Adela Cortina receives the Human Rights Award from the Legal Profession | Society

Adela Cortina received last night one of the awards of the XX Edition of Human Rights of the Spanish Law, at the end of the annual conference of that entity. Professor of Ethics at the University of Valencia, herself a lawyer for the Human Rights of the underprivileged of the world, Adela Cortina It has also given name to the fear with which society treats the poor. That word is aporophobia, already adopted by those who want to "make society aware that hatred and rejection of the poor must be ethically and legally reprehensible". Already Aporophobia has been included in the dictionary of the RAE.

Jon Sistiaga, a journalist who has dedicated 20 years to working in war zones and natural disasters, was awarded the Media Prize. Sistiaga has collaborated in media such as Cuatro, La Sexta, Cadena SER and EL PAÍS.

The Diversity Management Unit of the Municipal Police of Madrid received the Prize to the Institutions for their work against hate crimes "as the maximum expression of intolerance or discrimination".

And the Nacho de la Mata award went to Mercedes Jiménez Álvarez, an anthropologist dedicated to the defense of unaccompanied minors who are emigrants from Morocco to Spain.


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