Professor Enrique Alonso, Consejero Permanente de Estado (Permanent Counsel to the State), will teach the module “Teoría y praxis del derecho animal y el derecho del bienestar animal en los EE.UU. y Europa”, (“The theory and practice of animal rights and the right of animal welfare in the United States and Europe”), on the 24, 25 and 31 of March and the 1st of April. The module forms part of the Postgraduate Program “Animals, Rights and Society” at the Faculty of Law of the UAB.
E. Alonso is a (renowned specialist ) in animal rights and welfare and has belonged to the Advisory Committee of this website since its founding and is an external assessor of the Research Group ADS of the UAB. Professor Alonso, who received his licenciatura (bachelors) of law from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (1976), is the coordinator of the High Level Expert Group on Animal Welfare, created by the Government in November 2010, in which Professor T. Giménez-Candela, director of the Postgraduate Program, also forms part.
He has been the UNESCO Chair on Territory and the Environment of the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Director of the section of Environmental Rights at the Instituto Universitario de Ciencias Ambientales (University Institute of Environmental Sciences) and director of the Real Colegio Complutense (Complutense Royal College). He has taught classes in the Monterrey Institute of International Studies, in the College of William and Mary and the Harvard School of Law, in the USA.
He has published diverse works on Environmental Law and has created planning projects for natural environs in historic surroundings, such as the historical center of Toledo. Among the honors bestowed upon him, he has received the Gran Premio de Ordenación del Territorio y Urbanismo (Grand Prize of Territory Organization and Urbanism) from the European Commission and the European Association of Landscape Architecture