The specialist in International Public Law Santiago Castellà believes that globalization of international law and the work of the International Criminal Court are a new guarantee for the protection of Human Rights. “We are witnessing a profound change due to globalization: international law, previously based in the territory and the principle of sovereignty, today has become less important and now the sovereignty is the dignity of persons. States that don’t respect Human Rights must respond to the International Criminal Court”. Castellà made these reflections during his admission as full academician of the Royal European Academy of Doctors-Barcelona 1914 (RAED), which occurred June 30 in Barcelona.


The recipient read the inaugural speech “¿Hacia un nuevvo Derecho de Gentes?” (Towards a new law of nations?). He replied on behalf of the RAED the academician Joan Francesc PontCastellà was dean of the Faculty of Law and Vice Chancellor of the University Rovira i Virgili. He’s recognized for his work in investigating international protection of ethnic, national, linguistic and religious minorities, in addition to the legal protection of the environment.