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Victims of the past and victims of the present: Obligations of the States regarding the recovery of democratic memory

On Friday, March 15 (2021), Javier Chinchón (Universidad Complutense de Madrid) will present the paper Victims of the past and victims of the present: Obligations of the States regarding the recovery of democratic memory for further discussion with attendees.

Javier Chinchón is a professor of International Law at the Complutense University of Madrid and a member / consultant of multiple Spanish and Ibero-American organizations; including Rights International Spain, of which he was a co-founder. Within it, he has participated in the design and development of different actions and demands before international human rights protection bodies. In his presentation, he will analyze the advances that have been made in the field of International Law in relation to the obligations imposed on States in terms of the recovery of democratic memory, focusing in particular on reparations victims of serious human rights violations are entitled.

Workshop supported by the research projects: "Consolidación de la memoria democrática en España, derechos de las víctimas y obligaciones de los poderes públicos: un análisis desde el Derecho internacional, comparado e interno" (financed by Ministry for the Presidency, Parliamentary Relations and Democratic Memory; "Teorías de la Justicia y Derecho Global de los Derechos Humanos" [ref. PID2019-107172RB-I00 / AEI / 10.13039/501100011033] and "Construction of Emerging Rights. Debates for the Basis of New Constitutional Standards" [ref. PID2019-106904RB-I00 / AEI / 10.13039/501100011033] (financed by Spanish National Research Agency).


About the Law & Justice Workshop (TDJ)

The TDJ is a space for discussion on issues of legal and political philosophy where young researchers participate with the aim of sharing their doctoral and postdoctoral research and getting used to the interaction of academic activity.

The invitation to submit works is not limited to members of the community of the University Carlos III of Madrid, but extends to any researcher, regardless of where they came from. Anyone interested in participating and receiving information about the TDJ can join the distribution list by sending an email to

Prior to the session, a paper for discussion will be distributed to attendees.

Organized by David García and Digno Montalván.