Relaño Pastor, Eugenia

Complutense University, Madrid (Spain)


She holds a Doctorate Degree in Law (2001) and Bachelor Degrees in Political Science and in Sociology (1998) and she is an Assistant Professor in Complutense University (Madrid) and works as Scientific Coordinator of Cultural and Religious Diversity (CUREDI) Database Project in the Department ‘Law & Anthropology’, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle (Saale), Germany.

 She worked as Legal Adviser for the Spanish Ombudsman, Department of Migration and Equal Treatment (2004-2017). She was a legal trainer for National Human Rights Institutions in EU Twinning Projects in Kazakhstan, Armenia, Macedonia and Turkey. She worked as judicial trainer for the European Network of Councils of the Judiciary (ENCJ). She also trained legal practitioners in EU Anti-Discrimination Law in the Academy of European Law (ERA). She was a Fulbright Fellow in the Salzburg Seminar (2001) and visiting scholar in the University of Ottawa (1998), University of California at Berkeley (1999), Institute of Human Rights in Oslo (2000), Law School in Harvard University (2001), Institute of Comparative and European Law at the University of Oxford (2002), Robbins Collection in University of California at Berkeley (2004) and Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology (2017). 

She was member of the Advisory Panel of Experts on Freedom of Religion and Belief, ODIHR-OSCE (2005-2012) and the Spanish representative member of the Legal Working Group (LWG) of the European Group of National Human Rights Institutions (Council of Europe). Her research expertise comprises Religious Freedom, Equality and Non-discrimination, Minorities, Xenophobia, Human dignity, Multiculturalism and Immigration.