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Eduard Sagarra Trias

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Tel.: +34 93 240 27 39
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Eduard Sagarra Trias

Eduard specialises in Real Estate Law, Public International Law, Private International Law (including EU Law), Immigration Law and the International Law of Human Rights. He acts as board secretary for real estate and hotel companies.

Languages: Spanish, Catalan, French, Italian and English.

  • Barcelona Bar Association.
  • Eduard was elected representative of the Barcelona Bar Association's Governing Board between 1982 and 1986.
  • Chairman of the United Nations Association in Spain since 2009.
  • Former chairman of the Consell Català del Moviment Europeu (Catalan Council of the European Movement).
  • Board spokesman for the United Nations Association in Spain, 2002-2009.
  • Member of the Spanish Association of International Law and International Relations Lecturers.
  • Member of the European Commission's Team Europe.
  • In 2005 he was appointed chairman of the editorial board of Món Jurídic, the monthly journal published by the Barcelona Bar Association, 2005.
  • Member of the editorial board of Dret & Societat, Roca Junyent’s legal newsletter.
  • Vice-president of the Human Rights section of the Union International des Avocats (UIA) since 2004.
  • Member of the International Institute of Political Science, since 2008.

  • Law degree from the Universitat de Barcelona, 1971.
  • PhD in Law from the Universitat de Barcelona, 1989.
  • Diploma in Comparative Law from the Institute of Comparative Law, 1973.
  • Diploma in European Organisations from the University of Strasbourg, 1968 and 1969.
  • Courses on International Public and Private Law at The Hague International Academy of International Law (1973).

  • Lecturer in International Public Law at the Universitat de Barcelona's Faculty of Law since 1971.
  • Senior Lecturer in International Public Law and Law of Nationality, Immigration and European Citizenship and European Community Law, at ESADE´s Faculty of Law (Universitat Ramon Llull) since 1994.
  • Course convenor and lecturer in the Master in International Business Law at ESADE´s Faculty of Law since 1999.
  • Director and lecturer in the course Private Contracting at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra´s Faculty of Law (1993 -1996).
  • Convenor and lecturer in postgraduate courses related to immigration and asylum at several universities in Spain and other Spanish and European institutions, both public and private, including: Barcelona's CIDOB, the Spanish General Council of the Judiciary, Legal Practice Schools and local Bar Associations.
  • Lecturer in several courses taught as part of postgraduate programmes on immigration and cross-cultural education (The Universitat de Barcelona's Cross-cultural Ethics Observatory).
  • Lecturer in the Legal Expert E-learning Programme on International Migration & Immigration Law. Eduard runs and teaches the course on The Spanish Legal Framework of Foreigners: Rights and Freedoms, 2002 -2006.
  • Guest speaker at several Spanish and European universities.


  • Author of the book Sobre la normativa en materia de extranjería e inmigración en España (On the Regulation of Aliens and Immigration in Spain in 2006).
  • Author of the book 10 Preguntas y respuestas para aclarar conceptos. La situación de la inmigración y la extranjería en España y en Europa en 2006 (10 Questions and Answers to Clarify Ideas. The Status of Immigration in Spain and in Europe iin 2006).
  • Co-author of the book Las stock options en España (Stock Options in Spain), Ed. Deusto, 2001.
  • Co-author of the book La acción exterior de la Generalitat en el nuevo Estatuto de Autonomía de Cataluña (Catalonia’s Foreign Relations in the New Catalan Statute), Centro de Estudios Internacionales, UB, 2007.
  •  Author of the book La legislación sobre extranjería e inmigración: una lectura. Los derechos fundamentales y las libertades públicas de los extranjeros en España (The Law on Aliens. The Fundamental Rights and Public Freedoms of Aliens in Spain), edited by the Universitat de Barcelona, 2002.
  • Author of the book Los derechos fundamentales y las libertades públicas de los extranjeros en España. Protección jurisdiccional y garantías (The Fundamental Rights and Public Freedoms of Aliens in Spain. Court protection and safeguards), José Mª Bosch. Barcelona, 1991.
  •  Article Españoles, nacionales originarios, españoles de origen y ciudadanos de origen español: ¿términos sinónimos? (Spanish Citizens, original citizens, Spanish of origin and citizens of Spanish origin. Are these synonymous terms?), Revista Jurídica de Catalunya, 2006.

  • Tackling the flood of immigrants: measures doomed to fail without Spanish or EU pact, Noticias Jurídicas, 30/04/2014
  • Ukraine-Crimea: question of international legality or game of chess, Catalunya Cristiana, 09/04/2014
  • Stem the tide or be flooded with immigrants, Blog de la Revista Catalana de Dret Públic, 24/03/2014
  • Ceuta, Lampedusa y World Press Photo,, 19/02/2014
  • Lampedusa and European dignity, ANUE, 07/10/2013
  • Spanish citizens, foreigners and immigration in Spain , UIA Immigration Law and Nationality Commission | Vol. 2, No. 2, 12/09/2013
  • The UN, Syria and human rights, Diariojurí, 02/09/2013
  • Illegal Spanish living in Spain: a new category of citizen, Diario Jurídico - ICATF - La Vanguardia -, 23/07/2013
  • Pandemic corruption, Diariojurí, 15/07/2013
  • Europe must not lose its cool in controlling flow of illegal immigrants, DiarioJurí, 11/07/2013
  • On the regulation of Aliens and Immigration on Spain 2006, 15/10/2010
  • Can the right to access the public healthcare system be curtailed without a debate? , Revista de Derecho Migratorio y Extrangería, Lex Nova
  • Discrimination against children of emigrant parents in gaining Spanish citizenship of origin, La Notaría-Newsletter Number 2/2011

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