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Montserrat Gas Aixendri

Catedrática de Derecho, Universitat Internacional de Catalunya

Full Professor of Law at the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya School of Law (Barcelona). European JD in Law from Universidad Complutense de Madrid School of Law and a JD in Canon Law from the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross School of Canon Law (Rome). Director of the Institute of Advanced Family Sudies. She runs the IsFamily Santander Chair, on family solidarity studies and the Childcare & Family Policies Chair funded by Joaquim Molins Figueras Foundation. Member of the Panel of Experts on Freedom of Religion or Belief at OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) (2019-2022 y 2022-2025). Research Fellow at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs at Georgetown University in 2014 and at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Law School in 2017. Visiting scholar at the University of Illinois (USA), Universidad de Los Andes (Chile), Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (Chile) and Universidad Austral (Argentina). Her writings include seven books as author, co-author or editor, and more than eighty essays in chapters and journal articles. Recent publications include: Advancing gender equality without forfeiting religious autonomy: squaring the circle?, Review of Faith & International Affairs, vol. 20, No. 3 (2022); La aplicación del principio de igualdad de género a las entidades asociativas de la Iglesia católica. Conflictos reales y falsos conflictos", Ius canonicum , vol. 62 N. 1 (2022); Teaching catholicism in public schools in Spain: the declaration of suitability at the intersection of religious autonomy and state neutrality, British Journal of Religious Education, vol. 44 N. 1 (2022); Managing Religious Diversity in Europe: Legal Implications of Religious Affiliation and Change of Religion (Routledge 2021).


  • –present
    Catedrática de Derecho. Directora del Instituto de Estudios Superiores de la Familia y de la Cátedra Childcare & Family Policies, Universitat Internacional de Catalunya


  • 2012 
    Universidad Complutense, Doctor en Derecho