ANTONIO L. MARTINEZ-PUJALTE

ANTONIO L. MARTINEZ-PUJALTE

Obtained his PH.D. in Law at the University of Valencia and is now working as Professor of Philosophy of Law at Miguel Hernández University of Elche, where he was the first Dean of the Faculty of Social and Juridical Sciences, from 1997 to 2000. Furthermore, he implemented new study programs at the University of Munich and Edinburgh. He also fulfilled his vocation as a teacher, more precisely, as a visiting professor, at the University of Navarra, Budapest, Austral (Buenos Aires) and Piura (Peru). He authored 4 books and published more than 60 articles in science magazines and collaboration books.

He showed interest for different research areas such as the general theory of fundamental rights, the study of electoral systems and citizen participation mechanisms related to the quality of democracy. In recent years, however, his primary line of research has been the Disability Law, as evidenced by his last book, published in 2015, entitled Discapacidad y derechos fundamentales.

He is currently leading an interdisciplinary research group that is engaged in developing strategies for the insertion of people with limits in intelectual functioning on the labour market (Estrategias para la inserción laboral de personas con capacidad intelectual límite). 

He has been Chairman of the Chair of Disability and Employability TEMPE-APSA at Miguel Hernández University of Elche since December the 3rd, 2015.

He has also held numerous public positions such as Chief of Cabinet of the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of the Spanish Government, from 2002 to 2004, as well as Deputy Mayor of the Social Action at the Municipality of Elche, from 2011 to 2015.