foto Jose Elias Esteve Molto
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Departament: Dret Internacional 'Adolfo Miaja de la Muela'
José Elías Esteve Moltó Profesor Titular de Derecho Internacional Público y Relaciones Internacionales Dpto. de Dcho Internacional "Adolfo Miaja de la Muela" Universitat de València Avda. dels Tarongers s/n 46022 Valencia (España) Tel. 963828813 Fax.963828552 E-mail:
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Senior lecturer on Public International Law and International Relations, University of Valencia; Investigator advocate in claims related to Tibet and Burma before the Spanish National Court, Hight Court, Constitutional Court and European Court of Human Rights. Particularly the line of research pursued regarding universal jurisdiction has not only generated a series of results in the research and teaching fields, but the knowledge gained has been taken to legal practice, specifically in three lawsuits for which Esteve is responsible for the research, authorship and presentation: two lawsuits on the international crimes committed in Tibet and one lawsuit lodged against the military Junta of Myanmar. All this has resulted in a clear transfer of results to legal practice, which is visible in the actions taken by several central courts of Spain’s Audiencia Nacional. He has participated as judge in the Permanent People’s Tribunal on Sri Lanka, Bremen, Germany. Other main research lines are, Business and Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law. At the same time he is participating in different national and international research projects mainly lead by Professor Ramón Chornet of the University of Valencia.

He has published dozens of articles in journals and book chapters, such as, “Causes and first effects of the reform of universal jurisdiction principle by the Ley Orgánica 1/2009”, Spanish Yearbook of International Law XVI, 2010, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2012, pp. 19-54; “Tibet”, Oxford Bibliographies in International Law, Ed. EIC International Law, Oxford University Press, New York, 2013; “The ‘Great Leap Forward’ to impunity. Burying universal jurisdiction in Spain and returning to the paradigm of Human Rights as ‘domaine réservé’ of the States”, Journal of International Criminal Justice 13 (5), 2015, pp. 1121-1144; “Les droits de victimes de disparition forcé devant la Cour Européenne des Droits de l’Homme: la nécessité de la fertilisation croisée du système interaméricain”, Annuaire Français de Droit International, Vol. LXI, 2016, pp. 405-427 ; “Impunity veil of transnational corporations: the judicial saga of Bhopal”, en Marullo, Zamora Cabot, F.J.: Empresas y derechos humanos: temas actuales, Editoriali Scientifica Napoli, 2018, pp. 249-276; “Requiem for universal jurisdiction in Spain”, Révue Québécois du Droit International Vol. 33, nº 1, 2020, pp. 55-84,

Currently he is the Director of the Master’s Degree in Human Rights, Democracy and International justice and Secretary of the Human Rights Institute ( He is also in charge of the International Human Rights Department of the Legal Clinic of the University of Valencia.

Asignatures impartides i modalitats docents
Dijous de 10:00 a 13:00. DESPACHO 3A03
Participa en el programa de tutories electròniques de la Universitat de València
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Altres Publicacions
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