The professor of Constitutional Law at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) Teresa Freixes has been awarded the XXV Tolerance Award given each year by the Association for Tolerance, as reported by the entity on Monday in a statement.
Freixes, who is also Jean Monnet professor of the European Union ad personam and secretary general of the Royal European Academy of Doctors, has stood out in recent years, especially, but since her university student years, for her “tireless activism for the dissemination of constitutional values and Europeanism ».
The jury, in this sense, has also valued that Freixes “is, without a doubt, the jurist who has most consistently and consistently denounced the legal aberrations with which the secessionist parties have tried to violate the Spanish legal system”, a motive that has been taken into account to award her the prize.
In the same way, the jury has taken into account “the relevance of her personality in Europe” and that the UAB professor is “an excellent speaker of constitutionalism beyond our borders”, with examples of civic activism leading various entities and “Numerous acts of protest of that majority of Catalans who do not want the separation of the rest of Spain, as in one of the massive demonstrations of October 2017, in which in her speech she denounced the lies that serve as a pretext for secessionism.”
The award jury
Inger Enkvist, Arcadi Espada and Ricardo García Cárcel, among others, such as Imma Alcolea, Jorge Belsa, María Domingo, Miriam Muñoz, Francisco Oya, Israel Rodríguez, Berta Romera and the president of the entity, Eduardo López-Dóriga have been part of the jury of the XXV Prize for Tolerance.
In the previous editions, the Association for Tolerance has awarded this award to: Iván Tubau, Fernando Savater, Francesc de Carreras, Gregorio Peces-Barba, Agustín Ibarrola (Basta Ya!), Félix de Azúa, Albert Boadella, Baltasar Garzón, Antonio Muñoz Molina, Arcadi Espada, Rosa Díez, Mario Vargas Llosa, Carlos Herrera, Antonio Mingote, Xavier Pericay, Regina Otaola, Félix Ovejero, Victoria Prego, Inger Enkvist, José Luis Bonet, Joseba Arregi, Ana Moreno and Maite Pagazaurtundúa.
The delivery of the prize to Freixes, the entity has informed, will be carried out in an act, still without a date, but in autumn in Barcelona.