Juan Garcia Blesa

Dr. Juan J. Garcia Blesa Foto: FernUniversität

Dr. Juan J. Garcia Blesa

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter

E-Mail: Juan.GarciaBlesa

Telefon: +49 2331 987-4639

1. Professional Experience

Current posts

Senior Research Associate (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter), FernUniversität in Hagen, Law School – Germany – since May 2014

  • Coordination of international doctorate programme (Graduate School)
  • Coordination of European Distance Education in Law Network (EDELNet) - Coordination and management of other international cooperation programs (Erasmus+ exchange programme, international intensive study programmes, virtual mobility)
  • Managing member of the Institut für Internationale Rechtsbeziehungen
  • Lecturer Public International Law (Module 55218)
  • Coordinator of Erasmus+ KA2 funded project (2015-2018)
  • Member of DAAD-“Sur-place”-grants committee
  • Other management, teaching and research duties
  • Trainer of Intercultural Communication
  • Fundraising

Visiting Scholar – Open University, United Kingdom – since July 2016

  • Collaborative research project development
  • Research publication
  • Planning and development of teaching cooperation
  • Fundraising

Previous posts

Adjunct Lecturer of Human Rights, Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences –

Düsseldorf, Germany – October 2014-March 2016

Project Manager & ResearcherProject "Social integration of immigrant workers in the olive oil sector in the province of Jaén, Spain", University of Jaen, SpainJanuary 2014-

October 2015

  • Project planning, stakeholder management and communication, quality control
  • Research implementation, incl. field research for qualitative study

Adjunct Lecturer of Human Rights and Business, Leuphana Universität Lüneburg –

Germany –October 2013-September 2015 (research-based teaching)

Project Manager Assistant & ResearcherResearch Project Strategy of Security and Cooperation in the Region of the Mediterranean Sea (Ref. 194/02), Dept. of International Studies, School of Law, University of Jaén, Spain – Project leader: Prof. Dr.

Víctor L. Gutiérrez Castillo, January 2012-December 2013

  • Research project development and planning
  • Organization of events

Adjunct Lecturer of Intercultural Studies, University of Hamburg, Germany – October 2012-July 2013

Lecturer of Human Rights, Saint Louis University (MO, USA), Division of Business and

Social Sciences – Madrid Campus –September 2012-December 2012

OSCE International Election Observer, Kyrgyzstan, October–November 2011

Assistant Professor of Comparative and International Law, American University in Bosnia and Herzegovina, College of International Law and Diplomacy – October 2010-

September 2011

  • Member of curriculum committee
  • Teaching and research

Visiting Researcher, University of Surrey, United Kingdom – May 2010-August 2010

Lecturer of Int’l & EU Law, Master’s Program in Euro-Mediterranean Relations,

International University of Andalusia, Spain & Morocco – September 2009-June 2011

Lecturer of Int’l Law, Master’s Program in Peace, Conflicts and Human Rights, University of Malaga, Spain – November 2009-June 2010

Lecturer of EU Law, EU Immigration Law and Human Rights, University of Jaen, Spain,

March 2010

Project Manager Assistant & Researcher, Research Project “Africa in the Western Society: International Cooperation as a Tool for Development?” University of Jaen,

March 2009- March 2010

  • Research project development and planning
  • Project dissemination
  • Research tasks

Associate Researcher & Management Assistant, Research Group “International Law and Politics”, University of Seville, Spain – September 2004-October 2009 (various research, teaching, and management tasks)

  • Research project development and planning
  • Organization of events – dissemination
  • Fundraising

Lecturer of Public Law, Master’s Program in Spanish Autonomic and Local Government, University of Córdoba, Spain – 2008-2009

Postgraduate Fellow, Spanish Diplomatic School, Madrid – September 2007-August

2008 (various research, teaching, and management tasks)

  • Assistant to head of studies – study programme management & controlling
  • Programme development
  • Event organization and implementation
  • Research tasks

Research Assistant, Centro de Estudios Andaluces (Public Law Dept.), Seville, Spain –

January 2005-September 2006

  • Assistant to Area Director
  • Research project development
  • External research project controlling
  • Stakeholder management
  • Dissemination event organization and implementation
  • Research tasks

2. Education

PhD in International Law, University of Seville, Spain, October 2009 (Summa cum laude)

Master in Diplomacy and International Relations, Spanish Diplomatic School, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Madrid, July 2007

Master of Advanced Studies in International Law and International Relations, University of Seville, June 2005

Law Degree, University of Seville, Spain, July 2001 (Erasmus Scholarship at the Université de Pau, Faculté de Droit, 2001-2002)

Further Education

Project Management (incl. MS-Project), Institut für Berufliche Bildung, Hamburg, 2013

Projekt Management in der Wissenschaft (PM in Science), Internal training programme,

FernUniversität Hagen, 2019

Intercultural Competence Trainer – Internationale DAAD Akademie, April-November

2016

International Election Observer, Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Human Rights

Office, Nov. 2009

International Crisis Management, Instituto Universitario General Gutiérrez Mellado, Madrid, March-April 2008

3. Membership of Professional and Learned Societies

  • EMPOWER Expert on Transnational Education (European Association of Distance
  • Teaching Universities - EADTU)
  • Member of the Antonio Cassese Initiative for Justice, Peace and Humanity
  • Member of the Madrid Bar Association (associate no. 96815)
  • Expert reviewer for Methaodos – Revista de ciencias sociales

4. Languages

  • Spanish (native)
  • English (excellent)
  • French (excellent)
  • German (very good)

5. Selected Publications

Graffin, N. and Juan J. Garcia Blesa, “Racial Profiling in Immigration Control: The Problem with Northern Irish Border”, International Human Rights Law Review, vol. 8, 2019

Juan J. Garcia Blesa & Neil Graffin, “Suspending the Rule of Law for Racial Minorities in Border Management? Racial Profiling in the Western Mediterranean and the Post-Brexit Irish Border”, in von Sachsen, Szuka & Garcia Blesa (eds.), Legal Implications of Brexit, Münstescher Verlag für Wissenschaft, 2018

Nils Szuka & Juan J. Garcia Blesa, “Activating students in legal distance education: The integration of e-learning scenarios into short learning programmes” in R. Egetenmeyer, P. Guimaraes and B. Nemeth (eds.) Joint Modules and Internationalization in Higher Education, vol. 71, Peter Lang, 2017

Juan Garcia Blesa, “Enfoque de derechos humanos”, “Estado fallido”, “Responsabilidad de proteger”, “Responsabilidad Social de la Empresa”, en Gutiérrez Castillo, Grande Gascón, Garcia Blesa et al. (coords.) Diccionario de la cooperación internacional al desarrollo con África Subsahariana, Universidad de Jaén, 2015

J. Garcia Blesa and V.L. Gutierrez “The Rights of the Victims of Past Atrocities in Spain: Reparation without Truth and Justice?” 29 Connecticut Journal of Int'l Law, 2014

J. Garcia Blesa & Víctor L. Gutiérrez Castillo, “The Euro-American human rights dialogue and the crimes of the Francoist Regime”, 6(1-2) Inter-American and European Human Rights Journal, 2013

V.L. Gutiérrez Castillo & J. García Blesa, International Legal Regimes Governing Marine Renewable Energies in the European Union: the Southern Spanish Maritime Spaces, Spanish Yearbook of International Law, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, Vol. XVII, 2012

J. García Blesa, “Transitional Exceptions to the Rule of Law in International Administrations: The Office of the High Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Right to Due Process”, 18(04) International Peacekeeping, 2011

J. Garcia Blesa, “Soberanía contemporánea y principio de subsidiariedad: el desempeño internacional de funciones soberanas en Derecho Internacional”, 10 Revista de Estudios Jurídicos, 2010

J. García Blesa, “On the Interpretation of the UN Security Council Resolutions Relevant to the UK’s Military Intervention against Iraq”, 6 Surrey Law Working Papers 2010

M. Agudo, J. García Blesa and J.L. Lara, “La participación autonómica ante los órganos de la UE: plasmación en la reforma estatutaria andaluza”, 1(2) Administración &

Ciudadanía: Revista da Escola Galega de Administración Pública, 2007

M. Agudo, J. García Blesa and J.L. Lara, “La elaboración del nuevo Estatuto de Autonomía” in M. Agudo (Coord.) El Estatuto de Autonomía de Andalucía de 2007, Centro de Estudios Andaluces, 2007

J. García Blesa, “Los derechos de los inmigrantes permanentes en la UE: un test sobre la acción de integración comunitaria”, La Investigación de la Inmigración en Andalucía, Consejería de Gobernación – Junta de Andalucía, 2006

J. García Blesa, “EU Law Dynamics and Equal Treatment towards Immigrants”, 14(5) Africa e Mediterraneo Review, 2006

M. Agudo, J. García Blesa and J.L. Lara, “La reforma del Estatuto de Autonomía de Andalucía”, 3 Revista Actualidad, Centro de Estudios Andaluces, 2005

J. García Blesa, “El acceso efectivo a un tribunal: la asistencia jurídica gratuita en los procesos civiles y otros medios de garantía en el marco del Convenio Europeo de Derechos Humanos” 4 Anuario de Derecho Europeo, 2004