Our Team

José Pureza

Project coordinator

Researcher at CES and a full Professor at the School of Economics of the University of Coimbra, where he is the scientific coordinator of the PhD Program on Human Rights in Contemporary Societies. He has a larger experience and technical skills on human and fundamental rights. Apart from the academic background, he also has extensive experience in training, namely regarding human and fundamental rights.

Conceição Gomes

Senior researcher

Executive Coordinator of the Permanent Observatory for Portuguese Justice (OPJ) and the Unit of Legal and Judiciary Training (UNIFOJ), with extensive experience in continuous and advanced training programs; setting training guidelines and organizing training programs (continuous training actions; short training courses; and courses of specialization) for different judicial actors.

Philip Langbroek 

Project coordinator

Professor Philip Langbroek is director of the Montaigne Centre for Justice and Conflict Resolution of Utrecht University. Next to that he is managing editor of the International Journal for Court Administration and co-director of the EGPA studygroup on Justice and Court Administration. He is also member of the editorial board of Utrecht Law Review, and of the Justizforschung Series of Stämpfli Verlag in Bern, Switzerland.Trained in public administration and law, he has taught Dutch administrative law and public administration for many years and published widely on administrative law, ombudsmen and on justice and court administration.

Bas van Bockel 

Senior researcher

Bas van Bockel is an assistant professor of EU law at Utrecht University and Visiting Professor at Universita Ca' Foscari (Venice, Italy). His areas of specialization include substantive EU law (EU competition law, the Single Market, and EU criminal law) and EU protection of fundamental rights. Amongst other things, he was formerly Head of the MA European Union Studies at Leiden University (the Netherlands); Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence (Italy); and Visiting Professor of EU law at Saarland University (Germany).

Manon Julicher 

Junior researcher

Manon Julicher is a lecturer and junior-researcher at the Utrecht University School of Law. She is specialized in administrative and constitutional law. She also attained a master’s degree in philosophy (ethics and philosophy of human rights). 

Agueda Mera


Communications coordinator at the Human Rights Institute of Catalonia, where she has implemented dissemination campaigns for human rights training, advocacy and research projects. She holds a BA in Journalism and a masters degree in International Relations.

Anaïs Franquesa


Criminal lawyer specialised on human rights, stragegic litigation, advocacy and social movements. Member of IDHC and Managing Director of Irídia, Center for Human Rights. BA in Law and a master degree about the psychosocial impact in cases of torture and ill-treatment.

Anna Palacios


Managing director at the Human Rights Institute of Catalonia, BA in Humanities and masters degrees in Development Cooperation and in Human Rights and Democratisation. She has worked in the field of human rights in the Middle East, the Maghreb, Sub-Saharan Africa and Europe with the UN and different NGOs.

David Bondia Garcia


Doctor of law and Professor of Public International Law and International Relations at the University of Barcelona. He is also  guest lecturer at several universities in Europe, America, Asia and Africa, founding member of the "Réseau Méditerranéen de Formation et Recherche en Droits de l'Homme" and the president of the Institut de Drets Humans de Catalunya. His main lines of research are the emerging human rights and the national and international protection of human rights. In this last area, his participation in the drafting of the European Charter for the Safeguarding of Human Rights in the City and other advisory work in municipal ombudsmen is particularly noteworthy.

Diana Osadci


Training coordinator in Human Rights and Training Program at the Human Rights Institute of Catalonia, where she has developed training projects in different Human Rights area. She holds a BA in Political Science and master’s degree in International Relations and European Integration focuses in External Action on the EU’s role in the international arena.

Jaume Saura


Deputy Ombudsman of Catalonia. Professor of International Law at the University of Barcelona (on leave). His researched has focused on human rights, armed conflicts and international organizations, among others. He has been twice visiting professor at Loyola Law School (Los Angeles). He has served as Deputy Dean of the Law School (UB) and general coordinator of its PhD program, as well as in several international electoral missions. Former president of the Human Rights Institute of Catalonia.

June Orenga


Human Rights Training Program Coordinator at the Human Rights Institute of Catalonia, BA in Psychology and masters degree in International Cooperation and Human Rights, Democracy and Globalization. She has been working in the field of human rights in Latin America and Europe with the UNESCO and different NGOs.

Pasquale Policastro

Senior Researcher

Professor of Szczecin University, director for Poland of the European Master “Law and Policies of European Integration: European Constitutional Law and Multilevel Constitutionalism” the first example in Europe of a joint Master in law between university belonging to different countries (France, Italy, Poland, Spain).

Kamil Dąbrowski


Kamil Dąbrowski was born in Szczecin in 1991. In 2015 he obtained a master’s degree in law, based on his master’s dissertation about Legal Forms of the Responsibility of President of the Republic of Poland. At present he is a lecturer on constitutional and European Union law at the University of Szczecin. His academic activity concentrates on the problems of human rights guarantees in penal and round-penal legal proceedings. He is a member of Szczecin’s Legal Counsel Association, where he is getting experience to be a Legal Counsel.