Professor Francisco Fonseca Morillo

Graduated in Law (MA) at the University of Valladolid in 1977, and Sociology and Political Science (MA) at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (section of international studies) in 1979. Obtained his PHD degree at the University of Valladolid in 1984. After graduation serves in different positions at the University of Valladolid, since 1986 he is a professor of public international law and international relations. Between 1988 and 2005 he has been a Collaborateur Scientifique at the Institut d’Etudes Européennes de l´Université Libre de Bruxelles, and a Lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University San Pablo-CEU between 2010 and 2014. Joined the staff of the European Commission in 1986 and served in several positions, such as the Director for Civil Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship between 2004 and 2008,  Director of Judicial Cooperation and acting Director of Fundamental Rights and Citizenship in 2008/9, Director of Criminal Justice, later Acting Director General, DG Justice and Consumers in 2015, while today he is Deputy Director General, DG Justice and Consumers. He is a Founding Member of the Spanish Association for the Study of European Law, official branch of FIDE (1982), member of the Spanish Association of International Law and International Relations since 1979 and the Madrid Bar Association since 2010. Author of several articles and books on European law and public international law