of the Legal, Forensic and Criminological Psychopathology Master and is director of Cyber – Delinquency Master amongst other formative programs. He was Visiting Scholar at Cambridge University, Pace Law School, Rutgers School of Law y Texas State University. He published more than 30 articles in prestigious journals and 3 monographs. He is currently directing the “Colección Actualidad Criminológica y Penal” at BdeF-Edisofer publisher.

Conference – Legal issues in identifying and deterring online child grooming.

  • Alberto Jurado Salazar – Professor of Criminal Law in Rafael Urdaneta University, Maracaibo (Venezuela)

Conference – Criminalization of Online Contents in Venezuela.

Panel 5. Data Protection, Social Media, and Freedom.

  • Ann Cavoukian – Executive Director of the Privacy and Big Data Institute at Ryerson University. Former Information and Privacy Commissioner for the Canadian province of Ontario serving from 1997 to 2014.

Conference – Privacy Forms the Foundation of Freedom and Liberty.

  • José Luis Piñar – Professor of Administrative Law, Attorney at Law, Chair  of ‘Google Cathedra on Privacy, Society and Innovation’, Director of Master Programs on Data Protection, Transparency and Access to Information at the University CEU San Pablo, Madrid. Former Director of the Spanish Privacy Agency.
  • Àngels Barbarà i Fondevila – Catalan Data Protection Authority Director since 18th July, 2012, appointed by the Parliament Plenary.

Conference – New technologies and its impact on individual’s rights and freedoms.

  • Alba Bosch – Legal officer at the Policy and Consultation Unit of the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS).

Conference – EU-U.S. Privacy Shield.

  • Victor Roselló – Attorney at Law and CIPP/E, specialist in IT Law.

Conference – Social Media, Big Data and Privacy Risks.

  • Ethia Simha – President of the World Association of Lawyers (WAL). Attorney-at-Law & Notary Public, Ethia Simha Law Office; former advisor to two Israeli Prime-Ministers; former Head of Israeli women’s delegations to the UN commissions; member of the Board of Governors of The International Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists; chairperson of the international committee of the Jerusalem Bar Association; WJA National President for Israel; chairperson of the Jerusalem Cancer Association; owner of awards in Israel and abroad; and former International Honorary Secretary of the International Alliance of Women (an umbrella Association of women’s organizations) and its representative at the U.N. commissions especially the Crime Prevention Branch.

Conference – Freedom of Expression in the Digital Era. 

  • Glendeline F. Croes – Attorney at HPCD International (Aruba)

 Conference – Cybercrime and Cybersecurity in the Aviation Industry.

Panel 6. The Internet: Challenges for China.

  • Tao Kaiyuan – Grand Justice, Vice President of the Supreme People’s Court of China.

Conference – Internet and Justice in China. 

  • Fan Mingzhi – Magistrate of the Supreme People’s Court of China.

Conference – Challenges of Cyber Crimes to Chinese Criminal Law and Countermeasures. 

  • Li Ping – Magistrate of the Supreme People’s Court of China.

Conference – Present Situation of Cyber Terrorism in China and Legal Countermeasures. 

  • Jiang Qiang – Magistrate of the Supreme People’s Court of China.

Conference –  Development of China’s Personal Information Protection in the Internet Age.

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WJA Spain Congress Registration Now Open

INTERNET: CHALLENGES TO PEACE AND FREEDOM

GENERAL GOAL OF THE CONGRESS:

At a time when the amount of technological research has overcome the limits of our imagination, it is necessary to define the state we find ourselves and our societies in, and look towards new advances appearing in the near future and how they will affect our civil rights and liberties.

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