Joaquín Sarrión Esteve

Position: Member

Center: Constitutional Law Department, Faculty of Law, National Distance Education University (UNED)

He is currently RyC Senior Research Fellow, Lecturer in Constitutional Law and Academic Secretary of the Master’s Degree in Legal Practice at the The National Distance Education University.

He previously worked as Lecturer in Procedural and Constitutional Law at UNED (2010-2013) and as Lecturer in Constitutional Law and Administrative Law at the University of Valencia (2013-2016).

He graduated in Law with Extraordinary Award from the University of Valencia (2004), and with an Honor Award by the Valencia Autonomous Community Government (2005). He completed his DPhil Eur. in EU Law at the Alma Mater Studiorum-Università di Bologna in 2011 (Dottorarto di Ricerca in Diritto dell’Unione Europea) awarded with the Economic and Law Sciences Prize by the Spanish Royal Academy of Doctors.

He has done extended study and research at national and international institutions (selection) as the Centre for Political and Constitutional Studies (Constitutional law and Political Science Postgraduate Program, with Final Award), the Spanish Constitutional Court (Research Fellowship), the UNED (Master in European Union, and FPI Grant), the Royal Spanish College at Bologna and the Centro Interdipartimentale di Ricerca sul Diritto Europeo at the Bologna University ((PhD Studies), the European Studies Centre at the King’s College of London (Visiting Researcher, Erasmus Exchange Program), the Instituto de Investigaciones Jurídicas of Autonomous National University of Mexico-UNAM (Postdoctoral Santander Young Researchers Grant), the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies-IALS at the University of London (Postdoctoral IALS Research Fellowship) the Centre for Biomedical Law, Coimbra University (Postdoctoral Santander Young Researchers Grant) and the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence Centre Rights and Science R&S of the University of Perugia (Posdoctoral Valencian Autonomous Community Mobility grant).

His principal research interest is European Union (EU) integration process in relation to fundamental rights protection from a multilevel constitutionalism perspective. And his research lines include: fundamental rights and economic freedoms conflicts, constitutional fundamental rights protection, Biometric and new technologies and fundamental rights protection in a multilevel system, including the civil use of drones.

He participated in several international and national research projects, and he collaborated as a Legal Expert to the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA Spanish National Focal Point from 2011 to 2014), and Legal Expert of the Council of Europe (Bioethics Committee), and he is member of several international and national research groups and the Coordinator of the Emerging Research Group “Challenges of the civil use of drones”.

It is important to note the several awards that support his work research, inter alia: International Law Award ISDE&FIA 2012, Pastor Delgado Hernández in Human Rights Award, International Award “Joaquín Ruiz Giménez” in Human Rights, Finalist Garrigues Young Jurists Award 2011, and Constitutional Law and Political Science Centre Research Final Award.