Instructors from UASB, FLACSO, Del Rosario University and the Free University of Colombia participate in the seminar held in Toledo

Press release no. 2019-01

 

Instructors from the UASB, Ecuador, FLACSO Ecuador, the Del Rosario University and the Free University of Colombia participate in the meeting focused on the domain “Constitutional Justice, interpretation and application of the Constitution” that will be held in Toledo, Spain, until 18th July, with presentations linked to the OPT-IN Project

 

The following instructors contribute to the programme Interculturality, Peace and Rights of Nature (OPT-IN) and will participate in the meeting focused on the domain “Constitutional Justice, interpretation and application of the Constitution” organized by the University of Castilla-La Mancha, in the city of Toledo, Spain, from 1st to 18th July:

 

  • Department of Law at the Simón Bolívar Andean University (UASB): Gina Benavides, Gardenia Chávez Adriana Rodríguez, María Augusta León and Marco Navas Avear

  • The Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO): Iván Narváez and Franklin Ramírez

  • Del Rosario University and the Free University of Colombia (Bogotá headquarters): Janeth Callejas Cifuentes, Liliana Estupiñán Achury, José Rory Forero Salcedo and Luz Ángela Gómez Jutinico

 

This seminar on constitutional law with presentations linked to the OPT-IN Project pursues two objectives:  first, to strengthen the academic body that will teach a pilot course-workshop in Quito and Bogotá in September and will implement the Master’s Degree in Rights of Nature and Peace in 2020, at the UASB in Quito; and, second, to promote academic exchange between instructors from the participating universities of the Andean Community and the European Union already involved in the project in order to build the knowledge base of the Master’s Degree programme.

 

 Pilot course-workshops in the month of September

 

The first objective will contribute to the programming of two pilot course-workshops: one that will be held in the city of Quito, from 9 to 11, and another in the city of Bogotá, from 12 to 14.

These three-day courses aim to foster the development of a full Master’s programme to open in 2020. The courses are meant for professionals and activists, key stakeholders in the field of the rights of nature and the construction of peace, the core topics of the OPT-IN Project.

  

Lectures by Latin American scholars in Toledo

 

The following Latin American scholars will deliver master classes at the University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain, as part of the academic exchange between the participating instructors, the second main objective of the seminar:

  • Simon Bolivar Andean University (UASB): Gina Benavides, Gardenia Chávez and Adriana Rodríguez

  • Free University of Colombia: Janeth Callejas Cifuentes, Liliana Estupiñán Achury, José Rory Forero Salcedo and Luz Ángela Gómez Jutinico

 

OPT-IN presentations linked to the specialization programme in Toledo

 

Within the meeting focused on the domain “Constitutional Justice, interpretation and application of the Constitution”, which will be held in July, the special programme dedicated to the attainment of the OPT-IN project will deal with the following topics:

 

Miguel Ángel Pacheco Rodríguez: “A counter-hegemonic foundation of rights”

Francisco Javier Díaz Revorio: “Dignity and foundation of rights”

Roberto Viciano Pastor: “Ownership of the rights of nature”

Gerardo Ruiz-Rico: “The peace process in Colombia”

Marcos Criado de Diego: “Constitution and value of peace”

The special programme will end with a round table.

 

 

No nature protection, no peace

 

Updated: 20th June 2019

 

In an interview with FLACSO Radio, Marco Navas Alvear, academic fellow at the School of Law, Simón Bolívar Andean University (UASB), emphasises the importance of protecting the environment in order to preserve peace.

 

Samantha Garrido, host of the TV programme Medio Mundo, examines the effects of establishing a Master’s Degree in the Rights of Nature and Peacebuilding.

El proyecto Operadores Transnacionales Interculturales (OPT-IN) tiene el aval de Erasmus PLUS y 8 universidades socias.