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The International Congress of Roman Law held at the UJI brings together more than 85 participants
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13 - Jun - 2022

The congress paid tribute to Enrique Gómez Royo, Professor of Roman Law at the UJI

The Universitat Jaume I has closed the XXIII International Congress and XXVI Ibero-American Congress of Roman Law. Under the motto "The reinterpretation of Roman law in the texts of the ius commune: foundations for current legal science", the meeting has brought together, from June 8 to 10, more than 85 participants who have followed the sessions in person and streaming.

Dedicated to the memory of Professor Enrique Gómez Royo, who was Professor of Roman Law at the UJI, the meeting was opened by Eva Alcón, Rector of the UJI; Alfonso Murillo, president of the Ibero-American Association of Roman Law, and Amparo Montañana, professor of Roman Law at the Department of Public Law and director of this congress together with Carmen Lázaro, vice-rector for Culture, Languages ​​and Society at the Universitat Jaume I.

Eva Alcón alluded to the Ibero-American Association of Roman Law (AIDROM), promoter of the congress, an entity created in 1994, "of absolute reference in the study of Roman law, which has contributed to the construction of knowledge and the internationalization of the study of this field of law. Likewise, the rector pointed out that “the law has been crucial to guarantee the progress of humanity and now, more than ever, research in human and social sciences is vital. Without a doubt, this congress will contribute to a better understanding of the changes in European society and to advance in the direction set by the SDGs on issues such as cooperation, social justice and human rights."

Professor Amparo Montañana praised the figure of Professor Enrique Gómez Royo in an emotional speech in which she highlighted «his intellectual curiosity, his enormous legal culture and his mastery of other fields such as philosophy and German. Enrique was a specialist in Byzantine Roman law with great prestige as a teacher, an expert who created a school and forged a network of connections in various European universities, but, above all, he stood out for his human quality».

Professor Gómez Royo chose to join the Universitat Jaume I project since its creation in 1991, thus demonstrating his commitment to the province. According to Montañana, "thanks to him, the UJI has been a leading university since its origins in terms of research on the European ius commune." As a result of this line of research, the UJI has bibliographic collections of legal works on common European law that include works on regional and notarial law that range from the 15th to the 18th century.

The inaugural conference was given by Professor Tiziana Chiusi, Professor of Roman Law at the University of Saarbrücken. At the closing ceremony, Rosa Mentxaka Elexpe, professor at the Department of Ecclesiastical Law of the State and Roman Law at the University of the Basque Country, gave a lecture on the historical evolution of the construction contract.

The General Assembly of AIDROM has put an end to this annual event that has promoted the Ibero-American Association of Roman Law (AIDROM) for more than 25 years. The purposes of the association are the study and dissemination of Roman law and its projection in European and Latin American legislation, the performance of all activities leading to the fulfillment of said purpose, the maintenance of scientific relations and a particular collaboration with legal entities in Spain. and Latin America.

The meeting, organized with the collaboration of the Fundación Universitat Jaume I-Empresa, has had parallel sessions of presentations, plenary conferences and a program of activities of a cultural nature that has taken the participants to Benicàssim and Peñíscola.

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