Category: Events Update

COP25 in Madrid: Dialogues on Law and Climate Emergency

Law as a tool for citizens to fight against climate change

The World Jurist Association and the World Law Foundation organized the ‘Dialogues on Law and Climate Emergency’ on the occasion of the 25º UN Climate Summit. On December 4 & 5, 2019, experts in environmental and energy law analyzed how law can serve society in its fight against climate change.

The first meeting was held at the Green Zone of the UN Climate Summit COP25 in IFEMA. It was led by Javier Cremades, president of the organizing institutions, who said that law is the instrument that society has to face the challenge of climate change. In this regard, Cremades affirmed that “without law we can make little progress and that is why we need the commitment of the whole society, both the fiscal effort and the sense of corporate responsibility, in order to direct the future towards an energy transition that leads us to clean and sustainable energies that make decarbonization a tangible goal”.

Marina Serrano, Of-Coursel of Pérez Llorca, also highlighted the role of jurists in this area. She assured that “they serve society and citizens and, therefore, the environment.” And, in the words of Javier De Cendra Larragán, Dean of IE Law School and Member of the Health and Safety Committee of the International Bar Association, ”climate change has unleashed a cultural debate that requires an adequate framework and regulatory stability for technological development ”.

For Pilar Navarro, partner of Cremades & Calvo-Sotelo Sevilla and former Secretary General of Environment and Climate Change of the Junta de Andalucía, the solution to this problem lies “in regulatory stability, in the multilateral investment court and the application of law global administrative ”. And Navarro hopes to reach an environmental pact “to ensure that the planet will be available and sustainable for the next generations”.  To achieve this, she pointed out that “digitalization and technology, combined with the law, will be the horse on which this new transition to a decarbonized and sustainable world is galloping.”

The second day of Dialogues on Law and Climate Emergency, which took place at the headquarters of the news magazine Cambio16, featured Javier Cremades as moderator of the discussion in which Carlos de Miguel, partner of the Environment Department of Uría Menéndez, pointed out the need to establish “a consensus of price and legal security signals”, in addition to “a greater involvement of the public”, since “there is citizen and business awareness, but perhaps it is lower by the public bodies”.

Isabel Coleto, Co-Founder of Talantia and Professor at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, analyzed the industrial situation with respect to pollution, and indicated that zero waste is possible in business facilities thanks to the investments that are being made, but has not forgotten about small and medium-sized businesses, “so important in Spain as they cannot keep up with the environmental requirements that in recent years have proliferated so much in our country and that imply some insecurity for the end that can wait for them”. And is that “SMEs can barely meet the requirements of the regulator and there is an inconsistency between regulation and industrial reality.”

Audiencia al Comité Organizador del “World Law Congress of the World Jurist Association”

​Su Majestad el Rey de España recibió en audiencia al Comité Organizador del “World Law Congress of the World Jurist Association” que se celebrará los días 19 y 20 de febrero de 2019 en el Teatro Real de Madrid.

El comité organizador del “World Law Congress of the World Jurist Association” acudió encabezado por el presidente y Fundador Sunroad Entreprises, Aaron Feldman Melo.

​Durante la audiencia el Comité Organizador del “World Law Congress of the World Jurist Association”, informaron a Don Felipe de los avances habidos en la organización y en el programa del Congreso.

© Casa de S.M. el Rey Su Majestad el Rey junto al comité organizador del “World Law Congress of the World Jurist Association” Palacio de La Zarzuela. Madrid, 20.11.2018

© Casa de S.M. el Rey Su Majestad durante la audiencia con el comité organizador del “World Law Congress of the World Jurist Association” Palacio de La Zarzuela. Madrid, 20.11.2018

“Un mundo gobernado por la ley, no por la fuerza”, ha sido la misión de la Asociación Mundial de Juristas (WJA) desde su fundación en 1963. La WJA se formó en respuesta a una protesta internacional por un foro abierto y libre donde jueces, abogados, profesores de derecho y otros profesionales de todo el mundo podrían colaborar para fortalecer y ampliar el Estado de Derecho y sus instituciones a través de las naciones del mundo.

Como organización no gubernamental con estatus consultivo especial en el Consejo Económico y Social de la ONU, la WJA proporciona un foro único para la comunidad internacional. La Asociación trabaja estrechamente con gobiernos, organizaciones no gubernamentales y asociaciones internacionales para fomentar un diálogo cooperativo sobre la paz mundial.

Fuente original: Página web Casa de su Majestad El Rey

Arbitration Summit 2019 – Registrations Open

The World Jurist Association proudly invites you to the 7th Annual Arbitration & Investment Summit, Caribbean, Latin America & Other Emerging Markets 2019, to be held on January 25th, 2019, in Nassau, Bahamas.

The event is being organized by the WJA President for the Bahamas, Dr. Peter Maynard, who invites all WJA members to join the Conferences.

The Program is available HERE

Register now at www.maynardlaw.com

Further information, please contact info@maynardlaw.com 

 

 

WJA Madrid Congress – Save the Date!

 

In February 2019, Madrid will become the capital of the International Legal World during the celebration of the 26th WJA Biennial Congress. The program will focus on Globality & Current Challenges to Democracy, offering a holistic view of the great issues that concern humanity, on which the jurist world must respond. Matters that converge with the objectives of the 2030 Agenda of the United Nations, and the achievement of peace and prosperity through sustainable development.

In special, this Congress will represent a milestone for the WJA, as the World Peace & Liberty Award will be presented for the first time. The awarded personality is of the highest interest in Spain, a representative of unwavering commitment to the Rule of Law and the defense of Democracy and Freedom.

The Program of the Congress will integrate the vision of notorious International and Spanish jurists, companies and institutions that support the progress of humanity, and coexistence in democracy and freedom. Keynote Speakers and Panelists already confirmed include Former Prime Ministers, high representatives of the UN, OAS, EU and other relevant international entities, Chief Justices from different Supreme Courts, and prominent legal academics, among other prestigious jurists from around the globe.

Save the date for this Grand Biennial Congress!

Further information and opening of registrations will begin in November 2018. Would you have any quieries, please, do not hesitate to contact our Executive Director, Yacky Rodríguez at wjadirector@gmail.com

Would you like to learn more about our fantastic next location? Visit Madrid’s Official Tourist Website

Looking forward to meeting you in Madrid!

Regards,

 

Franklin Hoet Linares – WJA Worldwide President

 

WJA Munich IP Conference 2018

 

The WJA Munich Conference IP Protection & Trademark Rights was held on May 3 – 4 at the Courtyard® & Residence Inn® Munich East Hotel in Munich, Germany. The successful conference featured an array of high level interesting presentations and events. The Opening Ceremony begun with speeches from Dr. Alexander Löw, President of the Organizing Committee & President of the WJA for Europe & Germany; Dr. Franklin Hoet-Linares, WJA Worldwide President; Hon. Justice TAO Kaiyuan, WJA President for Asia & China; and Marc F-X Groebl, member of the Board of Directors of the Munich Bar Association.

First day sessions included:

  • Franklin Hoet Linares, Founding Partner at HPCD, on Multiple Protection Strategies in the Fashion Design Business in LATAM;
  • Brian Smith, Partner at Robinson & Cole, on US Copyright Protections;
  • Yann Meniere, Chief Economist at the European Patent Office, on The Economic Impact of the Unitary Patent;
  • Orlando Viera Blanco, President of the Canadian-Venezuelan Engagement Foundation, on the Impact of Counterfeiting and Illegitimate Markets in the Social, Economic and Institutional Field;
  • TAO Kaiyuan, Vice President of the Supreme People’s Court of the People’s Republic of China, on the Reform and Development of Intellectual Property Protection of Chinese Courts;
  • WANG Chuang, Deputy Chief Judge of the 3rd Civil Division of the Supreme People’s Court of the People’s Republic of China, on the Development of China’s Trademark Protection Rules and System;
  • JIANG Ying, Chief Judge of the 1st Trial Division of Beijing Intellectual Property Court of the People’s Republic of China, on the Practice and Prospect of the Intellectual Property Case Guidance System in China;
  • LING Song, Deputy Judge of the 1st Trial Division of Shanghai Intellectual Property Court of the People’s Republic of China, on the Promoting Judicial Protection of Scientific Innovation and Enhancing IP International Exchange against the Background of Globalization; and
  • HUANG Huihuan, Chief Judge of the Case-Filing Division of Guangzhou Intellectual Property Court of the People’s Republic of China, on Research on Market Value of IP & Key to the Difficulty of Determining Tort Damages Compensation.

The day closed with a moving Commemorative Ceremony held at the Munich Olympic Village near the Munich Massacre Monument in remembrance of the 11 Israeli Athletes and the German Police Officer murdered in 1972 during the Summer Olympic Games. The ceremony, greatly organized and produced by Adv. Yehoshua Nener, WJA Israel President, was initiated by Dr. Hoet and a prayer in the athletes’ memory recited by a Rabbi.

Adv. Nener delivered the opening speech, emphasizing that the world must unite against terrorism. Keynote Speaker, Hon. Jus. Miriam Naor, President (ret) of the Supreme Court of Israel, reviewed the events unfolding the act of terror, highlighting the unfortunate refusal of Germany to allow the Israeli Special Forces to release the hostages.

Following speeches were delivered by Mrs. Ankie Spitzer, widow of Andre Spitzer, athlete murdered during the massacre, and Mr. Yoram Domb, husband of Esther Roth-Shahamorov, surviving Israeli athlete. Other speakers included the Deputy Consul of Israel in Munich, Mr. Liran Sahar, Dr. Alexander Löw, and Dr. Franklin Hoet, who delivered his most moving message on behalf of the organization.

Through the videos screened behind the speakers, many of the participants were exposed for the first time to the details of the Munich Massacre. Attendees expressed how deeply moved they were and promised to transmit the indelible impression left by the ceremony to jurists and friends in their home countries.

Day two sessions included:

  • Miguel Domingo Vecchioni, Manager of the Team of Applied Mathematics and Natural Language Processing at the European Patent Office, on Patents in the 4th Industrial Revolution;
  • Jacint Soler-Padró, WJA Spain President, on the Internet Company’s Monopoly – A Risk to our Freedom?
  • Panagiotis Rigopoulos, Lawyer of the European & International Legal Affairs of the European Patent Office, on the Recent Developments at the EPO and the EPO as a Key Harmonization Driver;
  • Alexander Löw, President of Data-Warehouse GmbH, on Challenges of Small and Medium Enterprises in IP;
  • Jesús Becerra, Corporate Criminal Defense Attorney and Lecturer at the Universitat Pompeu Fabré Barcelona, on the Criminal Law Consequences of the Protection of Intellectual Property Through Self Help under Spanish Law; and
  • Ramón Soler-Padró, Partner at Soler-Padró v. Hohenlohe Engel, on the Impacts of Social Media on the Civil Society.

A vibrant Closing Ceremony was held at the traditional Bavarian restaurant Ratskeller of the Munich City Town Hall. Hon. Jus. Peter Umeadi, WJA President for Africa, honored the Closing Statement of the Conference. Typical Oktober Fest gifts were presented as well as beautiful presents from the Chinese delegation, and a Bavarian music and dance show delighted the WJA Global Council, members and participants, who even joined in for a dance.

The WJA greatly appreciates the participation of attendees from countries as far as Canada, USA, Latin America, Nigeria, Israel and China, among other countries. Furthermore, WJA is proud of and thankful with the Organizing Committee, Dr. Alexander Löw and family, Sven Kohlmeier, Alexandra Lohr, Carola Dirscherl, Yacky Rodríguez and all the Data-Warehouse Gmgh team, who worked very hard to put together such a successful and high-quality event.

Expectations now rely on the upcoming 26th Biennial Congress in Madrid, Spain, to be presided by H.M. the King of Spain in 2019, and on the next Conference to be organized by the WJA Israeli team, probably in Jerusalem, which would give us the opportunity to reunite with our friends from the Israeli Supreme Court and the unforgettable and hardworking WJA member Dr. Ethia Simha.

Note: Presentations will be soon available. Further information Dr. Alexander Löw, WJA President for Europe A.Loew@dwh.email. WJA members discount applies.

 

Photo Gallery

Alexander Löw & Sven Kohlmeier – WJA Germany

Welcoming the Nigerian Delegation

Welcoming the Chinese delegation

Alexander Löw, Tao Kaiyuan, Franklin Hoet & Yejoshua Nener

Welcoming participants from China, Israel & Venezuela

The Venezuelan delegation entering the Conference

Typical Bavarian Welcome Pack

Dr. Alexander Löw – Organizing Committee

Guests at the Conference Room

Dr. Franklin Hoet – WJA Worldwide President

Jus. TAO Kaiyuan – WJA President for Asia

Marc F-X Groebl – Board of Directors of the Munich Bar Association

Franklin Hoet

Brian Smith

Yann Meniere

Orlando Viera Blanco

Chinese Delegation

WJA members with Jus. Miriam Naor

Alberto Jurado and the WJA Germany Team

Jus. Tao Kaiyuan and Dr. Franklin Hoet

Setting of the Commemorative Ceremony

Setting of the Commemorative Ceremony

Yejoshua Nener – Israeli Commemorative Ceremony Organizer

Rabbi at the Commemorative Ceremony

Alexander Löw – Commemorative Ceremony

Commemorative Ceremony Guests

Alexander Löw – Commemorative Ceremony

Jus. Miriam Naor – Commemorative Ceremony

WJA Members at the Commemorative Ceremony

WJA Officials with Israeli Hon. Jus. (ret) Miriam Naor

Network Meeting Area

Miguel D. Vecchioni

Jacint Soler Padro

Conference Room

Panagiotis Rigopoulus

Nigerian Delegation and speakers

Jesús Becerra

Ramón Soler-Padró

Attendees with their Certificates

Orlando Viera, Jesús Becerra & Alberto Jurado

Jus. Peter Umeadi, WJA President for Africa – Closing Ceremony

Bavarian music & dance performance – Closing Ceremony

Bavarian music & dance performance – Closing Ceremony

Dr. Hoet & Jus. Kaiyuan – Closing Ceremony

Bavarian performance -Closing Ceremony

WJA President’s Speech – Commemorative Ceremony to the Munich Massacre

A ceremony was held by the World Jurist Association on May 3, 2018, to commemorate the Munich Massacre of 11 Israeli Athletes and one German police officer during the Olympics.

On September 5, 1972, during the 20th Olympic Summer Games, a savage terrorist attack occurred at the peaceful Olympic Village in Munich, Germany, where Athletes from all over the world were gathering. At the time of that horrifying act, the sports magnus event was in its second week. The attack was performed by a Palestinian terrorist group called Black September, and the target and victims were the Israeli Olympic delegation.

11 Israeli Athletes were taken hostages and some of them suffered physical abuse by their kidnappers. Unfortunately, after a failed rescue attempt, eventually, all the hostages were brutally killed, alone with a German Police Officer. The terrorist attack shattered the dreams of many athletes, who were excited to come to Munich and take part in the world’s most important and awesome sports event – The Olympic Games.

The Munich Massacre shocked the World and had an immediate effect on the Olympians. Some competitors left the village out of fear, and the mood of the ones who remained was sad. Many leaders from around the world condemned this brutal coup de main. The U.S. President Richard Nixon even discussed a number of possible American responses and, eventually, decided with Henry Kissinger to press the United Nations to stand out against international terrorism. King Hussein of Jordan was the only Arab leader who denounced the attack publicly, calling it a “Savage crime against civilization, perpetrated by sick minds”.

In September 2017, the German government officials put forth a clear-cut tribute to commemorate the 11 Israeli Olympic Athletes who were murdered at the 1972 terrorist’s attack. This permanent memorial to the “Munich Massacre”, where we stand today, was opened at the site of the 1972 Olympic Games Terrorist Attack, in presence of the German president Frank-Walter Stenmeier and the president of the State of Israel Reuven Rivlin. Both leaders attending the opening ceremony condemned the killing as an act against the Olympic spirit and values that should have never occurred.

What happened here in 1972, how it happened, why it happened, is still worth our attention and remembrance. Terrorists committed an act opposing the spirit of collaboration of the Olympic Family and violated the essence of the Olympism. I fully endorse the comments by His Majesty King Hussein, President Stenmeier of Germany, President Rivlin of Israel, and those of the President of the International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach.

The legal community condemns all kinds of terrorism. This was an attack not only on our fellow Israelis but also an assault on the values that the World Jurist Association stands for: Peace and Justice. This repugnant act against innocent people was against all the civilization, the Human Rights and the Rule of Law.

Franklin Hoet Linares – May 3, 2018