Research institutes

    Research institutes
    Transjus Research Institute

    TransJus is a research institute at the University of Barcelona based within the Faculty of Law. It brings together more than 60 scholars and academic researchers from all areas of Law, Criminology, Public Management and Administration, Labour Relations, and Political Science, in collaboration with society, in a cross-disciplinary space designed to promote synergies and problem-solving through seminars, congresses, workshops, debates, and publications.

    Director: Cristina González Beilfuss

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Observatories

    Observatories
    Bioethics and Law Observatory (OBD)

    The Bioethics and Law Observatory (OBD) is a University of Barcelona research centre that performs its activities with a cross-disciplinary and secular perspective. Its members understand that bioethics, and specifically discussing the ethical, legal and social implications of biotechnology and biomedicine, requires a plural approach to the issues as well as solid scientific knowledge on the specific issues under consideration. The objective is to raise arguments and proposals that support free and informed decision-making and that contribute to the construction of a more transparent and democratic society.

    Director: María Casado

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    Observatories
    Observatory of the Penal System and Human Rights (OSPDH)

    The Observatory of the Penal System and Human Rights (OSPDH) at the University of Barcelona comprises teachers, students, graduates, postgraduates and professionals involved in research, teaching, and observation of the institutions of the criminal justice system, whose work contributes to extending the culture of human rights, defending the rights and liberties of people, and strengthening the principles and values ​​of the democratic constitutional state.

    Director: Iñaki Rivera Beiras

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    Observatories
    Observatory of Public Law

    The Barcelona Institute of Public Law (IDP) is a university centre for analysis and research specializing in different fields of Public Law, especially Constitutional, Administrative and European Union Law, as well as other related disciplines.

    Director: David Moya Malapeira

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The research in numbers

  3 European research projects

  21 National research projects

  26 Doctoral theses completed in 2020-2021

  16 Research groups