Adela Cortina has been awarded the 2018 Human Rights Prize of the Spanish Legal Profession

Adela Cortina.
Adela Cortina.

The General Council of Spanish Advocates has awarded the 2018 Human Rights Prize of the Spanish Legal Profession in the category of “individual” to the professor of the Universitat de Valencia Adela Cortina. This year, the award was fully dedicated to the prevention hate crimes.

The award coincides with the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of the United Nations and with the 75th anniversary of the foundation of the Council.  The awarding ceremony will take place in Madrid on Thursday 13th December at 6:30 p.m. at the Espacio Harley Ventas (Alcalá Street, 182).

Adela Cortina is a professor of Ethics and Political Philosophy of the Universitat de València. She has also been the first female full member of the Royal Academy of Moral and Political Sciences.  She is the director of the Master’s Degree and the Doctoral Studies in Ethics and Democracy, as well as the Executive Manager of the Étnor Foundation. She is an honoured doctor in 12 national and international universities. She has also been a member of the jury of the Princess of Asturias Awards in the categories of Communication, Humanities and Social Sciences. She was given the 2007 International Essay Award Jovellanos and the National Essay Award 2014. In May 2018, she won the Valencian Literary Critique Award in the category of Essay and Critique for her book “Aporofobia”.

Some of her works are  Ética mínima, Ética sin moral, Ética aplicada y democracia radical, Ciudadanos del mundo, Por una ética del consumo, Ética de la razón cordial, Las fronteras de la persona, Justicia cordial, Neuroética y neuropolítica and ¿Para qué sirve realmente la ética?

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