Professor of Constitutional Law at the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM, Spain) and Director of the Constitutional Department. He has recently been appointed Permanent Member of the General Commission of Codification (Ministry of Justice). He has been Director of the Parliamentary Law Institute (Congress of Deputies-UCM). He is a Member of the Executive Committee of the International Association of Constitutional Law (IACL) and President Emeritus of the Spanish Association of Constitutional Law.
He has worked for seven years as Staff Attorney at the Spanish Constitutional Court, where he acquired wide experience in many constitutional conflicts and proceedings; he has also acted as independent expert in constitutional justice for the Venice Commission (Council of Europe). He has expertised on the drafting of various bills and written opinions for different public administrations.
He coordinates a broad group of professors which has received four R&D projects related with the European Convention on Human Rights and the Inter American System. Among his books, he has edited Europe of rights: A compendium on the European Convention on Human Rights; and the article: “Taking social rights seriously: principle of financial sustainability. A budgetary impact statement”. Among his books written in Spanish: “La experiencia de veinticinco años de jurisdicción constitucional en España”, “El margen de apreciación nacional en la interpretación del Convenio Europeo de Derechos Humanos: soberanía e integración”, “Estabilidad presupuestaria y consagración del freno constitucional al endeudamiento” together with M.A Martínez Lago.
Commitment in EUPADRA.
He is one of the EUPADRA Academic Coordinators at the Complutense University in Madrid, and teaches, together with Ignacio García Vitoria, a course on “Parliamentary oversight” (parliamentary control).
He is available to supervise EUPADRA thesis on: Parliamentary oversight (parliamentary control), constitutional proceedings, balanced budget amendment.