February 28, 2021

The poet Javier de la Rosa, distinguished by the World Association of Jurists – The Province


The World Association of Jurists – World Jurists Association (WJA) – has distinguished writer and poet from Tenerife Javier de la Rosa for his work in favor of peace and Human Rights. The writer, linked to the Panero family, is a founder and Director of the Chair Leopoldo Panero of the University of La Laguna.

The distinction of the association, which has been linked for 17 years, was granted a few days ago in Rome during the Congress of the International Parliament for cooperation, security and peace, that celebrated its 21 edition. The writer was accompanied by his wife Charo Panero, cousin of the poet Leopoldo María Panero, Favorite Son of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria posthumously in 2016 for his connection to the city for years.

During his speech of thanks, the writer Javier de la Rosa criticized the passivity of capitalist and speculative society for the destruction of the environment, as well as the contradictions of an increasingly consumerist world that throws food while another part goes hungry. "Humanity is breaking that natural chain that the planet has to regenarse," said the poet, who encouraged to return to the path of human ethics to curb the blunder that is occurring with the planet.

The writer, born in La Laguna on April 10, 1949, is graduated in Performing and Dramatic Arts and also in Theology. Among his books of prose and poetry are Galdós falls in lovedo. The love life of Don Benito Pérez Galdós, Between sea and drops and The erotic zoo of Gaia. He has also done art criticism and has an important collection of pieces and paintings, some of which are exhibited in the House of the Panero, in Astorga (León), which has also helped to rescue as a research center for the writer Leopoldo Panero and other contemporaries of the so-called School of Astorga as well as cultural space for the town.

Founder of the Leopoldo Panero Chair at the University of La Laguna, where he has worked for more than 30 years, Javier de la Rosa has to his credit the Leoncio Rodríguez National Journalism Award and Hernán Esquío National Poetry Prize, among other awards. A few years ago he was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature.

The World Association of Jurists is an international non-governmental organization founded in 1963 with special consultative status in the UN Economic and Social Council, where judges, lawyers, lawyers and legal professionals promote and promote the rule of law throughout the world. , as well as world peace. Precisely, the entity held its biannual congress in Spain in February this year. During the meeting the maximum distinction of the association was granted to King Felipe VI.

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