José Luís Rodríguez Pardo

Category: Lawyer
Birth Date: 13th December 1936
Birth Place: A Coruña
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He took a degree in Law at Santiago University and has been working as lawyer since 1965. In 1963, he founded the Galician Socialist Party. He was also one of the founders of the cultural association 'O Facho'. He started to teach Galician language at Santiago University (1957-59). He also gave Galician language courses, organized by the cultural association 'O Facho'. He was a member of the Group of the Sixteen ('Grupo de los 16') that drafted the project of the Galician Statute of Autonomy and rappourteur at the Constitutional Committee of the Congress to pass the Galician Statue of Autonomy. From 1979 to 1982, he was a deputy at the Congress and senator from 1982 to 1989. From 1983 to 1986, he was the secretary of the Spanish Delegation in the Interparliamentarian Union. From 1989 to 1993, he was a deputy in the Galician Parliament and president of the socialist parliamentary group.

 Work & Activities

He has published many articles in newspapers and magazines about cultural, political and juridical themes.

 Other Interesting Aspects

-He is the president of the Galician Association of Lawyers and 'Xaime Quintanilla, Galicia como tarefa' Association. -He got several prizes for his stories such as: 'Castelao' Prize at the Galician Centre of Barcelona, 'Platero' Prize at the Club of the Book in Spanish Language ('Club del Libro en Español') of the United Nations (1994) and 'Decano Pedrol' Prize at the Bar Association of Madrid, 1999. -He was the president of the General Emigration Council of the Ministry of Labour and Social Matters (1994-98). -He is a member of the advisory board of the IGADI. -He defended the trial of 'the 23' for the events that took place in Ferrol in 1972. -He was honoured with San Raimundo de Peñafort 'Honourable Cross' and the emigration 'gold medal'.