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Emiliano Borja Jiménez

Emiliano Borja Jiménez

Emiliano Borja Jiménez attended the University of Valencia, where he obtained his degree from the Law Faculty in 1986, receiving the Extraordinary Degree Award. He is currently Head of the Criminal Law Department at the same University, where he also obtained his PhD.

He undertook pre-doctoral scientific placements at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law in Freiburg in 1988 and 1989, also completing post-doctoral scientific placements at the Max Planck Institute in 1991, 1992, 1993 and 1996 and others between 2010 and 2016. He has conducted research at the Institute of Criminal Law Sciences of the University of Munich in 1996, 1997 and 1999, and has also developed research projects in Latin America, including those of the Central University of Ecuador in 1999 and the Rafael Landívar University of Guatemala in 2001. He visited the European Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Procedural Law in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009. Additionally, he has been an international consultant for justice system reinforcement programmes in Paraguay with the European Union (2001), in El Salvador with USAID (2001) and in Bolivia with the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) (2003-2007).

He was the Director of the Criminal Law Department’s Doctorate Programme at Valencia University (1996-2010). He also directed the research project “Cultural Diversity: Conflict and Law”, on the principles of Indigenous Law, developed in nine different Latin American countries.

He is a Full Member of the Criminal Policy Studies Group and the International Criminal Law Association.

He is the author of books including “Racist Violence and Crime in Western Europe” (1999), “Introduction to the Principles of Indigenous Criminal Law” (2000), “Politico-Criminal Problems in today’s Western Societies” (2003) and “Application of the Circumstances of the Offence” (2015). He joined ONCE in 2011. In April 2016 his dog Lasca received the ONCE Foundation Guide Dog Award.