International Congress “Aporophobia and Criminal Law in the Social State” was developed in April, 20, 21 and 22, 2020.

National and International professors and researchers participated in the congress. They provided an interdisciplinary vision on aporophobia in diffrent social, political and economic contexts.

The inaugural confereced was conducted by Ana Isabel Pérez Cepeda (University of Salamanca). She highlighted that the assumptions of criminal intervention and the rule of law are called into question when an important part of the population is in conditions of vulnerability, concluding that criminal law is selective and discriminatory of the already discriminated against.

Round tablas was about alternatives to the criminal law of aporophobia, such as hate crimes, aggravating circumstances of Criminal Code, the state of necessity, global crimes, international protection, the enviroment or criminalization of feminism poverty.  

Closing conference was developed by Ignacio Berdugo Gómez de la Torre (University of Salamanca). The title was “development policies vs. rights of indigenous peoples and the environment”. Ignacio Berdugo did an especial mention about Brazil.

To the conclusion that we obtained in the first congress, we add a second fundamental one, which is that the current penal system is not providing adequate responses to the most excluded people, consolidating an aporophobic penal system. 

From the direction and organization of the Congress, we hope that everyone enjoyed four days of intense debate and learning. We look forward to seeing you at the next event which will be announced in this web.  Stay tuned for news!

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