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Sorrow in Barcelona, Spain

Dear members,

Due to the heartbreaking recent events in Las Ramblas, Barcelona, Spain, our Executive Vice President, Ramón Soler-Padró Canela, wants to thank all your demonstrations of solidarity and affection. We would like to inform you that he and his loved ones are in perfect health, although obviously frightened. Unfortunately, owing to the threat of subsequent attacks, he remains inside his residence as it is close to the area of the attack.

Such terrorist acts are, and will always be, repudiated by our organization. Likewise, we must be aware that our fight for peace and justice must gain more force in the face of injustice and the illegality of terrorism. In World Jurist Association, we must continue working for our great values and main objective, Pax Obi Ex Jure.

On behalf of the organization I preside, may the people of Barcelona receive our words of solidarity and blesses in these hours of pain and anguish.

Sincerely,

 

Franklin Hoet Linares

President

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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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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,

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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.

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President of the WJA and President of the U.S. Chapter participated in the International Trademark Association (INTA)

On June 7, 2017, Franklin Hoet-Linares, President of the WJA, and Sorell Negro, President of the U.S. Chapter of the WJA, participated in a meeting of the International Trademark Association (INTA) in Aruba.  The purpose of the meeting was to discuss trade of counterfeit goods in the Caribbean and anti-counterfeiting efforts.  The meeting was well-attended by government officials including customs officials and law enforcement agents across the Caribbean, as well as industry representatives including from Proctor & Gamble, Philip Morris, and Puma.  The WJA is proud and delighted to announce that it is moving forward with a formal anti-counterfeiting effort in the Caribbean, working with INTA, government officials, and industry representatives to assist with training of customs officials, dissemination of best practices, and other efforts to reduce and eliminate counterfeiting of products and other illegal trade activities.

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Invitation to Crytocurrencies Conference in Gibraltar on May 9th

The World Jurist Association gladly informs our members of an upcoming event held by our friends at the Digital Currency Summit. The event titled, ¨Cryptocurrencies: Defining Future Regulation”, will be held on May 9th at the University of Gibraltar. The day´s affairs will include presentations from both a legal and economic perspective. The various speakers will explore the framework and potentiality of the application of distributed ledger technology in terms of future regulation and the distribution of goods.

Our members were kindly offered a discount if they wish to attend the event. If interested, please contact the World Jurist Association via email for more information and for the discount code.

Eloy Velasco

Conference ‘Data Protection and Privacy: New Challenges for Companies’

eloyfotoThe 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.

 

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The World Jurist Association to participate at the 4th Congress of the INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL LITIGATION NETWORK

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/