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Yolanda Gomez, Directora-en

CEPC

Dª Yolanda Gómez Sánchez

 Dª Yolanda Gómez Sánchez

Institución: Centro de Estudios Políticos y Constitucionales
Cargo: Directora del Centro de Estudios Políticos y Constitucionales
Dirección: Plaza de la Marina Española nº 9, Madrid,  28071
Teléfono: 915401950
Email: cepc@cepc.es

Brief resume

She graduated in Law from the Complutense University of Madrid (1982) and holds a PhD in Law from the National University of Distance Education (1987), awarded the Special Prize for Best PhD thesis. She is a Professor of Constitutional Law and a Jean Monnet Professor, ad personam, of the EU. She has been the vice-dean of the Faculty of Law, the head of the Department of Constitutional Law and the director of the International Doctoral School at UNED.

She has mainly developed her teaching and research work in the areas of fundamental rights, equality between women and men, European Union, parliamentary monarchy and biomedicine and fundamental rights.

She has been a member of the Research Council of the European Institute University (based in Florence) and has been an evaluator for the European Research Council (EU), as well as for other Spanish evaluation and quality agencies. Also, she has been a member of the Spanish Group of Experts of the Fundamental Rights Agency of the EU, the International Bioethics Committee of UNESCO, the Spanish Bioethics Committee, the Technical Commission of the National Stem Cell Bank and Ethics and Research Committees.

She has been the editor-in-chief of the journal Derecho y Salud [Law and Health], the deputy editor of the journal Revista de Derecho Político [Journal of Political Law] of the UNED and has belonged to other editorial and advising boards of scientific publications.

She is a corresponding member of the Royal Academy of Jurisprudence and Legislation (RAJL) as well.
 
The experience attained as a member of the Legal Expert Group of the Fundamental Rights Agency has honed the expertise featuring many of her publications. During the period of her collaboration with the Agency, she had the opportunity to write and collaborate on several reports on the situation of fundamental rights, either in general or specifically on particular issues (equality, minorities, minors, migrants...).

Some of her contributions have been widely disseminated, such as the definition of a right to human reproduction on constitutional grounds, a right to physical self-determination or the proper interpretation of a multilevel system of fundamental rights in the Spanish system, linked to the theory on generations of rights. Also, as part of her expertise in fundamental rights, Prof. Gómez Sánchez has opened and consolidated some specific lines of work, such as her work on the fundamental rights that are more often affected by biomedical research and medical treatments. In this vein, she has published works related to the definition of a right to research, as a fundamental right, based on article 20.1b of the Spanish Constitution.

Complementing her written work, Professor Gómez Sánchez has developed a relevant R+D+i management work as the main researcher of the consolidated Research Group "Innovation, Research and Fundamental Rights". At the same time, she has also been the principal investigator of competitive, publicly funded research projects, such as the coordinated Multilevel Constitutionalism and Relations among Parliaments project: European Parliament, regional parliaments with legislative powers (2009-2012) and the project Minority of age, vulnerability and biomedical research (2014-2017) and has taken part in several others.

She has directed 17 doctoral theses, three of which have been awarded the Special Prize for Best PhD thesis.

A selection of his publications can be found here