Opening lecture: Diplomatic and Consular Relations in Foreign Policy. Edouard Beslay, Diplomat. Honorary Consul General of France in Barcelona.
International Law Departments of States and their Role in Practice. José Martín Pérez de Nanclares, Head of the International Law Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation. Professor of Public International Law at the Universidad de Salamanca.
Diplomacy in the Context of Administrative Law: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, and Diplomatic Missions and Officials. Javier Junceda, Professor de Administrative Law and Dean of the UIC Faculty of Law.
Sources of Diplomatic and Consular Law. Jorge Luis Collantes, Director of the Bar Association of Barcelona’s United Nations Law Programme for Lawyers.
The Treaty of Lisbon and the Foreign Relations of the European Union. Esther Zapater, Professor of International Law and Dean of the Faculty of Law at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.
Diplomacy Functions and Forms: Bilateralism, Multilateralism and Direct Diplomacy. Alberto Moreno, Diplomat. Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation.
Conducting Foreign Policy and Exercising Diplomacy from a Bilateral Embassy. Manuel Montobbio, Ambassador for Spain in Andorra. Former Ambassador in Albania.
The Judicial System in Bilateral Relations: The Figure of the Liaison Judge and International Cooperation. Juan Pablo González, Magistrate. Spanish Liaison Magistrate in France.
Multilateral Diplomacy Carles Casajuana, Diplomat. Former Spanish Ambassador in the United Kingdom. Former Director of the International Policy Department at the Office of the Spanish Presidency. Former Ambassador and Representative to the European Union’s Political and Security Committee.
The Commonwealth and the Diplomatic Stage: The Unique Features of the Relations Between Countries that Share a Head of State. Maria Mut, Professor of Public International Law at the UIC. Research Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London.
Seminar: Diplomatic Relations of Sui Generis Subjects of International Law: The Sovereign Order of Malta. Marcos Fernández de Béthencourt. Lawyer.
The Consular Office and Consuls: Classification and Functions. Jaume Martin, Lawyer. Honorary Consul of the Czech Republic in Barcelona.
Immunity and Inviolability in the Vienna Conventions on Diplomatic Relations of 1961 and on Consular Relations of 1963. Distinguishing Between Jurisdiction and Enforcement Immunity. Jordi Sellarés, Professor of Public International Law at the Universitat de Barcelona and ESADE.
Tax Law in the Case of Immunity and Inviolability. Juan Ramón Medina, Lawyer. Professor of Financial and Tax Law at the UIC.
(held on a Monday as an exception): Practice Using the Case-Study Method: Diplomatic and Consular Immunity. Noemí Morell, Lawyer and Consultant. Former student on the postgraduate programme in Diplomatic and Consular Law at the Bar Association of Barcelona.
The Rules of International Organizations: Headquarters Agreements and Immunity and Inviolability. Jorge Luis Collantes, Director of the Bar Association of Barcelona’s United Nations Law Programme for Lawyers.
Immunity of the Actors Involved in Direct Diplomacy: Heads of State, Heads of Government and Foreign Affairs Ministers. Carlos Espaliu, Professor of Public International Law at the UIC. Former Legal Officer at the International Court of Justice.
Immunity, Privileges, Inviolability and Other Procedural Issues in Domestic Law: Constitution, Code of Civil Procedure, Criminal Procedure Act and ECHR Jurisprudence. Carlos de Miranda, Professor of Procedural Law at the UIC.
The Hague Conference on Private International Law: Tools for Multilateralism. Carmen Parra, Spanish Representative at the Hague Conference. Professor of Private International Law and Secretary General of Universitat Abat Oliba.
Diplomatic Protection in the Case of Administrative and Judicial Decisions Made Overseas. Helena Torroja, Professor of Public International Law at the Universitat de Barcelona. Director of the Preparatory Course for Admission to the Diplomatic Service at the Centre of International Studies.
Diplomatic Practice: The Note Verbale. The Call for Enquiries into Ambassadors. The Expulsion of Diplomats. The Breaking of Diplomatic Ties and Related Case Studies. Carles Pérez-Desoy, Diplomat. Assistant Director of the Foreign Ministry. Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation.
(held on a Monday as an exception): Practice Using the Case-Study Method: Immunity in the Context of International Organizations. Susana Cano, Lawyer Specializing in Negotiation. Former student of the postgraduate programme in Diplomatic and Consular Law at the Bar Association of Barcelona.
Criminal Protection of Internationally Protected Persons. Pilar Rey, Lawyer. Professor of Criminal Law at the UIC.
The Future of Diplomacy. Fernando Perpiña-Robert, Spanish Ambassador. Former Secretary General for Foreign Policy. Former member of the group of experts appointed by the Secretary General of NATO to prepare the new strategic concept. Former President of the Board of Examiners for Admissions to the Diplomatic Service.