De Lucas, Javier

University of Valencia (Spain)


Professor of legal and political philosophy at the Human Rights Institute, University of Valencia, of which he was the founder and first director. He has headed the Spanish Academy in Paris (2005-2012) and the Spanish Commission for Refugee Aid (CEAR, 2008-2009). He also chairs the advisory board of the National torture prevention mechanism of the Spanish Ombusdman, sits on various scientific and editorial boards at the national and international level and participates in UNESCO's High Panel on Science, Technology and Innovation for Development (appointed by director general Bukova).

He has published 20 books and more than 300 articles in national and international scientific journals. His work deals with issues of human rights (particularly in the area of migration policies), legitimacy, democracy, citizenship and compliance with the law. He is a regular collaborator ofLe Monde Diplomatique (Spanish edition), El diario (Agenda Pública,, infoLibre (blog Al revés y al dererecho, and SER radio program Hora 25.