On 22nd, 23rd and 24th September, Burgos University (UBU) has organised the second training seminar on the Charter of fundamental rights, which addressed topics such as family reunification and fight against terrorism. The seminar, originally planned at the beginning of April 2020, had to be postponed and, due to the current situation, has been carried out only digitally, in order to let lawyers from Italy, Bulgaria and Spain attend the event, even if virtually.

The General Council of Spanish Lawyers (Consejo General de la Abogacia Española) and Burgos Bar Association collaborated with UBU in the organisation of the event.

The speakers, who intervened from the press room of the University, included UBU professors and other experienced legal professionals coming from Burgos as well as from other Spanish cities. Among the speakers, it is worth mentioning Mr. José de la Mata, judge at the Audiencia Nacional, known in Spain for several national cases. In his speech he addressed the fight against terrorism and the European investigation order, as seen from the Spanish judicial perspective.

This seminar was planned in the framework of the project Lawyers4Rights (Lawyers for the protection of fundamental rights), which was awarded a grant under a call of the Justice Programme of the European Union aimed at supporting European judicial training. The coming seminar will be organised on 23rd and 24th October by ANF – Associazione nazionale forense (Italian Lawyers’ Association) and will also be streamed online.